Nail Repair for the Classical Guitarist

Proper nail care is essential for the classical guitarist. Even the most careful player will, on occasion, need to replace or repair a nail due to a crack or breakage. I’m sure there are many ideas on this subject and this is limited to what I’ve found works for me. I’m interested in other solutions so let me know!

This video will demonstrate a couple of different solutions including the ping-pong ball replacement for a broken nail as well as how to fortify a cracked (but not broken) nail with either a ping-pong ball or toilet tissue and under which conditions these methods are appropriate. Hopefully with this information a cracked or broken nail won’t keep you from practicing or performing!

Enjoy and let me know your ideas!


Scott Kritzer

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