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by Mike
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Nail Care
Replies: 9
Views: 16023

Re: Nail Care

Guitarist is such a strong word the conjures up images of a an individual at one with his or her instrument... I am most certainly not at one with any of my instruments... :oops: :lol: But thanks for the assumption... perfectly natural considering where we are having this little chat... :D I in fac...
by Mike
Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Nail Care
Replies: 9
Views: 16023

Re: Nail Care

I'm assuming you're a steel-string rather than a classical guitarist; but for nylon-string players at least there's a lot about nails on the 'Delcamp' classical guitar forum (just Google 'delcamp'). I've also tried superglue, but I find even the superglue in brush-on pots is too thick, and just crac...
by Mike
Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: EKO guitar
Replies: 7
Views: 10023

Just out of interest Kevin, what is the adjustable bridge like? - mine doesn't have one. Perhaps they came in different versions, although I wasn't aware of that.
by Mike
Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: EKO guitar
Replies: 7
Views: 10023

I have an old Eko Ranger dating from the mid-1970s. I've heard they were a bit of a 'cheap guitar cliche', but I always liked it, nice looking and nice to play - although it is the only steel-string I've ever had, my other guitars being classicals. But one problem was that the bridge was prone to sp...
by Mike
Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Classical guitar purchase
Replies: 4
Views: 6168

Thanks Gordon and Andrew for the advice. I'll try Ray Burley, although he doesn't seem to have a discussion forum like this on his website - hope he won't mind me asking!
by Mike
Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Classical guitar purchase
Replies: 4
Views: 6168

Classical guitar purchase

Don't know if there are many classical guitarists on the forum, but.... Could anyone recommend a good make/model of classical guitar, on a budget of around £500 - £1000? I've heard Raimundos are good, but suffer from a high action (an irritation with my old Yamaha). Any advice gratefully received, t...
by Mike
Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Guitar neck/fingerboard
Replies: 4
Views: 5843

Thanks very much indeed for your reply, that's helpful to know.

It's a real privilege to be able to 'talk' to you and ask questions like this; I really appreciate it, as I'm sure do all other forum members. Happy New Year, and looking forward to more great music and concerts!
by Mike
Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Guitar neck/fingerboard
Replies: 4
Views: 5843

Guitar neck/fingerboard

Dear Gordon, Hope you don't mind me asking, but I wondered what type of neck and fingerboard suits your style of playing best: a wide neck like a classical guitar, or a narrower one; and a flat fingerboard (again like a classical) or one with some transverse curvature? Thanks, and hope to come to an...
by Mike
Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: A man's discussion topic - Nailcare ?!?
Replies: 7
Views: 9364

This might sound crazy, but I've recently tried using thin disposable gloves (blue nitrile, similar to those in DIY stores) on my right hand for practicing! I currently play nylon strings, and even then if I play for more than a limited time my nail tips sometimes start to flake. Despite this, I'm t...
by Mike
Wed May 13, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: A man's discussion topic - Nailcare ?!?
Replies: 7
Views: 9364

Nails!*!!@!#@!!! I think Gordon should have a separate discussion forum for this topic alone! Surely almost all guitarists use nails at least some of the time. Three- or 4- stage nail buffers are great, at least for people like me (nylon strings, pitifully little time to practice), but maybe not for...

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