Classical Fingernail Shaping and Buffing [Video Lesson]

Includes info about what we need to work on our nails, some advice about shaping, and the three step process I use to get a smooth edge on my nails.

You can now get Micro Mesh Pads right from the Classical Guitar Blog!

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  • Lee

    Thanks, chris, nice video. Does anyone just use those 7 sided buffers available at the local drug store? I do and seems to work well for me.

  • Vivian (male)

    Great video to remind me just how important glassy smooth nails are. Where do you buy those micromesh paper? I usually use old 2000 grit paper, but would like to get the 4000 etc. All I found is very modeling pricey pads on amazon.

  • Jorge

    ive wanted to grow my nails for some time to learn classical. I also play the elctric guitar. But im having trouble growing my index finger. They always seem to get a groove in the middle of the nail. Can someone help me on what to do?