trouble forming callouses in my senior years

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trouble forming callouses in my senior years

Postby rhirvine » Sat Mar 02, 2024 5:33 pm

When I was a kid and into my middle years I had great callouses for fretting. But now even though I'm currently playing a 12 string guitar, they just don't get tough enough for anything but nylon strings. Are there fingertip protectors which would allow me to play steel strings? Thanks in advance.
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Re: trouble forming callouses in my senior years

Postby AngusH » Mon Mar 04, 2024 2:20 pm

Not sure I have a solution, but I can certainly sympathise. I thought I was imagining it, but my calluses don't form as quickly or last as long as they did in my 20s and 30s (I'm pushing 60 now). It's also possible that I simply don't play as much as I used to.

I don't know about protectors per se, but I've been told white spirit will help to harden calluses - I've not tried it, but it might be worth a try.

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Re: trouble forming callouses in my senior years

Postby rhirvine » Tue Mar 12, 2024 12:33 pm

I have found some finger protectors which I might look into:

https://www.guitarcenter.com/Gorilla-Ti ... BAQAvD_BwE

If anybody knows about these things please let me know. Thanks.

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