Regular readers will be aware that the guitarists nightmare is a broken nail. For years Robin has struggled with many different techniques to overcome breaks/chips/general wear and tear. I've scoured many shops in far flung places trying to track down ping pong balls, (in the early days), silk strips and super glue, not easy if you happen to be in Borneo at the time.
More recently specialised silk and glue has become available and although it does the job is time consuming to apply and therefore not ideal for an emergency repair.
Well, we may have found a solution.
I won't name the product until it has been tried and tested, but so far it has withstood some serious rasguedos.
Another benefit is that they can be cut to shape in advance which would be ideal for urgent repairs in the concert setting.
So we are all keeping our fingers crossed, except for Robin, who is out playing and even he can't play in that position.
So watch this space and I'll keep you informed of developments.
'As always, it was sheer pleasure to observe Robin Hill's remarkable fluent technique: everything looks easy when he plays it.' Colin Cooper- Classical Guitar Magazine ----- 'Wonderful for their (Hill & Wiltschinsky) precision, touch and clarity of sound... refined virtuosity, the achievement of a long interpretive process.' Il Giornale D'Italia (Rome) ----- 'I loved your CD and thought your technique and performance were fabulous...' Rick Wakeman