My husband likes very much to learn playing guitar. But he has a scar on two fingertips of his left hand. This causes problems in pushing the strings hard enough to the neck of the guitar. (It is not painful in general, but the tissue of the scared fingertip is not as firm as this of the other fingers)
He tried so far:
- tape the fingers with sticky tape
- change the hands and use a plectrum to avoid fingertip-string contact
But both was not working over time. The sticky tapes start loosing and then disturb, and the hands change is against his natural handing, so learning is quite difficult.
Does someone have experience or a work around for this problem?
Edit: Thank you for the variety of answers! I will encourage him to try finger-protection supply and then report the success.!
I know, it is not the picture you are looking for... But to describe the scar, it is better than nothing. Like I wrote in the comments: But a picture of the fingers would not real help I assume, because there is no visible scar. The skin of the fingertips was cut of by a planer. The skin grow again with no visible unevenness, but the skin itself is more soft and maybe thinner than the "normal" skin. In effect the string cuts more into the skin than on the healthy fingertips, which makes it tricky to push it onto the wood.