Right thumb profile

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keithwwk
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Right thumb profile

Post by keithwwk » Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:56 am

Dear all guitarist and player,
Can you please don't mind share me how is your hand thumb profile look alike?
I am asking is because I just realized I got a quite rare profile after I did a search and look at few friends and family hands.

Just work hard and see how..

Mine both thumbs look like this (Top of thumb nail facing up):
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Majority of them look like this (Top of thumb nail facing side).
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Re: Right thumb profile

Post by keithwwk » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:02 am

Just to close this topic.

I overcome my mindset to stroke my thumb in different angle seem work fine and I will contitnue to experience and progress my guitar learning as far as I can.

Cheers...
Antonio Picado Model 60 Spruce 2017
Esteve Mod 1.4ST Spruce 2003
Ryoji Matsuoka M20 Cedar 1978
M.Sakurai No.5 Cedar 1976
Yamaha G225

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Re: Right thumb profile

Post by Lovemyguitar » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:58 am

I just saw this post. My thumb profile is almost the same as yours, just a bit less forward-facing. Everybody has different hands and fingers, and the best thing to do is what I think you have discovered: find the best position for yourself that enables you to play the best you can and create the best tone. The shape of your thumbnail will have an influence as well, and it is a process of trial and error to find out what works the best. Best of luck, and enjoy!

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