#1
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I just started playing the guitar. I have an Ovation acoustic guitar with metal strings. Right now my fingers tips hurt from holding down the strings. How long will it take for me to get use to playing the guitar so that my fingers don't hurt?
#2
You just need to keep with it, will take a few days/weeks to develop a callus and you'll be sorted.
#3
Yup. Wait a week or two and it probably won't hurt anymore.

If you have other guitar-related questions I'd suggest using the guitar forums. The New Members forum is made for questions on how this site works and such.

Hope you have fun on ultimate-guitar, and good luck on guitar!
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