Whenever I go from electric back to acoustic, the strings on the acoustic give me splinters or something in my fingers. After practicing with it for a few hours, when I rub my fingers they're sore and feel like I have little metal needles in them, kind of like fiber glass particles.

The feeling usually last for a couple days and is pretty painful. (I check them for splinters I can remove but can't see any!!!)

Is this normal?! Can strings shed little metal splinters, am I doing something wrong, or what the **** is that?!

Blah, sounds menacing.

Maybe a new set of strings might help
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AXL Electro Acoustic 12 String
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They're probably just sore from practicing for a few hours.

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Yeh, I'd just change the strings. If that didn't work, I'd just get over it and keep playin.
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Oh, they're sore alright, but it's not your normal "practice for eighteen hours sore." It feels like pieces of fiber glass.

Small, isolated, tiny pin-prick islands of pain, which make the entire finger sore. I don't know, its the exact feeling you get after rubbing up against fiber glass. *sigh*
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id definitely change the strings then. did you buy them from a gypsy? lol

It's an Epiphone acoustic. Does that explain it?

Hahaha, I know its a cheapie, maybe it is the crappy strings.

No, not gypsies. Japanese *i think*
Dude you're getting metal splinters when you play your guitar?

Find some new strings!
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