Brazilian guitar virtuoso Diego Figueiredo has one of the smoothest sounds in world music—and for that he needs some of the smoothest nails in the world.

In our latest installment of Acoustic Guitar Sessions, Figueiredo sits in to discuss his painstaking nail-filing technique, and files off a lightning-fast performance of the traditional song, “One Note Samba.”


For more on this rising star on the jazz-classical-Brazilian guitar scene, check out his website.

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