A jazz guitarist friend of mine lost the tip of his left index finger a few weeks back trying to break up a dog fight in his house. He and his wife take rescue dogs in their house, so he knows better. Anyway, if the tip had been reattached, he would have had no feeling in the tip. He's waiting to see if he'll be able to play with that finger a month from now. Best of luck to him! Yes, we must be careful with our fingers and our bodies in general. I've seen the posted video. A great inspiration.
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