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I was considering purchasing a curved soprano to alleviate neck and thumb issues, but after looking at this video of someone playing the curved SC-991 I think I'm going to have to pass. Take look at his right hand. Do you see how his right wrist is bent instead of straight? He has to do this in order to play it because it is designed to rest close to the body. I've been told by classical guitar players that having a bent wrist like this is a no-no and will lead to RSI. A normal straight soprano (with or without a curved neck) allows you to push the horn out far enough so that your wrist is straight. Has any played a curved soprano long enough to comment on this possibility? I also notice he is playing it without a neck strap. Is that leading to his stressful hand position?