I gave my old Korean Jumbo to a friend who is into woodwork and would like to play guitar but doesn't have the confidence, because he thinks he's not talented, which is probably not true. Now I got rid of the giant, and he'll get to try playing. I don't think it's fixable but for a guitar, that's a good way to go.
Last Saturday I went to see local luthier's, Liikanen. They are always helpful to a beginner, even if they are among the top names here. Since they sell tonewood, I asked them if they knew some place where one could study lutherie around here, evening classes. They gave me a name and yesterday I went there, and I'll join them next semester. It's almost free, good teacher, nice people in the class. Only no one is working on a CG and neither will I. It's a challenging instrument to start with, they say. I think I will first make a couple of easy traditional instruments, then maybe an electric guitar and only then come instruments where you bend or carve wood.
The others worked very patiently. The srcatched their head more often than they scraped the instrument under construction. That's going to be my lesson one, too.