I'm a 42-years old guy from Helsinki. I have a long-ish history with electric and steel-strung acoustic guitar (and bass guitar): I first played in my teens for maybe 10 years, and now I got back to playing maybe three years ago. I know some limited theory and can read music a little bit, but mostly my playing has been ranging from blues to rock.
I've noticed that bands are hard to find at this older age, and playing electric guitar is something I don't really enjoy so much doing just in my bedroom by myself. So I've got the idea to start opening up my horizons and stumbled across classical guitar. A huge world of uncharted (for me) territory!
So now I'm thinking that maybe this would be more up my alley these days, it's more of a solo instrument and the music is beautiful, plus I like a challenge and learning new stuff.
I don't have an instrument yet, and one of my first questions is off course recommendations for affordable instruments. Although I know that the "beginner" instruments are usually not what you want for your first instrument, I still can't blow a huge amount of money into one, maybe 500€?
I've also understood that it would be better to take at least some live lessons initially? I have been sending a few e-mails out to prospective players that I've found on Google, but have yet to heard back from any of them.
All the best to everyone, and I expect to be seeing all of you around here