A little about myself;
I don't really play six-string guitar, I am better with electric bass, but I find I like to 'play with' just about anything that has vibrating strings and I am slowly picking up the six-string.
I've played music in one form or another since I was pretty young (I am now 43,) I was maybe 8 when I was taught dulcimer, I played cornet in school, electric bass after that. I used to play my bass till my fingers bled but that didnt mean I was any good
and then I didnt play at all for many years and only recently got an instrument back in my hand; I am rusty even on bass and I don't consider myself a player anymore, just a tinkerer who loves stringed instruments.
I'm mostly self-taught, I did have some great lessons from great teachers that I did not take as seriously as I should many years ago, and sometimes they still pop up from memory to help.
It may not be the best to admit here but while I like classical music I like all kinds of music and was not drawn to the instrument for that. I do love the nylon-string sound, whether it's playing classical or baroque or folk or what have you, and I also particularly appreciate the form factor of the classical guitar. I have fairly large hands that are more accustomed to working the fretboard of a full size bass guitar, and find the fretboard of even relatively larger electric or steel-string acoustic guitars uncomfortably cramped. I try and try but no matter how carefully I fret I cannot get an open 'A' chord without muting a string somewhere, and I feel like nothing but fat fingers when I try to play leads.
So I got the bright idea to find myself a full sized classical, and I am glad I did. Much more comfortable to play on. My 'A' rings clean on every string. Obviously I still need to practice practice practice if I actually want to *play* the thing but it feels so much more attainable with this instrument, it fits me comfortably and it sounds great.
So now I need to learn more about this instrument, and that is why I am here.