I just joined, following my purchase of a vintage classical guitar that absolutely sounds beautiful for my budget. Takamine G126.
I have played Piano when I was young, and have been an adult student also at an intermediate level. Perhaps solely because of this I can read music, but struggle to have any speed in my music reading skills, so on the guitar I seemed to have progressed along fastest by discovering tabs, while still trying to pick up on the note reading as I go along.
I have been and on- off guitar player, and have just felt inspired the past six months or so to get back in. I enjoy alot of 70s pop music that has good lyric and feeling (e.g. Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, etc.), to include Rock, Country, and contemporary Christian faith music, Blues & Bluegrass. Along the lines of faith, I have been doing prison ministry for around 7 years and would love to to advance my guitar to the point that I could play some music in that setting on some occasions where it fits, or around campfire settings that I absolutely love. I also have on-order a Journey Instruments carbon fiber overhead travel guitar to try to break the hotel room loneliness when traveling. Just purchased an IRIG2, to try to also learn through online resources with an opportunity to mimic amp settings I would otherwise be clueless about, and I hope I enjoy the new pursuit and passion to add music back into my life.
I have enjoyed collecting a few guitars as much as playing. My guitars are an Ovation Legend LX1777 (purchased new), Sigma Anniversary Edition (D-10, a solid-wood edition made under C.F. Martins' Sigma Brand) in excellent condition as 2nd owner; a Taylor 814ce purchased new. I am really fresh to playing electric, but purchased new in 2006 a Gibson Custom Shop 68 F Cherry Sunburst Les Paul re-issue, and have a used vintage Epiphone Les Paul Supreme. I just purchased this past week a Jan 7, 1978 Takamine F-340SD Sunburst Acoustic "lawsuit" guitar in really nice condition, on the same day as my new classical Takamine G126 guitar.
I will be happy to keep my discussions limited to the topic of learning classical guitar on this thread. It is music I appreciate and look forward to advancing myself in learning.