I am Carol from near Glasgow. I am a complete beginner in my mid-50s; left-handed, with wrist and thumb joint issues. I joined the forum tonight after spending an hour or so online with Richard on his website and discussing the best guitar for me to get. (Impressed that it's a Sunday night and he took to time to answer all my questions even so.) My new baby will be here in a week and half or so. I can't wait!