My husband learned how to play the guitar when he was in his grade school years. He is into blues-rock type of guitar playing today, but he managed to learn playing with a classical guitar. At nine years old, his small fingers could barely make the notes of a chord ring because of the guitar’s enormously wide fret board and a super thick neck. I guess it was really a good training because shifting to steel-string guitars made his guitar playing more comfortable.
I started learning how to play the guitar when I was already in college. I bought my first classical guitar that looks like a yamaha c40. Although it cannot beat Yamaha’s superb tonal quality, I am still thankful because through it I was able to learn how to play the guitar.