Ah, a tunerthingymwosit - definite must. As I said, when I got the guitar, the G was wildly out of tune, and I can get it darn close, just not quite right.
Picture the scene - me sat on the floor, guitar in hand
1. plays G note on A string (no D string, remember)
2. plays open G string
3. "Nah, too low"
4. twiddles tuning peg
5. repeat 1+2
6. "Nah, too high"
repeat until urge to thwack guitar off floor is almost too strong to resist!
As it stands, the guitar is 3 steel strings (well, technically 2, but I'm sure D was steel too) 3 nylon. I love the resonance the steel gives on the low notes, but I'm not sure if all nylon would be easier for my fingers
. I suppose I can get it done one way, then change them if it doesn't work.
I'm not sure if scale books differ left to right handed - I know tab books do, so I'm going to pick up a lefty one of those. As for style of music - if recent experience is anything to go by, Disney! I found an old book we had for the keyboard, and can now play "A spoonful of sugar" "Bare Necessities" and "chim chimeree"
. But in all seriousness, I have no idea - I think I'm going to try a couple of different styles and see what I like.
Nonya - thanks for the link. I'd seen some of the guitar.about pages, but I didn't realise they had a lefty link page. That's me set for an afternoon surfing!