Well, this teacher here thinks a C10 is a good choice: https://www.thisisclassicalguitar.com/r ... l-guitars/
I'm not qualified to critique his analysis, so, sounds good to me
>I must admit that I’ve purchased a few method books and I’m a little overwhelmed on what to start with.
Get as far as the initial exercises with each, see which "speaks" to you the most? Some teach things in a different order, and one approach might be frustrating for you, while another would feel just right. Or use several simultaneously, you'll get a very well-rounded approach?
Personally, I like the super-popular Noad. He very quickly gets you playing musical-sounding exercises, which is very motivating. He integrates learning new things, with playing actual "music", which I like. I use it alongside the free classes here, and 1 other book I'm test-driving right now.
After using the Noad for months and falling in love with it, I've looked at other methods (including Sagreras, Yates, etc), and read reviews of others, and considered adding them. I've only added 1 so far (the classes here), and may add another method I'm test-driving now.
If you're interested, there are free Classical lessons here. You can get feedback on your progress from other players. If you take all the courses, it's the equivalent of 6yrs of music school. If you take the optional final exams, apparently it has official status in France, and would count towards your entrance requirements if you were to apply to study music there. The forum for the classes is: viewforum.php?f=41
. The post about registering is: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=54023
. And the FAQ about the course is: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=62687
The classes here don't seem to teach basic music reading, or some basic info about beginner Classical guitar use. You may want to supplement the lessons here with extra reading/explanatory/pictorial material. Like one of your method books. You may also want additional explanatory/instructional videos. I like the free ones at https://www.thisisclassicalguitar.com/lessons/
(includes teaching how to read music in his free book, and detailed demonstration of technique).
Yamaha G-50A. Connecticut, USA