By the occasion of recent recordings of beautiful music played by Maestro Eliseo let me turn our attention to certain, important IMO aspect. It is a question of brave, positive dealing with and overcoming consequences of age. It is perfect example for me that the music comes from heart and all "technical" means are to be adjusted to our present condition if needed be.
I remember that Maestro Eliseo has a guitar that is dream guitar for some/many players; it is Jose Ramirez 1A. But this guitar probably belongs to instruments that are not so easy to play. So instead of complaining, the Author of this thread went for another instrument that still allows his aged hands to produce beautiful music.
On my modest amateur's level I am in similar process myself: my concert level luthier's guitar constructed by Master Stanislaw Partyka become too demanding for my soon to be 72 years old hands. And instead of complaining I switched to my other guitars that are much easier to be played by me in my present situation, and I will let the Partyka go to better then mine today hands. I say all this to encourage elder people to play, just choose carefully and wisely the guitar appropriate for our present condition.
Antonio Picado, model 60, 2015, Cedar/IRW. Scale 640 mm.
Antonio Picado, model 62, 2018, Cedar/Madagascar Palosanto. Scale 640 mm. Doble Tapa.