I live in the south east of England, recently retired. I first started playing the guitar when i was 25 and missed quite a few of the next twenty years due to family and work commitments. I passed a Trinity College recital diploma exam 20 years later in 2004 and then a year after that developed focal dystonia. More than 12 years later it's almost gone, not fully but it continues to improve.
Best wishes to all guitar players.