For 10 years, I'd thought about learning to play the guitar. I've no false illusions about becoming a rock star and don't know if learning the guitar ultimately would agree with me; I'd need to try it in order to find out. That all said, I have several questions.
1) What brand(s)/type(s) of guitar would make for a good, but inexpensive ($150 or less) starter? (NOTE: I'm just shy of 5', 3", so I don't have super-long arms that could reach around a big-bodied guitar.)
2) Could you recommend an instructional website that helps beginning players who want to go the self-taught route?
3) If there's anything else that I should know/consider before considering the purchase of a first guitar?