Good question! when I think about it I've been playing for 15 years! Wow! I started at school I bought a guitar off my uncle for a bottle of rum! I then gave up after 6 weeks I still can't stand "lay down your head Tom Dooley"! 2 years later I got right into the Beatles and Eric Clapton I found the ol' guitar and we have not been seperated since! I'm lucky my wife is a singer so theres no conflict of interest just lots of sweet music at home!