I'm an old fart and I've been trying to play guitar since I was about 17. I've had moderate success at it, but nothing to really brag about. It's just been a barrel of enjoyment for me over the years. I've never made any money doing it, but I think, at one time, I could have if I'd wanted to. I just never wanted to turn my source of pleasure into work.
So, how old were you when you first started, how long ago was that, and how would you rate your level of expertise? Do you play for money or just for the pleasure it gives you?
I'd also like to hear from some of you who never picked up a guitar in your life until you were in your 30s, or 40s, or even later in life.