51 here. Mucked about a bit over the years but a few years ago I was working remote in a mining camp and was bored stupid so I flew in an acoustic to kill time with. I was assured many, many times that I was terrible but I found it really relaxed me after a twelve hour shift. So I got another one for home and just a couple of days ago got my first squier strat for $30. '97 Affinity. Here I am now with three guitars and hopeless skills. At least now people recognise what I'm trying to play. That's a step forward. But I mostly play just for the dogs enjoyment. They know when to applaud otherwise they don't get walked.