I just turned 44 and I never intended to learn to play guitar. It all started a little over a year ago when my wife bot a Fender Strat. and a little Voxs amp. Myself being a Cabinet maker and Carpenter for 23 years I thought to myself after looking over her new strat. ( I can build that shit ).So I started off on a journey to build a guitar having most the tools and wood laying around. I chose to build a LP Custom Black Beauty because they looked way cool to me and in the course of building it I thought to myself ( I should learn to pluck this thing ) so that when Im done I can set it up properly. So I started learning cords on my wifes old Yamaha acoustic and must admit it is addicting and I just learned my fist song House of the rising sun by the Animals. I may never get really good at it because I'm a builder at heart but Im going to keep at it and see where it goes. The Les Paul is almost done and can't wait to start building the next one a Gibson L4 Archtop for the old lady and the list goes on and on.