Re: how old is every one?
52,...been playing since I was 17, my first guitar was a Fender Stratocaster, acoustic's are a pain in the butt. I encourage all new players to get an electric guitar first, cause most of the music you love is electric, and with all the cool stuff on the market, you can get a great sound the will inspire you to greatness. Make your next guitar an acoustic.
I love the blues, and 70's rock, and can dig the new stuff. Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page being my top three, I also enjoy Richie Blackmore, Rory Gallagher, and Santana (got my picture with him).