I didn't pick up the guitar for the first time until I was 18, and was wondering if there are any greats or legends that didn't start playing until around my age too?
Glen Tipton of Judas Priest.
IIRC, Frank Zappa and Allan Holdsworth both didn't start playing til they were 18. Zappa is my favourite guitarist, and Holdsworth is an almost unparalled monster of technique. So take heart, and work hard
Great jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery started playing when he was 19
Maybe there's hope for me yet!!!
Tipton started at 21