Poll: How Old Were You When You Started Playing Guitar?
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View poll results: How Old Were You When You Started Playing Guitar?
0-5
1 0%
6-10
19 9%
11-15
130 64%
16-20
48 24%
21+
4 2%
Voters: 202.
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#2
About 10 years old in 5th grade. I quite one year in 7th grade, then picked up like hell in 8th grade and its been smooth sailing since. Now I'm 20.
#3
18 years old, about 3.5 years ago. I think I'm doing alright for how long I've been playing, but just started really focusing on technique. John Petrucci's Rock Discipline works wonders. Srsly
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#5
Playing since I was 12/13 in seventh grade. I'm now 5 years old. Gotta love that aging potion stuff they sell on ebay these days.
#9
i started at 12 in June and ill be 16 in October
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#10
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Playing since I was 12/13 in seventh grade. I'm now 5 years old. Gotta love that aging potion stuff they sell on ebay these days.


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#12
almost 16,17 now, will be two years in december
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#17
When I was 11
Im 16 XD
Guitars
Ibanez Prestige RG355OXM
Fender Mexican Deluxe Series Stratocaster
Fender Squire Bullet
Schecter Damien Elite 8
Yamaha F325 Acoustic

Amps
Peavey 5150 II Full stack
Peavey 2001 Studio Pro 112
Roland Micro Cube
#19
I started at 14. Thought I had a late start but after looking at these posts I see I was just on time. Yay for solidarity or something like that....
#22
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16 im 18 now
i think ive progressed well
i just wish i had a teacher when starting out

Exactly this
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#23
8 years old. I'm 15 now so that's like 7 years. I pretty much sucked up until around last summer and something snapped and now I'm decent.
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#25
14 for bass, and I was either getting ready to turn 15 or had just turned 15 when I learned guitar. I was 11 when I took a few drum lessons that were of absolutely no help to me :/ and 18 when I first tried to learn piano.
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#26
Took guitar lessons for my acoustic in Year 3 (so 7 years old), started playing bass at about 9 because I preferred it to guitar, started playing primarily guitar again at 13. Now I'm 60/40 guitar/bass, and I'm 18 in a few weeks.
#27
I'm 23. Started guitar at 18 and keyboard at 13. I suck at both.

However, I also started bass last year and I'm pretty good at it if you consider I have been playing it for less than a year.
#28
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#29
13, I'm 24 now.
I'm so glad I started playing though. I think my life would be really different if I hadn't.
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#30
Officially I was about 8, I had two years of guitar lessons, and then gave up at ten, took it up again at about 15, and have been playing ever since.
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#31
16 I think.

22 now.
sometimes I see us in a cymbal splash or in the sound of a car crash
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#33
7 first time I picked at one. Ten when I got serious with it
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#34
10. I'm 20 now.
- Fender American Standard Ash Telecaster w/ DiMarzio Chopper T & Twang King
- Alhambra 5P
- Laney Lionheart L5T-112
- Line 6 POD XT
- Suhr Shiba Drive
- MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay
- Dunlop Cry Baby
#38
I was 15 when I started playing, but I didn't really start to take it seriously until recently.
And I'm still thinking I'm not serious enough about it
My Gear:
Gibson SG Classic
Les Paul knockoff >.>
Vox VT30 with footswitch
EHX Big Muff w/ Tone Wicker
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