Re: what started you or why did you start playing guitar
My father always loved music, mainly slow samba and bossa nova. He never had any musical training but he had a perfect rhythmic sense and also a good ear. Fortunately I inherited it from him. As he noticed this, when I was 7 he gave me an acoustic guitar and I took some basic lessons (the guitar was HUGE to my hands, I remember this). I became fascinated with that. A short time later, I started on classical and flamenco stuff on the guitar (Bach, Villa-Lobos, etc). That's why my roots are on classical music. Then at 14 I switched to electric guitar.