I started playing the guitar when I was 17 years old, since 1983. I started playing the keyboards around 1988 or so. I started out wanting to be a guitar hero like Jimi Hendrix, but I've grown to appreciate other styles of guitar playing. I've played Stratocaster-style guitars my whole life, but I'll pick up a couple of hollow-body, classical-electric and acoustic-electric guitars when I get the chance. I'll also buy a couple of basses also, because it's hard for me to make a synthesizer bass sound like a human bass player.