I started playing bass, I still do. Sometimes. Since I'm lefty and I was like... 12 or 13 at the time and had no job, I played a right handed Squier P-Bass upside down, strings and everything were strung right handed. I eventually got it turned over.. then I borrowed a friends Epiphone Les Paul, played it upside down, strung right handed, mostly played in drop tunings so that I could play bar chords so it was easier haha. I traded the Les Paul for a Lefty Epiphone SG, and that's when I started playing for real I guess. I've had a couple of guitars since then, I really didn't like the SG. Now I'm playing a Jag and couldn't be happier! been playing for about 6-7 years, I have no reason to ever stop either.