Only time can tell how long I've wanted to pick up the guitar and strum it. But my fingers ached a little and so did my will. But now thanks to Transition Year, I have music classes once a week to learn guitar. But I know very well as a piano teacher that without practice at home, you're not gonna get anywhere.
It's not like I'm going to go professional so I purchased a cheap one at Lidl for 50euro. comes with a bag, footstand and a tuner. So yeah, here's to the hardening of fingertips and finally the ability to play.