I've been playing for a little over a year now. I've just been teaching myself, which I know can be dangerous but I think I've been very vigilant in curbing any bad habits that can pop up.
I'm left handed but I play righty. Not really because it feels better but that, well, have you seen
how much lefty guitars cost? When choice doesn't matter, pick the cheapest route, right?
My first was a MIM Fat Strat like this one:
and about four months ago picked up this Montara:
I luvs me some finger pickin'.