Was it a song you heard?
Was it the fact you were bad at sports and a bit spotty?
Or was it the hope that being ace on guitar would get you closer to leather-clad boobies? (Or cod pieces for the lady-kemper players out there).
For me it was Johnny Marr's jangles and layering...and before that...during....and after that revelation of majesty I have been metal through and through!
But weirdly it was HIM, and not Yngwie or Vai that made me say 'I want a guitar'.
If people ask what I would be if I didn't play guitar, then I say I would be a virgin.
What/who/when was your divine moment of inspiration? I have been very grateful to talk to many of you on technical matters - but still don't know how you ended up doing the greatest thing ever! GUITAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!