The clarinet was my first instrument . . . I picked up my cousin's and figured out 'Moon River' by ear. I tried the piano next, and stayed long enough to learn 'FACE' and "Every Good Boy Does Fine'. Didn't really want to learn another instrument until I got a guitar (a real 'Green Stamp Special', if anyone remember Green Stamps), for Christmas when I was twelve. Taught myself how to play 'Puff the Magic Dragon', and than didn't pick a guitar again until several years later. Bought a Ventura V-12 and never looked back . . .
All the best, Áine