This week’s Billboard cover star John Mayer opened up about the first time he ever picked up a guitar, the best (and worst) things about touring, his worst on-stage mishap and more as he played a game of “First, Best, Last, Worst.”
“The first time I remember picking up a guitar, I was at friends' houses who had these beginner guitars with less than six strings on them,” Mayer tells Billboard. His grandmother then bought him his own guitar from a tag sale -- also lacking in six strings -- but, as he says, he didn’t mind.
“When I got a guitar with all six strings, well, I found that very exciting,” he shares, “Because I had all the strings that a guitar was supposed to have. And the sky was the limit at that point. And I was 13 when I did that.”