I need to point out right up front that my profile name is not meant to me bragging about my guitar capabilities. This was originally my online poker name (see how clever that is - brettsanACE, get it?) and my profile pic was also used on the poker sites (it works on so many levels!) and because I am inherently lazy and not that bright and can't remember lots of user names I just carried it over onto UG.
Anyway, I'm an Aussie (and for you Americans, it is pronounced Ozzy not Ossy), and I started playing guitar about 12 years ago in my 40's (though I wish I had have started when I was young) and am self taught from the internet (Thanks Justin and Marty). Everyone who has ever heard me sing is unanimous in their opinion that I am the worst singer they have ever heard, which sux when I'm playing my acoustic because I really think that an acoustic requires singing to go along with it, so I just prefer to play my strat, turn up the volume, and forget about the vocals.