Originally Posted by: can i ask how long it took for yall?
Well, I think we're all still learning, I know I am, and that's after 15-16 years of playing a lot. :)
I guess it depends on how you define "knowing how to play the guitar". If you stay focused and practice every day it shouldn't be too long before you know the most common chords and chord relationships and you can play most simple songs.
My advice is that you should focus on what you think is fun, because that will make learning a natural thing that you don't have to think about.
Who's your favorite artist? Try to learn their songs along with going through the basic fundamentals/blues/rock courses. Or anything else that interests you.