I love hearing about folks who shift gears and pursue their passion later in life as an Encore Career or as a Second Half Entrepreneur™. Especially when you get the whole story of their dreams and aspirations, then slogging through the inevitable setbacks, and finally emerging on the other side in victory as their idea succeeds.
Randall "Randy" Wyn Fullmer is such a guy. He already had a successful career as an animator, including work for Sesame Street and 18 years at Disney. But in his mid 50s, Randy launched Wyn Guitars and as a solo luthier has been handcrafting high-end bass guitars for some of the best bassists around the world. (And now you know the other reason I like this story so much!)
Check out Randy's story in the documentary Restrung. You'll enjoy it if you're into Encore Careers--plus you can groove on some pretty funky bass lines.