Playing guitar is not a hobby, it's a way of life... If you want to be a "good guitarist," you just need the following.
- a decent guitar (Peavey, Epiphone, Gibson, Ibanez, Fender, etc.)
- a loud amplifier
- a good guitar tuner
- a good taste in music
- a few friends
With a decent guitar, you can be noticed for the fact you actually HAVE a six-string. A loud amplifier can get you anywhere! From a decent recording session - to an awesome live performance. The tuner; a guitarist's best friend. You need to keep in tune, and even change tuning for other types of music. A good taste in music is defined that you STAY AWAY FROM POP CULTURE AND RAP! That music is not influential to our ways of life!