#4
I LOVED Fingerboard Theory for Guitar by Mike Christiansen
Gear
Ibanez RGR521EX1
Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500R
Roland Cube
Spider II 30
-Crybaby GCB-95
-SansAmp GT2
-Boss DS-1, RC-2
#5
i learned a lot of theory here and at cyberfret, i honestly can't recommend any good books, but if anything, i'd advise you to take a musical theory course if possible (maybe if it's offered as an elective at your school or something), it's immensely easier to grasp some concepts when you have a person there to ask questions to and to clarify things for you.
#7
I have to agree with copet, Fingerboard Theory was very nice, it took a different approach. But it made a whole lot of sense