Someone told Chet Atkins, "Man, that guitar sure sounds good!"
Chet set the guitar down on a chair and asked him, "Ok, how does it sound now?"Chet Atkins
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.Chet Atkins
Today they build studios with almost complete isolation on each musician. They sit in little cages and listen on headphones.
In my opinion, that's not so good for the creative process. We used to gather around the piano, run over the tunes a few times, and the musicians would get ideas for fills or for rhythm licks, and that was more fun.
I know that still goes on, but it's not the same.Chet Atkins
Approach your guitar intelligently, and if there are limits, don't deny them.
Work within your restrictions. Somethings you can do better than others, some things you can't do as well.