Bruce, my cousin has been playing guitar for years and he's awesome at it. He has 10+ guitars and I can't even name them all. A couple that I know of: Gibson LesPaul, Fender Stratocaster, some flying V thing, BC Rich warlock or something like that, I don't even know if I named them right. He can sit down, hear a song on the radio or whatever and play it to the exact note when it's done. Slide guitar too, like that movie "crossroads" with Ralph Macchio and Joe Seneca. He does some classical tunes real fast on those too. Alls he does is sit at home playing guitars and surfing on the web. He is a hermit.