I love the internet! When I first started playing guitar. My uncle loaned me his treasured case of cassettes. It was a collection of the weirdest, fastest and most amazing guitarists he had come across in his years of playing. I was inspired although I spent most of my time learning classic stuff from Slash, Dimebag, and J Yuenger. With the internet budding guitarist have all the freak guitarist at their fingertips. Guys like Chris Impelliterri blew me away as a kid cause the guy is so fast you cannot see his fingers move, crazy stuff.
I'm not as moved by speed as I was. I love melody and stuff I haven't heard or seen. I stumbled across this guy the other day and was pretty impressed.
Check out his site He made this 27 string guitar!