I'll also add. I own and play a Fender CS 2011 '63 relic Telecaster, 2009 CS Nocaster, 2010 CS '59 reissue Stratocaster, a '64 Vibroverb Custom, a Vox VT20+, and a Fender Super Champ XD. I have a DAW and sometimes record my own stuff And, I have guys I get together every few weeks to jam out with on mostly originals.
I get a lot of encouragement from people around my guitar playing, but personally I am almost never satisfied. There is what I meant to play and what I actually play. Most the time my leads consist of me trying to play myself out of the mistakes I'm making with hopefully no one noticing. I want to be able to make it sing. I have a long way to go and a lot more to learn - a lot more practicing to do.
I'm very inspired by JG, Zappa, and Hendrix.