In my opinion, It took me almost 45 years to get good. In April, I’ll celebrate my 53rd year of guitar playing. To learn, I did lots of practicing. I did have the benefit of (3) great teachers. I studied with several more. I “dropped the needle” on countless records to learn, in my youth I watched great players live. I’ve been gigging regularly since I was 16, in 1973. I can now do solo gigs confidently. I’m pretty fearless.