I know all the basic home chords, barre chords and some 7th chords. I know the basic scales (major, minor, pentatonic and blues) and I can play some rhythm and very, very basic lead (as in Smells Like Teen Spirit solo basic). How can I learn blues rhythm (and onwards)? I want to eventually play like SRV, Hendrix and Clapton or at least be influenced by them (I love their styles).
Also, what are the advanced tips&tricks in choosing a guitar for myself? I've read several guides and it helped to learn basics, but I'm sure there're many things that come with experience.