Woohoo! I organised lessons for myself today! After a recommendation from my friend, and then talking to the guy, I decided on a teacher. I start this Saturday. Half of me is hell worried by the fact that I will be basically starting from zero, but the other half is anxious to learn. I'm looking forward to it. I read the article here about choosing a teacher, and it was very insightful. I hope my teacher turns out to fit the bill.
Perhaps some of you have heard of him. His name is Chris Brooks, he's an Australian guitarist. I don't mean this to be advertising (in relation to the advertising post on the boards), but if you're curious, you can check out his website at www.chrisbrooks.net
Wish me luck!