Hey there TennesseeChip......yea man, you've come to the right place if you want to improve your guitar playing skills and you'll have a blast with G.T.
Just remember to have fun but remain disciplined at the same time.... if that makes any sense. About the improvisation goal, I highly recommend going through
Instructor Christopher Schlegel's 'Improvisation Series'. I did, and it's helped me alot!!!!