I'm a big fan of the three volume set by William G. Leavitt, and published by Berklee Press, called "A Modern Method for Guitar". It goes through basics of the guitar, scales, triads, arpeggios, chord theory, and also presents some quite elegant and melodic chord progressions. For anyone wishing to understand guitar and music in the jazz and jazzesque realms these books will take you (as they are taking me) there. Also highly recommended are Ted Greene's "Modern Chord Progressions" and "Chord Chemistry". He is a monster player/master of the beautiful chord, the chord no one else has ever used. Lots of spice to add to any chord progression from Guthrie to Coleman. My three cents.