There is a great spanish band that maybe you have never heard about. They are called mago de Oz and have several studio and live albums. The music they play are such a kind of 80´s hard rock mixed with celtic and folk instruments (violins and diverse types of flutes). Call it progressive if you want. The lead guitar player is an ibanez fan and uses a RG 550 with modified pickups and a greeen RG with piezos (I don´t know which model). Also a red jackson soloist apears sometimes. To those who are looking for virtuosism, there are tones of it. The singer is one of the best I´ve ever heard. The only problem for you is that the lyrics are written in spanish. Anyways check out any album of them. I suggest "La Costa del Silencio". Be sure you´ll enjoy them.