Watch the Rhythmicity online guitar lesson by Bill Evans from 30 Sax Licks for Guitar You MUST Know
Syncopation really makes a line groove and swing. Leaving space also allows the rhythm section a chance to breath as well. As you can see, I'm combining the bebop language with blues oriented lines. Bebop adds the color and blues adds the soul. Put them together, and you have a very cool line. Work on that concept.