1. Mat (The Laughing Bard)
    Jun 06, 2012 @ 20:49:54

    I always thought it was best to start on acoustic for two reasons.
    1. You can take it anywhere and play it.
    2. It’s a LOT easier to go from playing a steel-string acoustic to playing, well, anything else really than to go from say an electric to an acoustic. If you’re used to the ease of playing an electric, acoustic’s going to be a struggle.
    Having said that, people just love electrics so if it gets you playing…


  2. Duncan Jones
    Jun 08, 2012 @ 11:48:52

    Let’s be frank here, learning to play the guitar is hard. There are even times now, that I feel like giving up and I have been playing for over 20 years.

    In my opinion, you should choose the type of guitar that you like to listen to. Let’s face it we all start learning to play because we fall in love with a particular artist / group and want to play like them.

    If you want to learn guitar because you want to play like Eddie Van Halen, getting an acoustic is possibly going to be a bit frustrating.


  3. Patrick
    May 18, 2013 @ 20:50:25

    I have to agree with mat that learning on an acoustic is the way to go if only for the fact that you can take and play it anywhere and it gives you a great starting point to move into other instruments if and when you feel like it.
    In the end I guess as long as you enjoy what you are playing then it doesn’t really matter what you play


  4. Peter
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 16:27:33

    I’ve always thought that acoustic is the way to go when beginning. It’s cheaper, and it pushes your finger strength, dexterity, etc. I’ve got nothing wrong with beginners using the electric but its best to start on the acoustic.


  5. Sam E
    Nov 30, 2013 @ 22:50:12

    Steel String Acoustic for me. I think trying to write music on any other type of guitar CAN BE limiting.


  6. Andrew C
    Dec 10, 2013 @ 03:20:06

    I agree with Sam. So much more scope with the acoustic!


  7. Steven
    Dec 25, 2013 @ 12:40:53

    If there were no electric guitars, only acoustic, I would never have picked one up. Acoustics just did not interest me at all.


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