Many beginning guitar players wonder whether they should start out with an electric guitar or an acoustic guitar.

I recommend starting off with an acoustic guitar. An electric guitar is just fine if that’s all you have, but an acoustic guitar, in my opinion, is better for beginners.

There are a few reasons for this. For one, an acoustic guitar generally has a stiffer action, meaning the strings are a little bit tougher to press down against the frets. This is a good thing for beginners, because it builds up your hand strength from the moment you start playing.

Electric guitars also have the problem of masking mistakes with feedback or other noises. Acoustic guitars offer a more “pure” sound, and you can clearly hear any mistakes that you make.

Also, I would say that 90% of songs that are played on an electric guitar still sound great on an acoustic guitar.

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