Electric or acoustic guitar for a begginer?

Its necessary to play an acoustic guitar good before trying in the electrical one? I want to learn to play the guitar ( should i join
in "normal" guitar lessons or are there special lessons for electric guitar?) but i dont like the acoustic guitar it sounds boring to me and i dont want to waste the money of my parents in a guitar that i won't use after buying a electrical guitar.

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  • i made the mistake when i started of thinking i HAD to learn acoustic first.. dont waste time playing music you dont like. your 16 now but when you get older you will have to actually MAKE time for music and its not worth it on an instrument you dont like. Pick electric.

    When starting guitar lessons, you are going to learn the basic fundamentals of guitar that apply to both electric and acoustic, including the 12 basic chords, barre chords, pentatonic scales, CAGED system and so on. things maybe be slightly different but for the beginning stages are similar. eventually that path will divide as you start to play to your favourite artists and styles. and you can always go back and learn acoustic later.

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  • Honestly, to start out acoustic is better! Electrics are usely a lot easier to play compared to acoustics. It's not like you won't be able to play anything on the acoustic you can play on electric (he'll stairway to Heaven is like 5-6 minutes of acoustic guitar). The thing you dont want to be limited by electric or acoustic. Let's say you only learn how to play the electric guitar and you come to someone's house with just an acoustic guitar and you go and play that acoustic guitar. Because you only really play electric and the acoustic guitar is harder to do the chances are that you will probably suck and won't be able to do that much. The transition from acoustic to electric however is a lot easier to do

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  • Learn acoustic. A good quality one cost less and you should be sure you want to learn to play an instrument before spending a good chunk on the equipment if you're expecting to shred right out of the gate. A lot of people give up fast because "oh, this is hard".

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  • Only acoustic. You'll have your fingers bleeding using nylon strings at the very beginning. Can you imagine how hard it would be to deal with an electric guitar with thin metal strings? By the way, I would recommend this budget one
    for all beginners. Good luck with guitar!

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  • I have three guitars. 2 acoustic and one electric. The electric is a lot easier to play, but I prefer playing my acoustics. I personally suggest a classic style acoustic guitar for beginning. For three reasons. One because you can find them relatively inexpensively. Two, the nylon strings are easier on your fingers, so you can play longer in the beginning without bloody fingers. Third, if you practice good fingering technique the electric will be that much easier to play.

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  • I’ve used both and I can tell you for sure it doesn’t matter use what you want. I started with an acoustic and went up to electric it’s the same bar the type of sound.

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  • I'd say it depends on what kind of music you want to learn

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  • good

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  • Acoustic.

    It teaches you strength of contact, tone, plucking, harmonies, etc that an electric won’t. You also won’t need an amp and cables.

    But you’ve already clearly picked your route. Have fun.

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  • Start on acoustic. It is more simple sound wise. It can be overwhelming for a beginner to instantlt use electric because of the many ways sound can be altered on the guitar itself and with the amp

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