For years, guitar teachers have always recommended that new guitar players start learning on an acoustic guitar. Have you ever wondered why that is? If you only have interest in playing rock or metal music, why would playing an acoustic guitar make sense?
Many people say that starting on an acoustic guitar is a great way to build hand and finger strength. But the reality is that it’s simply the heavier gauge strings that make it harder to play. So realistically, you can build up your strength and dexterity on any type of guitar.
One of the great things about starting with an acoustic, however, is that it’s easy to grab and go. There aren’t any fancy effects or amplifiers to worry about. All you have to worry about is playing the instrument. This makes it easy to focus on learning and not falling down the endless guitar-gear rabbit hole.
At the end of the day, play whichever instrument makes you want to pick it up and play it. And if that’s electric guitar, don’t feel like you need to go buy an acoustic guitar first. Playing the guitar is all about having fun!