It doesn't really matter what kind of a guitar you play. You just need to get one, get it fixed up and start jamming. The Internet countless articles and videos on how to play the guitar, how to practice guitar, how to play by ear and how to tune your guitar. The list is endless so don't worry whether you are going to start on electric or acoustic guitar. All you have to do is get started and later you can add to your guitar collection. In the long run you will likely want to have both styles of guitar.
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