Ah yes, the age old question.
What type of guitar should I learn with/on?
An Electric OR An Acoustic?
I have been asked this question more times to the point where I couldn’t even begin to put a number on it.
Is it a good Question?
Is it an important Question?
Do I have an answer?
Not a simple one
You see, there are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of different factors between Electrics and Acoustics. Both have their own pro’s and con’s when it comes to certain aspects in music. Style, Speed, Direction, Versatility, are just a few I could think of right off the top of my head. But when you’re just starting out, the list gets a bit shorter.
(Personally I believe learning on the Acoustic is the best route to go and I’ll tell you why in a minute.)
Electrics are great for some things, where an Acoustic would be the exact opposite, and vice versa.
I do not speak for everybody out there, so to help you with your decision on the matter, I’ve compiled a little Pros and Cons list for starting out between Electric and Acoustic guitars. Hopefully it will give you at least a little insight with your decision making process.
There you have it folks, my pros and cons between the two. Both types are absolutely amazing. I love all guitars! It doesn’t matter what type, brand, or style – every single one of them has their own unique qualities and sounds. And before I forget, why I believe someone should start with an Acoustic Guitar, is because of a few key reasons:
- It takes a lot more skill and precision for it to sound good
- It strengthens your fingers and hands – which in turn gives you more endurance to play longer
- It’s easier on your wallet
- and one of the biggest reasons is one I mentioned in my list
If you can play an Acoustic Guitar well, you shouldn’t have any problems being able to rock on an Electric
Yes I will agree that you can learn on an Electric quicker, but it is going to drive you nuts with frustration if you try to pick up an Acoustic and expect the same results. Learning to play either of them is no simple task. It takes hours and hours of practice and dedication, but the reward you’ll have from not quitting and persevering through it all will be astronomical!
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Thanks for reading,
and as always, Keep Rockin!