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pirandello Learning guitar: Acoustic vs Electric? (123* d) RE: Learning guitar: Acoustic vs Electric? 14 Mar 07

I have been playing guitar for over forty years now so I hope I can speak with a little experience behind me.
Firstly, start your son on acoustic guitar.
Secondly, get the best guitar you can afford for him. So-called 'student' guitars can be uninspiring musically, difficult to play and ultimatel off-putting.

When I began, all those years ago, most guitars in my price range were unplayable dogs which I had no option but to persist with; I wouldn't wish that on anyone!
An easy playing guitar is inspirational, encourages a student to practise and will speed up the learning process.

A good, solid-topped, well-made instrument at a very reasonable price is the Yamaha FG 720S and is my recommendation. My first decent guitar was a Yamaha FG I got in 1969 and I lived with it for years.

Good luck to you both.

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