#1
Well I got a question,

I am playing since monday the 3th of September with my old classic guitar, am going to buy a new one on monday. I am not that bad, am actually quite a fast learner. But my question is, is an electric guitar harder than playing a classic guitar, and can you play it without the amplifier? I found a 2nd hand electric quitar quite cheap, probally not a big brand either but it's to learn anyway so doesn't needs to be an expensive brand.
#2
If anything the electric is easier to play as it has lighter strings...you can play them without an amp, but it's nowhere near as much fun
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#3
hmz, not much use to a electric guitar withouth amp, you can play on one, but there's no way to get some sound out of it (only very soft)
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#4
I'd say a nylon strung guitar is easier to play than an electric. Get one of those marshall mini amps like jack black has in school of rock.

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#5
An electric is definitely easier to play.
You can play without an amp, but not if you're going to be in a loud place or want anyone else to be able to hear.
#6
I would save up until you can afford a new eletric, and a amp.
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#7
classical is easier to play because of the wider fretboard and it is easier to fret things because of the nylon strings i play electric guitar but at my school we have classical guitars and i find it easier to play those
#8
Thanks for all the replies so far, am keeping my eyes open for an electric guitar with an amp for sure.

@Ericgentz: I don't really want to buy a new one because they are quite expensive and I'm still learning so it has no use
#9
I practise guitar unplugged all the time, I think it has improved my picking tone, you always have to listen for the bell-like strat tone.
EDIT: my advice is to buy a really cheap amp to start off with, then save up for an all-tube amp later.
#10
a hollowbody (such as my Dean Palomino) can be played as acoustic.
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#11
yeah, that's a fair point. The deeper hollowbodies (ES-175, Epiphone Sheraton, Gretschs) still have a very nice and fairly loud acoustic tone, maybe that'd work for you?
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I practise guitar unplugged all the time, I think it has improved my picking tone, you always have to listen for the bell-like strat tone.
EDIT: my advice is to buy a really cheap amp to start off with, then save up for an all-tube amp later.


I would definitely not recommend buying a really cheap amp. Your amp contributes a lot to how your guitar sounds, and even a really awesome guitar won't sound so great with a crappy amp.