#1
Hey guys,

I have been listening to The Who A LOT lately. And I have been inspired to play the guitar. I have been talking to some people at school, and they said to buy a cheep acoustic guitar (less than $100). I mainly want to play the electric, however it is easier to learn the electric if you know the acoustic?? Is this true? I would eventually like to play both, but I just want to play The Who. I do want to learn to appreciate the guitar to the fullest.

Will I be able to play and enjoy the songs off The Who with an acoustic? I dont want to be the next Pete Townshend or Tim Reynolds. I just want to enjoy playing the music. What do you guys suggest? I know you guys spend all your time with this subject, so I value your opinion more than my friends, hence my name lol.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

-GuitarNoob1
#2
Yea get an acoustic first, it will be hard to play, but worth it. It's a good way to test your determination. Who songs shouldn't be a problem with the acoustic either.
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#3
I say if you are going to play electric get an electric.They are also easier to learn on.
#4
i say go with acoustic i have heard that it is harder to press down on the strings.. so when you eventually (might) will be playing elec you will not have a problem with sore fingers...
#5
It's all lies, play what ever you can get, a guitar is a guitar after all bud.
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#6
If you've been listening to electric stuff then get an electric, you can get cheap electrics now so the cost justification for starting on acoustic is redundant.
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#7
Definitely acoustic first.

With acoustics, it helps you get your technique right first, and finger strength due to the strings/action etc.

Then when you move on to electric, it'll be so much easier.
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It's all lies, play what ever you can get, a guitar is a guitar after all bud.

That's sarcasm right?


Anyway, I myself got an acoustic first and then an electric, I found I only started learning properly on the electric because I was hearing the sound I wanted to hear and so I was more in love with the music.

Not that I don't love the sound of an acoustic now a days.
#9
They use both electric and acoustic, off the top of my head:

Acoustic songs - Sally Simpson, beggining of Pinball Wizard, Behind Blue Eyes

Electric - A lot

I love The Who too My favourite band ever
#10
If you get an electric, stay away from any cheap guitar with a tremolo system (whammy bar).
#11
If what you want to learn is music played on an electric then my advice would be to go with an electric. Getting started can be a little tough if you have never played an instrument before and it is easier to stick with something if you are learning the music you love to hear.
#12
just get an electric if you like electric guitar songs...if its not for you then its not for you, but at least you gave 'playing The Who' a fair chance, where as if you get bored with your acoustic then you never really experienced the who songs propperly..idk.

maybe do a compromise and get an electric acoustic (i dont know are there any good cheap ones?)
#13
With a strat-type guitar and a Roland microcube you can still get acceptable acoustic-type tones, good look trying to get decent electric tones from an acoustic.

Also congrats on the band that's got you thinking about playing, I saw the Who last year and they still have it
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#15
Well, I bought an acoustic. I dont mind the acoustic at all. In fact, I enjoy listening to it often. I am a big Tim Reynolds and Dave Matthews Band. So I figured that I would learn some basic techniques on the acoustic, then pick up an electric. Right now I am learning to read and play Tabs. I am about to learn some of the basic cords. I want to be well rounded when it comes to guitars. I played the acoustic in a music class, but I hated the class. We played the stupidest music ever, and I think that drew me away from the guitar.

I would like to play the acoustic until I can get a couple full length song down real good. Then I may buy an electric. This way I know that I have the dedication to play. I dont mind spending hundreds to even thousands on a hobby that I enjoy so much. I just have to make sure I love it that much =).

I want to thank you all for your opinions. They inspered me to actually play the music instead of just listening to it.

-Guitar Noob1