Common questions about guitar lessons
Electric or Acoustic?
Whether to choose an acoustic or electric guitar really depends on what you want to do with it. Acoustic guitars are perfect for solo artists, singer-songwriters, and campfire singalong enthusiasts, and they’re easy to play anywhere, since they don’t require an amplifier. They’re also an important part of country, folk, Americana, bluegrass, Celtic, or Latin music.
That said – electric guitars are easier for beginners to play, since their softer strings are easier on tender fingers. They’re also very versatile in the sounds they can create, depending on your amp settings and pedals, and they’re a must for any rock, punk, jam, grunge, or blues band. Electrics are generally smaller and thinner than acoustic guitars, but a little heavier, and they often come in splashier colors and sparkly finishes.
They’re both great options, and fun to play! If you think you might want to try both, we recommend starting with an acoustic, since it’s easier to move from acoustic to electric than the other way around.
Note: If you go acoustic, look for an acoustic-electric, which offers the feel and sound of an acoustic, with the added benefit of being able to optionally plug in to an amplifier if you want to.