Yeah decide the style of music you would like to play and then decide according to that for eg Rock - electric Classical - nylon classical guitar Folk / acoustic rock - steel string guitar Honestly your fingers do get used to steel strings
I learned from a teach yourself guitar book - can't recall the author. It came in 4 books though, and I went through all of them then got lessons.
I agree to go for nylon strings.
I have an electric too. Plugged in to my iMac with garage band and the sound is awesome (ahem...apart from my playing that is). Electric guitars have a much lower action (strings much closer to the fret board) so easier to press the strings down.
I'm learning with the justinguitar.com beginners course, you can do it for free on the website or buy his book and songbook.
It is by far the best and easiest way to learn songs, I just can't fault it. I have played beginner guitar very badly for years and I have improved no end ! He also talks about guitars in the book and website. Don't buy the cheapest, buy one secondhand and youll get a better guitar, try gumtree or adverts in the guitar shop. A cheap guitar will be hard to play and won't sound great
Just buy a cheap acoustic to see how you get on. I am learning and love my Beatles 6 chord song book as I can play actual songs with very little talent which makes me feel very clever and spurs me on to practice!
Just that, really. I'd like to learn to play the acoustic guitar but don't know where to start! What kind of guitar can I buy that isn't too expensive for a beginner? Best music sheets/books to buy for beginners?