Here I talk you through the different parts on both electric and acoustic guitars and how to use them. I also give you my recommendations of which guitar you should choose!
There are three general types of guitar; Steel string acoustic, Nylon string acoustic and Electric Guitar.
Acoustic Guitar (steel string)
Acoustic guitar means that it is self-amplifying due to the sound hole. This also means it doesn’t need an amplifier. These sound great for acoustic pop music or folk.
Electric guitars are much easier to press down the strings when you are doing your first chords. Even though its’ an electric guitar, it makes plenty of sound for you to play by yourself. You will need to get an amplifier asap. If you're unsure of whether to go for acoustic or electric, I recommend getting an electric guitar as your first instrument.
Nylon string Classical/ Spanish guitar
The Nylon strings have a softer sound and are much easier on the fingers. A lot of people start on these, especially kids. However, what I really recommend and what I think is the best option if you’re just going out to buy your first guitar, is getting yourself an electric guitar.