New to this, need advise

My 13 year old is interested in learning to play the electric guitar (acoustic, not bass). I initially thought it a good idea for him to start out on a folk guitar, maybe take lessons, and then move on to an electric one. He fiddled around with the folk one, but would rather go right to the electric one, instead. So, that brings me to my first question: Does it matter whether he starts out on a folk guitar or an electrict one?

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IMO--thats all this is--a guitarist should learn both accoustic and electric styles--thrashing and ripping only seems pointless--a nice mix of styles is what I aim for--besides accoustic makes you learn better finger position than electric-back to the point of the question though either electric or accoustic works for a beginner-whatever it takes to interest him in learning to play.

Yes, but if the kid yearns to play electric, then no matter how nice an acoustic you present him with, he's going to be disappointed. You may as well give him a clarinet or a violin, because it's not the same instrument he's interested in.

I agree with GLW, someone his age needs to learn on something that he loves, otherwise he will just become tired of it.

:lol: at 4notes story.

I agree totally, I still stand by my post of 5 weeks ago, I think this thread should have ended there and I should have recieved some kind of accolade: a trophy or a small puppy to raise as my own.

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