tranquil wrote:What's your budget Disco? And would you consider importing or prefer local?
mclaren7703 wrote:Ashton make nice beginner level guitars.
All Yiker said is pretty good info - And put your fingers through the initial early pain and go for a steel string guitar, it only hurts until you are used to it, and you will have to go through that pain at some point anyway.
DarkMellie wrote:It comes down to the kind of music you want to play. Unless you really dig on classical, nylon strings have a too-soft sound in the hands of beginners as well as having a wide neck which means longer practice hours required to get a clean sound.
Steel-strings are versatile and capable of many different sound types depending on how you attack it. It suits far more styles of music as well.
I'm unsure of brand names but it is worth paying a little more than you can comfortably afford because a better sound can make you feel better about your playing.
I've been smashing my Seagull cedar-top for maybe 12 years and thanks to how the wood softens over time it just sounds better and better. Its natural tone is quite a deep mellow sound but I can really spark that up with some twangy strings and sharp string attacks.
Have fun either way man, and if you're just into playing for funzies (because it is a LOT of fun) I also recommend grabbing a few sheet music books so you can learn to play songs you like straight away.
Glad to see someone picking acoustic over electric