Actually I want a guitar as I want to learn it ! I am totally new in it I haven't touched it also I don't know how to hold it,how time it take to learn it!
You can play a few chords within a few weeks. Can take years to get good enough to entertain people.
Sadly, most cheap guitars sound bad and are hard to play.
uhm any amount of money above 100 dollars is enough for a decent guitar, you hold it like you think you would hold it duhh!
go to youtube and look up how to play guitar
that should help you
I would not spend more than $100 on a guitar starting out. If you decide you don't want to play its a waste to spend more. Look for Epiphone and Squire, those are your good starting out names for a good price that don't sound so bad. I've been playing for three years now, sounds like ten. So with that in mind, take up guitar not to be good at it, but for you. Have fun with it. Thats what I did.
unless you want to learn 80 chords in concert tune ? forget it tune it in e and every fret is a note, just like the old rock n rollers used to do, 12 bar songs are a doddle and you'll be entertaining in a week, ask any old rocker guitarist he will show you how to do this E right, most songs only use 3 chords, open 5th, and 7th. good luck.
its always been good enough for the Quo ??? and me !
I've been playing and dealing guitars for years. I've read through some of these answers and have to disagree with most. You do not want to spend less than $100, you'll get junk. Neither does spending more than $100 buy you a good guitar. Price does not make the guitar. I have a guitar that I bought 20 years ago for $45 at a garage sale. After some work and customizing, it's the best playing guitar I own. I've played $2000 guitars that I didn't like also. You need to go to a local guitar shop and try their guitars. Let them know what kind of music you want to play and they will let you try some. Try more than one music store, shop around. I would recommend a Yamaha Pacifica (not the one that comes in the package though, the better one. You could probably pick one up for under $250. They are good quality, good sounding guitars. I've played cheap junk and I've played guitars that go for over $5000, you have to try them.
Now for learning to play. It all depends on your natural ability and amount of time practicing. You need to learn a few basic chords to start and you will be able to play some songs. The person who said that most songs are played with three chords is wrong. There are some easy songs like this in G,C and D, but not most. You should learn you major and minor chords as well as some sevenths. You need to learn the notes on the fretboard too. The best way to learn is to find a reputable guitar teacher and take formal lessons. If you do it on your own with no experience, then you will pick up bad habits that will hurt you down the road. You should be able to play most songs (rhythm), in about 6 months to a year. To be proficient at playing lead can take a lot of hard work and practice, especially to be able to improvise and just play along with people. I could go on and on, but you get the idea.
When picking a guitar teacher you do not want a teacher that is gonna try and teach you some licks right off the bat every week. My experience is that with teachers like this, you learn parts of songs, but never a whole song, or how to really play. You need a teacher that follows a curriculum and will teach you notes and scales. This is VERY important. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, I will guide you through and I may possibly have a guitar to suite you, for a good price.
Hope this helped.