Greetings from Steve in Auckland NZ

Thanks Mark!

Rural country New South Wales. Northern Rivers area, just south of the border.

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Hi Steve, welcome to the community forum. Your friend is correct. I practice with both steel string acoustic and electric. If you practice 1 to 2 hours at a time then your fingertips will appreciate the break of playing on the thin electric guitar strings. Decent beginner level electric guitars and amps are relatively inexpensive so it doesn’t have to be a major financial decision. It depends on what you like to play and your personal tastes. The important thing is to have fun.

@SteveL_G99 - Perhaps a Christmas present to myself!!

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G’day Steve, great to have you here with us. I’ve been playing for 18 months and practice on both Acoustic and Electric. The Electric is definitely more forgiving but the Acoustic has been great for finger & hand strength and string muting which has benefitted playing on both instruments. Enjoy! :nerd_face::+1:

@Astrofire - thanks Dale. Some useful feedback there.

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