I’ve been learning electric guitar for only few months now. I’m currently at module 5 of Grade 1 in Justin’s beginner course.
My first guitar is not properly what they call a beginners guitar as it was more sturdy and heavier. It is a Epiphone Les Paul Standard 60, which I like very much.
However, watching Justin videos he is many times using a Fender guitar or even an Acoustic guitar. Some songs are played in acoustic guitar and may be difficult to reproduce the same sound on an electric.
Other point: I don’t know how much the fact of having a heavier and sturdier guitar vs. something lighter and with a narrower neck like an Squier would help me on this learning process.
My questions are:
Do you see any benefit of buying a second guitar more on the cheap side to alternate with my Les Paul, like a Squier?
They are much lighter compared to mine, which has about 10 lbs.
Talking about getting an acoustic guitar instead, does it make the learning process more complex? I mean, would I be introducing another variable to my learning process that could make confuse a beginner?
All those thoughts started when I struggled playing the C chord and realized that it would be easier for my fingers to reach the right place when playing with an Squier or a Fender at the Music Store.
Also, the point about getting an acoustic guitar was raised when I started practicing music that is normally played on an acoustic and not on an electric (e.g. Ed Sheeran stuff).
I personally think an electric is much cooler but I do have the impulse of buying and experimenting different products, so any advice will be welcome.