Electric guitars are able to hold a sustained note. and are also able to have a distorted or "dirty" sound effect. But an acoustic guitar may produce tones more suitable to the type of music you wish to play.
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Last edited at 8:35PM on 7/30/2012
If you are just learning to play, you might want to start out with an acoustic guitar. Electric guitars require that you think about a lot more when playing. I like both types of guitars, but I did not buy my electric until I learned to play an acoustic. You need to choose the type of pickups you want in an electric guitar. Single coil pickups sound very different from double humbucker pickups (dual coil). I like acoustic guitar and electric guitars with dual-coil pickups.