My husband has been banging on about learning the guitar for ages, but hasn't actually done anything about it. As a typical prospective adult learner he is overthinking the whole thing and getting nowhere. He can't decide what kind of guitar to learn, out of electric bass, or acoustic. I've found several possible teachers, who he hasn't called, because he's not sure if they're right (!). I thought that if I bought him a starter guitar for Christmas then that might give him an incentive to learn, and he might be able to learn a few chords to get him started. I don't want to spend loads and I think an acoustic is the way to go because I hate electric guitars, he can't make the decision, and the Boy wants a bass so they could share that if necessary!
So what do I buy? Do they come in diferent sizes? I was thinking of going up to Gear4music. Would that be sensible? And does he need anything to go with it? Plectrums? What strings should I be looking for? Sorry to ask so many questions but I have absolutely no idea what to buy!
And how much would I need to spend on a basic bass and amp for the Boy? Because if it's very much he's getting a jumper instead!