When learning to play the guitar I would recommend starting on an electric guitar. The electric guitar is best suited to the beginning guitar player because it is more comfortable to play. The guitar body and guitar neck are thinner making it easier to hold. The guitar strings lay closer to the neck making them easier to press down. Beginner guitar players need to build up calluses; playing on an electric guitar the guitar strings will be much easier on your fingers. When you play a guitar that is comfortable you will have less frustration learning to play the guitar making you want to practice longer.