Originally Posted by: OssewaHi guys. Total new player here. I started the beginner course and enjoying it. I use an electric yamaha Pacifica 112. Thing is my hands and fingers really struggle to do the cords. Now I am thinking it might be easier on an acoustic because the strings might be easier. However acoustics have wider neck so please advise me on a entry level (I am on a budget) acoustic. The yamaha f310 get very good reviews, but I don't know how userfriendly it will be with small hands. Thanks.
Steel string acoustics, in general, are harder on the hands than an electric. I mostly play acoustically these days but when I pick up one of the electrics, it's like butter.
That's not to say you should be discouraged from buying an acoustic.
Starting with an acoustic is not a bad deal at all. If you have smaller hands, you may want to consider a 3/4 scale
guitar. I got the Taylor Baby
for my wife but I also played the Martin Koa
when we were buying a 3/4 for her and it was also a great guitar with a little bluesier sound.
...now if you are looking at a nylon string, classical type guitar, to me that is a whole different world.
Still...some food for thought.