If you want to learn guitar, you must buy a beginner guitar. Before shopping for a new guitar, you should set up a budget. So the next question must be: what is a good price for a beginner guitar? It is important especially you know nothing about guitar or other musical instruments.
Well, I don’t think there is unique answer to this question. It all depends on how much you want to invest in your beginner guitar and how seriously you want to learn guitar.
As to the price of beginner guitar, it is not the same situation of electric guitar and acoustic guitar. In general, acoustic guitars are cheaper than electric guitars. Beside this, electric guitars need amps, so the budgets for electric guitar should include cost of amp.
Buying guitar is not only spending but also investing. A good quality guitar will help you learn guitar easily and enjoy the guitar learning journey. If you have enough budgets, buy the best guitar you can afford. Don’t buy those too cheap guitars because they are craps or just kids’ toys. An acoustic guitar costs you from 100 to 300 bucks is good enough as a beginner guitar. You can buy a good quality guitar at the price above 300 or even more than 500 if you have enough budgets. However, it is unnecessary to spend too much on your first guitar especially if you want to learn guitar seriously.
You can find some guitars at lower than 100 price online. Some of these guitars can also make decent sound if you modify them properly. For any guitar you have bought and you are not satisfied with their sound, you can change the strings, replace the plastic saddle and nut with tusq or bone, or change the pickups of electric guitar to improve the sound quality. Sometimes the little investment may make big improvement.