To me, an electric is easier to pick up and play because you can play simple, sloppy power chords (complete with distortion or other effects) and approximate a song.
With an acoustic, you're playing clean, and sloppiness becomes more of a detriment than a charming attribute
See, I agree with this as well, even though I know it's probably bad advice.
I also found that crappy acoustic guitars are just plain hard to play/make chords, whereas even an inexpensive electric can be found that easy to play.
Once you kinda learn what you're doing a little bit, and figure out how to use your pointer finger to "bar" the guitar/use other fingers to "make the chord", you'll see why you should probably start out on an acoustic/playing chords though.
Here are some other things that may help you "learn right"....
1. Make yourself play with your thumb on the backside of the guitar, and not the back of your hand. That'll "force" you to "wrap" the guitar neck better.
2. Use you pinky whenever you can. You'll figure out that you make every pretty much every chord without using your pinky. But learn to use it/and use it when you can. Otherwise, you'll be like me and play lazy man guitar/will never get good.
3. Hang out with folks that play. They can teach you the tricks.
Edit: don't do like my lil bro, and practice more on facial expressions and leg kicks than making chords.....he sucks worse than me.
This post was edited on 10/10 at 9:35 am