Firstly, there are so many guitars out there, guitars like: acoustics, electric, bass, steel and so many others. Unfortunately, not all of these are good for the average beginner if not all.
It would be very easy for a rock fan for example, to go out and buy an electric guitar. From that point of view, it makes complete sense for a rock fan that wants to learn to play, to go out and get the guitar they see rock stars playing.
But if one is serious about playing the guitar, it would be in their best interest to get a guitar that is suitable for their playing level; especially if they are novices. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that the acoustic is the only one a beginner can play; it is just the easiest one to learn with.
So now you know that you need an acoustic guitar, but you are still left with the frustrating ordeal of finding the right deal, store, brand or particular model. Sounds like hard work doesn’t it, I know it does. Fortunately for you, it won’t be, since you will know exactly what you will be doing.
Before you start searching for your first guitar, you have to know what you are looking for. Most popular models are: Seagull S6, Yamaha F310, Takamine G-440, Fender DG-8, Epiphone DR-100 and many lovely models. At this point I think I should tell you something.
Since you are a rookie, and yet you want to become the ultimate guitarist, it would be wise to go with a reputable company. The reason for this is straight forward; since you are just starting out, you do not want to experiment with bad guitars as that would be detrimental.
The brands to go for are: Yamaha, Ibanez, Fender, Gibson, Ovation, Martin and Taylor (though there are others, these ones are among the top ones).
Now we know what kind, model and brand of guitar to buy. The only thing that we have left is to figure out how much and where to buy. Spend the most that you can afford, you can get a good guitar for $250 to $500. Like I said before, you need to get a good guitar if you are to have the experience you want from guitar playing.
Honestly, for a beginner, I suggest staying away from the internet, unless you know what you are doing. A music store is the best bet for you. In a music store you can negotiate with the sales person to give you a discount; you can play the guitar and get a feel of it; you can examine it thoroughly making sure that the gluing is not sloppy.
You can play on all the frets as loud as you can making sure there is no buzz sound and so many other things.