I somehow have a feeling that volcano likes the looks and feel of an electric guitar more, somehow by reading this entire thread that's what i feel.
Anyways, I would say, try an acoustic guitar first, there are a few differences between the electric and acoustic, if you can get scales / chords progressions, arpeggios, hammer-ons, pull offs and may more techniques very well on an acoustic guitar, without any dead notes on an acoustic guitar, it will turn you into a better player. as the string tension on an electric is relatively very low, hence easy to play, but on the acoustic it isn't so, making an acoustic guitar your starting point would be a great idea IMO.
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