Hello, I just browsed through some old threads but I guess I am the only person with such a peculiar problem. I have never even touched a guitar before. Listened to a friend play and I want to learn it now. My cousin can play guitar and she's coming at my home for a few weeks at the end of July. She will teach me. She just told me to buy a classical guitar but did not specify anything else. I even forgot to ask her! Also, I was thinking whether I should go for an electric guitar because I like Avril Lavigne's songs but I also like AR Rahman's music. I am confused. So please tell me how I should buy a guitar? I mean do I just go and tell the shop keeper to hand me something? I have NEVER even strummed a guitar and so, the whole "Strum the chords" doesn't help me! I live in South Kolkata. So, if you can actually tell me some good store's name and address and better still, a model number along with it, it would make my day! Also, I have heard that guitar chords can hurt fingers but I want soft chords because my hands are very soft. Btw, my budget is max 2k. Also, no one who knows how to play guitar will be going with me...what do I do?