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Are steel strings bad/hard for a beginner?

Im looking to learn guitar and i was wondering if steel strings are too hard to use as a beginner. I am also self teaching so any good lesson books/starting guitar recommendations are welcome !! thanks.

Answer:

Steel strings are fine for a beginner. I learned to play on Steel strings and I have always preferred them to nylon strings.
Sep 27, 2017
Best way to build calluses and finger strength. I am assuming that you are looking at an acoustic guitar. Buy Martin Phosphor Bronze 12s or 13s. Not to mention Classical guitars that use nylon strings usually have a very flat radius to the fingerboard thus making it harder to reach common chords for a beginner. DO NOT learn on an electric.
Sep 27, 2017

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