Thanks everyone. I’ll do some research and see what’s a good fit for a beginner and the music I like. That’s the other thing I was thinking about; should I focus on music I like, or something else? I feel like learning older music (“classic rock” and the like) may be easier, but I don’t listen to that. I feel like it’d be cool to learn it, and it seems like its “simpler” music, but I couldn’t name a single classic song without looking stuff up.
I’ll definitely see whats available locally to me, but a part of me doesn’t want to go meet someone because I have no idea what I’m actually buying. I wouldn’t know anything beyond “Well, it’s definitely a guitar.” I can see the “make sure it fits me” aspect, though, so that makes sense. But I don’t want to look stupid. I can be up front and let them know I am a complete and total beginner with no idea what’s going on, but then I run the risk of being taken advantage of.
My ideal situation/goal/project is to make a guitar, but I talked myself out of that idea pretty quick because I feel like I need to know how the guitar works before trying to make one. Sure are a lot of cool videos of people doing that, though.
I will do something next week after I get paid, so I’ve got some time to think about it.