Re: Things to know before learning the guitar?
One thing to know is that playing guitar hurts your fingers until your finger muscles strengthen and your LH fingertips toughen up. Not as bad as bass, though.
Also be aware that the action of the guitar and string gauge can make a huge difference to the playability of a guitar. I tried to play for a long time but I never got any good at it because it never inspired me ... I preferred listening to others who had the knack.