Re: Things to know before learning the guitar?
As a guiatar player for 18+ years I have a few bits of advice.
-Buy a guitar that is versatile and comfortable in your hands. For me its an American Standard Fender Stratocaster.
-Get a teacher that you can meld with genre wise and personally. I took lessons my first 3 yrs of playing and it made me become a better player.
Its great to be a multi faceted musician and it has helped me tremendously over the years.