I'm not so sure I agree with the last two posts — my logic being that if you learn on
an acoustic, then if/when you 'progress' to an electric you'll find it a damn sight
easier! Also, I find that the tiny extra bit of faff involved with electrics (switching on
your amp, finding a jack lead) can be a bit of a turn-off for practicing. With acoustics,
you just pick them up and play!