Nita Strauss explains why she doesn't own an acoustic guitar: “I don't find acoustic playing particularly fun”

Nita Strauss
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It's common to see aspiring six-string students starting out acoustic guitars. But Alice Cooper shredder Nita Strauss says this might not be the right approach for many players.

In a new interview with fellow guitar great Rusty Cooley on Guitar Autopsy (via Ultimate Guitar), Strauss points out that what draws many beginners to the instrument in the first place are bands and artists that play electric guitars.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.