Hello, all! I'm pretty new to guitars and quite new to this forum, but I'm interested in getting into both. A little bit about me, I guess, would be a fitting introduction. My father owned a lot of guitars when I was growing up, but I never learned to play. By training, I'm more of a semi-professional gig-worthy cellist. By application, I'm a vocalist (I've actually been singing longer than I've been playing the cello, but I received more formal training as a cellist, so, yeah.) I've been trying to learn straight chordwork on my Yamaha pacifica 512, but it doesn't really have the sound I want. My friends tell me I should really be learning on an acoustic, but I'm fairly stubborn... mainly because I like the heavy distorted sound, which isn't all that great because of the crap pickups the Pacifica came with.