From what I have been reading on this forum, most of the players started out on electric. I started out playing arch tops, and mostly Gibsons, and learning 1930's-1940's swing, jazz standards, and theory from a NY session player for 17 years. I was not allowed to have a solid body until I got my first LP, a custom made one from Kalamazoo, when I was 21. Having spent most of my first 20 years playing on arch tops, I loved going to semi-solid and solid body Gibsons and Fenders. I had some wonderful round hole acoustics as well, but unless I was requested to play a specific song, which needed an acoustic guitar, I don't touch mine anymore. If I were to buy one acoustic round hole guitar today, I would be looking at a Martin 000 of some type first. If I decided to go back to an arch top, it would either be an L-5, (I had a custom made Gibson Super 400 back when I was playing that style), or a Citation. No other arch tops interest me.