First, buy The Clash's first album and a Ramone's album (ok, CDs). Listen a high volume. Now you are in the mood to rock.
Go buy and electric guitar, an amp, a strap, a distortion box and two cords. The Squire Value pack is a good place to start. It is cheap, but until you decide you really want to learn to play you shouldn't go spend $2500 for a les paul. Look here:http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/p...Amp?sku=513288
A good distortion box will give your little amp a big amp sound. The Ibanez Tune Screamer will work fine.http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/p...sue?sku=150284
I say buy an electric rather then an accoustic because the action on an electric guitar is much better making it easier to play.
Plug everything in, turn it up, and make some noise.
Now you are ready for some lessons. I am self taught, but I recently started taking lessons and it makes a huge difference.
Learn the basic chords and then try to put them together. Pick some easy songs to learn and have your teacher show you how to play them.
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! You will never learn to play unless you practice.
Be patient. Learning to play takes time, but the more you play the better you get.
Hook up with some friends, jam out, and start your own band. Write your own songs, because then you will know how to play those songs.
Go into the studio, record an album (CD) and put your music out commerciall. Go on tour. Rock the free world.
To see how easy it is, check out my band's new website!www.peace-corps.net
Turn up the volume on the computer so you can hear our song Occupied America!
Good luck and jam on!