There are many cheap guitars in large department stores. I recommend a less expensive guitar. you may find many good ones in a pawn shop where they may be more less expensive than at music or specialty store. In my estimation, Gibson or Fender are two of the best and most well made guitars on the market. You can expect to pay several hundred dollars for these fine instruments. As a beginner, you will probably need to buy cheap to start, and move up later, when you become more skilled in your ability. Good luck in your guitar playing and hope you enjoy it .