Some of these little learn acoustic guitar blogs and lesson portals look like they are going to develop into quite resourceful sites. They feature a wide variety of posts and pages around all things to do with learning to play acoustic guitar and as they grow I think they’ll add a lot of value especially the incorporation of video lessons even if it’s just from YouTube.
Taking online guitar lessons is now easy than ever and you should definitely try a lot of them out free before paying for more expensive private lessons. There’s actually no reason at all why you couldn’t learn all of the basic chords, strumming patterns and easy guitar songs competely on your own. Really, a propery guitar tutor is only worth paying for when you have a real set of playing problems which you can’t find a way around… and this happens to most people learning guitar sooner or later.
So go for a combination of taking lessons to learn acoustic guitar online with private ones after about 6 months of practicing on your own. You’ll get far more value from your teacher and know exactly what you want to achieve with him or her. Combining difference sources of guitar lessons such as books, CDs, DVDs plus online video is simply great for increasing your improvement rate. There’s a nice little up and coming blog here which you can check out for acoustic guitar lessons.