BEGIN HERE Sweetwater on-line sales talks guitar manufacture.
THEN HERE Good guitars for the beginner.
From time to time, I hunt down useful tips for guitar players. I know how hard it is to get started as a guitarist. There is a lot of conflicting advice and bad information out there; more and more in this digital age, guitar lore is the province of non-musicians.
Some of what Roy preaches about playing the guitar is a little non-musical, but his words of wisdom on guitars themselves are worth noting.