Q: If me or my child are left handed, should we get a left handed guitar to learn on?
A: If you like, yes, but you might consider playing right handed for the following reasons. 1. Probably 99% of the available guitars are right handed. Lefties are at a disadvantage when shopping for guitars and selling them down the road. 2. if you are ever at a party or a jam session and someone hands you a guitar it will likely be right handed. 3. It can also be an advantage to having your dominant hand on the neck for playing single notes like solos. The best guitar player I know is a lefty that plays a right handed guitar. For these reasons I suggest learning on a right handed guitar BUT we play to express ourselves so do what feels right to you. Don't let me try and change who you are.