1. Invest in the correct type of guitar
Learning using the wrong guitar might complicate things right from the beginning. First, determine the type of guitar you would like to play, electric or acoustic? The kind of guitar you choose depends on the music you prefer to play, whether it be at home or at the concert.
2. Keep it simple
You won`t play like an expert on the first day. Therefore, keep it simple at the beginning. …

You will be learning how to read chord boxes in the initial stage since it forms the basis of guitar playing. As for tabs, you may not need to learn them yet. However, I will give you a brief lesson on them here for you to correctly understand the basics. I strongly discourage beginners from reading music notations since it results in slow progress.
Reading Chord Boxes