Electric Acoustic Guitar: Electric Or Acoustic Guitar?

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I’m looking into learning the guitar and was wondering which would be best to learn. I’ve looked up other questions about this and everyone says acoustic but most bands have electric. Which artists use acoustic? Would it be better for my musical future to learn electric or acoustic? Can anyone advise me about this?