After a few lessons you'll have the basics under your belt and will pick up a lot of things yourself anyway. A decent tutor will help you avoid any bad habits or mistakes you will be making along the way though.
I get one lesson every week, £15 for 45 mins one on one teaching which I reckon is decent value (especially since I'm the last pupil of the day and usually wind up getting over an hour!) <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif" border=0 alt="Smile"> For me it's been invaluable cos I probably would have chucked it as soon as I came to my first major hurdle...which was the F chord...My tutor showed me a simple cheat too overcome it in the short term and I kept playing on.
I guess it's an individual choice, but I would go with the tutor and still try and pick up as much as I could elsewhere as well.
Blind acceptance is a sign, of stupid fools who stand in line. John Lydon.
'Mod' is a shorter word for 'young, beautiful and stupid' - we've all been there." - Pete Townshend.