You could take private lessons. Many people have taken this route and have gone on to be fine guitar players. Private lessons have a good side, one on one guidance.
But they also have a bad side.
1)They are very costly, up to $40 per hour or more where I live.
2)Having to take your lessons at a certain time,on someone else's schedule.
3)Only one or two lessons per week. Hard to stay focused with days between lessons.
4)Feeling embarrassment and frustration if you are not learning fast enough to suit your instructor.
There is a better way of learning to play guitar. The beginner guitar player can learn at their own pace. You can take a lesson any time you want by simply turning on your computer and picking up your guitar. There is no embarrassment involved if you can't seem to catch on to a concept, because you are in your own private space. Just roll back the video and try again.
By now you can see that I am talking about how to learn to play guitar using online guitar lessons. The right course can be fun to use, easy to follow, and the step by step format can bring you from total beginner guitar player to accomplished guitarist as quickly or as slowly as your personal abilities dictate.
One such course which I found to be highly informative, easy to learn from and can teach you everything about learning to play guitar even if you don't know how to hold a guitar properly is 'Jamorama'.
Click this link to get your guitar playing experience started on the right path