I learned on a Samick made Silvertone S-style guitar. 2 actually. Still have them both since I just started in December 2019. I bought the first because I recognized the name and none of the other guitars were recognizable so I went with the name I knew. They're pretty good guitars for the price. I paid $140 for the first one with a Frontman 10g style Silvertone amp. I paid $25 plus shipping for the 2nd one a couple of months later lol.I learned on a Sears Silvertone.
Sears Sliva-tone. acoustic and electric. the electric, now worth 10x what it cost new became an object of derision. I humiliated it in unspeakable ways when I got my Mustang in about 1967
I learned on one of these and not too long ago stumbled onto a very fine condition version, a '64, which was a Silhouette, why they renamed it a Bobkat, dunno, same guitar......takes me back to my youth, and I got what I considered a fair price on it, especially how great the condition is and how much knuckleheads want for these on Reverb.....LOL