I'm relatively new to guitar and have been learning on an electric (SG). I often practice acoustically (without an amp), and I'm having some trouble with the open A major chord.
My position for the A chord is shown below. I put the first finger in the middle as it's much easier for me not to accidentally mute the high e string.
(I don't use the more "traditional" finger placement shown below)
One of the hardest parts of learning this chord is that my 1st finger is forced to be further up the B string, causing it to buzz. To compensate, I have to move my fingers closer to the fret and press down a bit harder.
I'm wondering if this is expected and is part of the learning process, or if this fret buzz is likely due to poor guitar setup. Is fret buzz on the B string a typical experience when learning the A chord due to the 1st finger being further back?