The main thing to think about is if you plan on experimenting with effects and tones in a live environment.
You can amplify an acoustic instrument through a pickup, however, you’re not going to be able to get quite the same range of different effects and tones that you can with the electric one. Think about how the acoustic instrument still plays its regular acoustic sound. It can sort of be thought of as the difference between changing some (Acoustic + pickup) versus all (electric) of the sound.
That being said, if the tone you’re going for is the natural warm sound, then nothing is going to beat that acoustic instrument.