With ur budget, u shd go and look at guitars with solid top. U can really get a gd deal if u source for 2nd hand guitars. For me I'll look for takamine, seagull, simon and patrick, yamaha. Many people say they r quite good for this budget. Personally, I got a yamaha dw8 and I think it actually sounds quite alrite. My friend's simon and patrick have some dead notes on the upper frets which is very bad so u really have to test the guitar u wanna buy new/used (fyi he bought it new).