I just lived through this looking for a concert cedar top and looked at both new and secondhand with a view to get a good value for money second hand. I tend to interact with trusted retailers whose advice I value and I find the good ones will not just try to sell you the most expensive but what is right for you. I enjoyed just following where the search took me even if I detoured from my objective. This meant I first found a lovely Picado Concert 2010 but in Spruce that I would have bought but they didn't have the Cites documentation that I would have needed when moving to live in NYC which is a possibility. I then found a lovely 2014 Ramirez Cedar, and a 2015 French Pappalardo Cedar. I was about to go with the Pappalardo when the shop showed me a new Yulong Guo Chamber Concert Guitar Spruce.It really loved it and was about to go with that , then asked the fatal question-anything I should try before I make the purchase that could be a match for this? They then said there is a special Yulong Guo Cedar Double Top guitar that is specially commissioned , the Philharmonic model with Cedar top.It had just come to the shop and was labelled 2016 #01. I had not heard of this model elsewhere and I have subsequently found out that many dealers are not even able to get hold of this model. It was the most exquisite thing I had ever played and though out of my budget I had that instinctive connect and bought it. I cant stop playing it now. So I would say also to you to go and try a number of guitars whether new or secondhand, be guided by reputable dealers and enjoy the ride! I am sure you will fund a great model at the end.
Juan De La Mancha Allegro 1980 Cedar
Loriente "Clarita" 2004 Spruce
Frederico Sheppard Barrios "Morant" 2010 Spruce
Hermanos Camps Primera Negra-A 2016 Spruce
Yulong Guo "Philharmonic" Double Top 2016 #01 Cedar French Polish