As the title of the post suggests, I am interested in purchasing my first classical guitar. I play bluegrass banjo and have experience with flatpicking guitar, and I am now interested in learning fingerpicking. My budget is around $1000-$1200 (I can go over if necessary), though some portion of that will be going towards a case and humidifier. If anyone has suggestions/advice, please let me know. On other forum topics I see people recommending Ramirez R1, Contreras C4, Cashimira, and a few other models. These are the forum posts I'm looking at if anyone cares:
These posts are both several years old. Are the suggestions still relevant, or are there other guitar models I should look at? If it helps to know, I will likely be shopping from the selection at Elderly Instruments in Lansing MI, though I am willing to look elsewhere if they do not have suitable models. Thanks for reading!