Guided by many comments by member forums about their quality and suitability, I recently purchased a Takamine C132.s and a Yamaha g245s. The Tak was $450, and the Yamaha was a Craigslist find for $185. Both are 1977 guitars and in excellent shape.
I love the sounds of both, recognizing that they don't have the same quality as a $5000 luthier built instrument. You can see them played on Youtube to get an approximation of their sound. Anyway, these instruments meet my needs as someone starting classical after being an electric jazz player for several years. Good luck in your search. By the way, there are many interesting posts on the quality of the laminations used in the sides of some guitars, and how they are necessarily inferior to solid sides.