I don't think that for 1200 you are going to see a large improvement as what went for 600 8 years ago is likely going to be 800 or 900 today. I'd say to try different guitars in the 2000 to 3000 range and find out what you really like, then wait and save. Also, consider looking at guitars that are 2 to 3 thousand new, but finding them used.
If you don't like the tone you are getting from your current guitar, try some different strings. What strings are you using? 1200 euros really isn't a lot of money, when it comes to guitars. But if you can bump up your budget another 3 to 4 hundred, there are a lot of good guitars that you could have in the previously owned category, that cost 2 to 3 thousand when they were new.
I bought my daughter's Ramirez 2NE used from my favorite local dealer, for $900. It passed my luthier's inspection prior to buying it and it has been great. They go for about 1700 new. I also acquired my Ramirez 4NE new from the same dealer, for $2000 dollars last year. It had been hanging on his wall for 6 years when I bought it. He had knocked 1000 dollars off the price, and it passed the luthier's inspection and I bought it. Great deals can be had if you happen to have the money when one comes along.
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