My primary acoustic guitar is a Martin DC-15E ($1400). I obviously will not take it out poolside or to the beach. And often I dont want to take it out everytime I want to play for 15 minutes. For these purposes I had another Carlo Robelli acoustic that served me well since 2005. Last year the frets were were worn down to the point it needed a grind and polish ($140). So I just threw it out and bought another Carlo Robelli - this time model CRF645EGC. The action is great, the feel is great, and the tone is really good, and the electronics are more than adequate. The body is spruce, so it is a nice compliment to my Martin, which is a dark brooding mahogony. It is well worth $130. If you try this guitar out before being told the price I am sure you might guess that it costs well over $200. Please just try this one out befpore you spend more money on something else. You can't go wrong with this guitar for your backup guitar or for a starter guitar (as a starter, it will last you until it wears out.) So I will enjoy this guitar for 3 to 8 years - until it needs a grind and polish, at which time I will throw it out and buy another.
Long Island, NY