You've already got some good suggestions... I checked out the Ibanez and it looks good. Ibanez uses a 1 11/16 neck which is fairly narrow but the ones I've owned had a slightly chunkier neck profile that made the fret board seem wider and easier to fret than most 1 11/16. They play more like a 1 3/4 neck... The Fishman electronics on them have always sounded good to me plugged in as well. It is an all laminate guitar, or I assume it is because they don't use the word solid anywhere in the description, So it won't really age and improve with time and the tone may be a little thin unplugged but most thinner profile guitars are going to have that problem anyway. A plus side to the laminate is that it won't really affect how it sounds plugged in and a full laminate guitar is much stronger and more stable, making it better suited for traveling or playing outdoors.
The yamaha apx line looks real good as well. I've never played one so I can't offer many details but I have heard lots of people brag on them. Ovation is also a good choice. They have a thinner neck profile so you may want to try one first but they are great guitars. Excellent plugged in and will probably have a better acoustic tone than most thinner profile guitars, especially in the bass range. They're built tough and handle heavy strumming well. Some people find the bowl back uncomfortable to play, especially while sitting, so ,again, be sure to try one first.
The Taylors are also great! The models raven suggested would work well for you! Also the Big Baby! They sound remarkably good for a smaller bodied guitar and is a very popular choice for many. I'd also keep my eye out for anything in the Godin line (Seagull, Art & Lutherie, Simon & Patrick, Norman). The folk models with spruce top would be next to the top of my list of recommendations.. Great bang for the buck! A great tone plugged in and they are exceptional acoustically, for this price range. Okay, I've rambled on enough...:)
These are only MY opinions and everyone has different preferences, So It's always best to try before you buy! That said, a lot of us just don't have that option without several hours drive time. If you're not sure, and are going to order one, I'd suggest considering used! Buying used (online or locally) can save you you a lot of money! This allows you to get more for your money or just get a good deal on the same model and if it doesn't suit you, you can sell it without that initial loss from a new guitar. Maybe even turn a profit... -Pix
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