Prices vary in different countries. In the US, a great starter guitar is the Yamaha FS800 or FG800. Both of these guitars sound and play good. With one of these, it will be many years before you feel the need to upgrade. They sell for about $200. The fact that you place the "$" sign after the 300($) suggests you are in another country where prices may be different. If this is the case, I suggest you look for a Yamaha or Epiphone brand that is within your budget. These two brands have consistent quality for their price, making them a safe choice. Avoid buying used guitars unless you bring along an experienced player to advise you. It's always best to try out the actual guitar in a shop, and be wary of buying from anything other than a reputable guitar shop.....not eBay or Amazon.
Playing guitar since 1964