So, go to Guitar Center and play a bunch. You will find your sound, dreadnought or auditorium
It is all about the bass, middle, and top within your budget.
You probably will start acoustic.
My mom bought my first guitar for $10 at a pawn shop. I cant believe i actually played that POS for others.
I bought a new Yamaha FG 230 dreadnought 12 string in 1970 for $150. Spruce top, mahogany sides. I finally put a Fishman pickup on the hole.
I bought a 1969 Yamaha FG 140 dreadnought 6 string in 1976 for $75. Spruce top, mahogany sides. I put a Fishman pickup on the hole.
I just bought a 2012 Washburn WG26SCE Grand Auditorium for $160. Cedar top, rosewood sides. Has built-in Fishman Isys+
50 year old spruce has a very bright sound. But the cedar top has a much fuller sound.
So, there ya go.
Just don t stop, eh?