I'm currently playing a Chinese made Ibanez AEG20E like this:
and I've decided it's time for an upgrade. I don't know to much about what makes a nice acoustic guitar though so I'm kinda lost here. I have a budget of $400-$600 and prefer slightly smaller acoustics as I'm not the biggest person around and portability is important.
Does Carvin have any offerings in that price range?
Yamaha F-series I think may fit the bill. Seagull? Simon and Luthrie(sp)? Washburn? Takamine? Heck my buddy has a Norman that he paid $300? for and it's a great guitar, especially for the money.