Okay so my dad owns a barebones entry level guitar.
Being frugal he would never buy something better despite playing for over 50 years.
So that said I'd like to learn a bit about what companies and models and features do people look for?
I would be most interested in finding out which ones are easiest to find. For example, I imagine there might be quite a few used classical guitars floating around on the used market from parents of kids who gave up on it (and maybe the parents splurged on something above entry level),
Ideally something in the used for around 200 to 300 would be good. Anything more expensive and I think my dad would be too embarrassed to accept it as a gift.
To put it in electric terms..... I'm looking for the classical equivalent of entry level to mid range Ibanez or Epiphone.
Or just get him something better and dont tell him what it cost?