I would say.. within the price range it is the best sounding Guitar for a Beginner.. Although it does not have a Pickup, however most guitars with a pickup in this range don't sound too good... It's beter if you get a pickup installed in case you wish to use this with an amp at home or stage.. however a properly mic'd Acoustic sounds way better.
Guitars: Fender Mexican Strat (Sunburst); Fernandes Dragonfly-X; Yamaha F310
Amp: Fender Mustang I
Recording: Samson C01U