I intend to buy an acoustic guitar in the <8k price range. I am a beginner and need this just as an hobby (so no need for a pickup).

I have been looking online and by what I have understood Yamaha, Fender, Hohner and Epiphone are good brands in this price range. Could you recommend a few specific models in this price range that will be good for a beginner. Feel free to suggest other brands as well. Do note that I will be buying online, so going to an offline store to get a "feel" of the guitar is not going to be possible.

Thanks in advance for your time.