First of all - forget about f cut.
Originally Posted by manju_is
They sound horrible.
The cheaper ones sound as if the guitar is made of plastic.
For 3 to 4K you will get a decent dreadnought design (round hole).
Forget about pickups also. Spend the entire 4K budget only on acoustic guitar.
Pickups etc can come later when you feel the need.
If you concern is playing on stage or recording, you can do so using microphone - so spending money NOW on pickups is a WASTE.
Besides, you can buy piezoelectric pickups later (which can be just "stuck" on the body of the guitar)
You donít get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.