I recently started looking for my first acoustic guitar. I am going into this knowing very little as I've probably played someone else's guitar only once and that was just messing around with the strings. I actually have a tight budget on this - my logic being that I want to get started on it and see how far the interest goes. I know I'm looking at recreational use at best so I'm not really looking to spend a lot of money. All that being said, my budget can be stretched at most to $150 (just the guitar itself). After researching about what to look for, I went into a music store and found a Oscar Schmidt OG1 for $130. Since I have small fingers (and a girl - if that actually matters in this buying process), I really liked the feel of the guitar itself (not to mention the lightweight feel) and to my untrained ears, the sounds seemed pretty good. I'm still debating if I should go for this guitar or consider getting one for the same price that is used on craig's list or kijiji. I hesitate with buying these used guitars if they are actually good or not or how long they will last while I have them. The two I found on craig's list that I am partial towards are Yamaha F310 and a Beaver Creek acoustic (http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/mss/msg/3717125625.html) - not much detail is provided on the latter.
Also I came across these Academy guitars, I'm not sure how good they are or not but they sell them at $89 - does anyone know if these are any good at all?
I feel like I packed in a lot of information but I am a little lost. Are any of these good? Should I be considering others?