#1
Which would UG buy?

This is the one I am favoring.
Alvarez AD60CK Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
http://www.samedaymusic.com/product--ALVAD60C

Epiphone Performer SE Venetian Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Guitar
http://www.samedaymusic.com/product--EPIEEP6A

Ovation CK047FKOA Celebrity Mid-Depth Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
http://www.samedaymusic.com/product--OVACK047FKOA

Ibanez AEF30E AEF Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
http://www.samedaymusic.com/product--IBAAEF30E
Right Leaning Centrist with Socialist Tendencies
Gun nut
#2
Unfortunately I've never played any of those. The Epiphone is the best guitar on paper though so it gets my vote.
Do you really need an electric acoustic? For your price range you could be getting an all solid acoustic from Blueridge or Epiphone which would be a much better choice.

Has anyone played that Alvarez? Ive never played or even heard of a guitar with a Dao top.