I'm in the market for an acoustic. I'm looking for something that would last a long time. I also want it to be loud so I'm looking at solid top/all solid, dreadnoughts. I have about 500$ to spend.

I saw the AW3010 a couple of days ago. It seemed pretty good but I had a previous experience with an Ibanez acoustic before that made me a bit hesitant to get the AW3010. Also, the AW3010 I saw had a ding close to the 12th fret so I really had doubts. Anyone who knows better?

If you have other suggestions, I can try to look for them. I could get pickups separately but it should be within the 500$ budget (guitar + pickups = 500$). Also, brands in my area are a bit limited to Epiphone, Takamine, Alvarez, LAG, Ibanez, Yamaha, Cort, Fender, Washburn. TYIA
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