Currently looking at getting my guitar I want an acoustic-electric of a slightly smaller size than dreadnought like concert. I want a nice bright clear sound for some fingerpicking that's why I'm looking at spruce tops. Any advice/recommendations would be much appreciated since I'm a beginner.

So far I've managed to pick out the Alvarez AF30CE and Yamaha FS800C anyone have an opinion on these and any other brands/guitars similar/better around the $300-400 price point.