Hello knowledgeable guitar people!

I'm looking to buy an acoustic or a/e in order to learn how to play.

Locally I can pick up a mint condition black EG561C (the one without onboard tuner) with softcase for $260 or an equally mint AEF30E with hard case for $300.

Any opinions on whether I should go for one over the other, or something else entirely around that price range?

Thanks in advance!
I have a nice Epi Hummingbird, and it was only $300 or so. Solid Spruce top, plays well, altho it doesnt have a built-in pickup, which i prefer actually.
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