I'm not really familiar with what brand plays what kind of music, or even if they can play anything specific. But I play mostly rock and metal, and a bit of blues. I need something that is very smooth. Very touch sensitive if you catch my drift. I'm probably going to spend up to $700, maybe a bit more if you need some stretching room.
I guarantee you that the Breedlove AC25/SM is an amazing guitar, and it has a pricedrop at guitarcenter (it's $600 until the end of august). It's awesome- great tone, playability, etc.