I'd like to have a small acoustic steel string guitar that's easier to take on trips than my full size dreadnaught. I don't want to pay more than $200, including gig bag. I realize it won't sound as good as full size, but I do want it to sound decent, have easy action and stay in tune pretty well. I won't be performing with it except maybe for family.
One of my grandsons has a J. Reynolds JR15S, which is a 3/4 size guitar and costs about $70. I think this is the size I'd be looking for, but the sound is not as good as I'd like for myself, although it's a pretty good starter guitar for a child.
I've heard that the Fender Squier MA-1 is good. The Yamaha JR-1 is also a candidate. Both are a little over $100. I suspect anything under $100 will not be satisfactory. I'm sure there are other choices too.
What's been your experience with travel-size guitars, and what would you advise?