Recommend a good 3/4 size acoustic?

Hello regs and passers-thru. My 10y.o's school is offering free guitar lessons with a genyooine tutor for up to seven kids (trust me, this is pretty unusual) and I've put him first on the list.

He has a Strat but they say no electrics and, in any case, he's still all over the place holding a 25" scale guitar; he's below average height even for ten. So, I'm wondering what would be a good purchase for him. Please don't say "Baby Taylor" because I'm not spunking £200, but I'd go to £60 or thereabouts.

I'm considering the Yam JR1; I've found that the top is laminated spruce and the sides and back are laminated meranti and some reviewers say the sound is thin and trebly (expected from a small body?). Alternatives are a Westfield B200s (spruce laminate and nato) and Staggs (basswood) but there may be others.

Anyone who's bought a 3/4 for a child and can give me an opinion would be a real help, thanks.

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i had bought my other daughter a small madolin sized 6 string nylon acoustic guitar, and once you pick it up you can't put it down, it has a great tone to it.

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