If you want to stay under 1000$ try Taylor or the acoustic Ibanez’ at around 500$. Even the really small ones are rocking so hard, forget the (really) cheap stuff. It’s not too much to play outside with your friends at a summer party (don’t, during corona) and at the same time having a capable guitar with which you can record stuff.
But, for the love of god, try a guitar before buying. Support your local shops. I recently stepped in a guitar shop and tried some high level guitars which sounded beautiful, then tried an ibanez for around 400$ and it really clicked with me (doesn’t mean it will suite you, that’s why trying them is so important). The size of the corpus, the neck and the sound - altough beeing a bit ruff sounding - really talked to me.
So here I am forgetting the time, playing the hell out of it in the shop and people start gather around, giving me compliments: “Great sound!” and I replied “Yeah what a great guitar for the money!”. I knew they ment my playing but I kinda was embarrased by the compliments. Long story short: There are many fine guitars out there, but If you find a guitar which really opens your heart, buy it!