I have an Epiphone Masterbilt EF500R that's pretty awesome. Has that vintage Martin vibe w/o the price tag (got it for about $650 at GC). Also, the Taylor 214ce is a fantastic deal as well. Every single one I've played has been spectacular. You might also try the Breedlove American series. Those are pretty nice and start at $1000, but I prefer the Taylors in the sub $1k range. I think they sound a lot better.
Larrivee makes some great guitars, you can get a used one for a real deal.
and L style or a parlor from them would make a fantastic fingerstyle.
I have the LSV-11 which I got off of ebay a few years ago for a great price and I absolutely love it. Only acoustic I have now and I'm not looking for another.
I got a house full of them and so gotta agree. But you also have to do your homework and know what you are doing if you head of in this direction. Not only are there often issues with old guitars you need to look for but there are vintage guitars and there are vintage guitars. They ain't all created equal and age is no guarantee of good sound.
It also depends on your style. I love a thumping bass and full on mids cuz I play blues. Someone playing in say something akin to a James Taylor style more than likely is not going to like the guitars I play and want a box that is more detailed and bright sounding.
Point is, the best way to find a guitar is not to listen to us but go out and play a bunch. I am guessing one will jump out at you. I would also suggest you take someone along with you as it helps to listen to a guitar standing in front of it rather than behind it.
I love my Taylor 414ce for fingerstyle. You can probably find it used for under 1K, I actually bought mine new for 1K when Mars music went out of business. I've also been pleasantly surprised with the quality of some of the Breedlove imports I've tried. The various Godin based brands, ie La Petrie, Seagull, are also worth looking at.