For orchestral and studio use, the classical body style may be a better choice than the dreadnought. Mitchell has this segment covered with the MO100S and MX400. If simplicity is what you're after, consider the MO. But if it's versatility you want, then the nod has to go to the MX: it uses a cutaway shape and it's acoustic-electric, so you have the option of plugging it in to an amplifier. That will allow you to be heard in bigger spaces, and gives you the ability to add effects pedals to your setup.
Are you looking to take your first steps into the world of folk guitar? If so, you've got to check out the MO100SPK Folk Acoustic Guitar Pack. It comes with a compact guitar, small enough for easy travel or young players, as well as a bundle of useful accessories. With a gig bag, tuner, DVD guide, strap, picks and even a spare set of strings all in the box, it's the perfect kit to hit the ground running.
Whether you opt for the bundle or a guitar alone, you can't go wrong with Mitchell. They're well-built, great-sounding and good-looking guitars and they couldn't be easier on the pocketbook. That's an enviable list of qualities and definitely makes for a solid choice.