I can’t speak of the Epiphone as I haven’t used one. I do use Takemine and can recommend them! A quick search on ebay.. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Takemine-GN51CE-NAT-electro-acoustic-Guitar/332519300784?hash=item4d6bb1deb0:g:mMIAAOSweLBaWgx5
In any case, all cheaper guitars come out of the factory different, so definitely go to a bigger store and try a few models. Then try a few of the same model as some turn out better than others.. they won’t tell you that 🙂 Then, you can find the one that feels the best to you!