To the best of my knowledge, Eastman, RK and BR guitars are all made in China. You get alot more materials for the money compared to a typical US made guitar. They are generally considered to have great value. In some cases, the cost of the tonewoods is about as much as a completed guitar. Others may argue, but in what I have seen, the quality control in setup is more in line with what you see with bargain guitars as opposed to what is typically seen with US made solid wood guitars.
I think you run a significant risk in ordering a guitar site unseen. The first reason (and I don’t mean this as an insult in any way), is that it doesn’t sound like you know exactly what you want. For example, if you had played a BlueRidge BR-160A and you loved it, then it would be a pretty straight-forward process. Honestly, it takes alot of time to figure out what we want in an instrument. I could pick what I think is a great guitar for you and it’s possible that it’s just not a good match for what you want. If you can play some more guitars and figure out what works for you in your hands, that would be a huge step forward. The second problem is that with ordering from a big box store, who knows if the individual guitar will be a good one or not. I can play a bunch of different brand new examples of a given model and they have significant differences in tone and playability. For that reason, I’d consider contacting some of the shops that are big enough to give you a good price, but yet can still give in-hand evaluations and do quality setup work. Some of the shops I would buy from in the US include (links are to BR pages for the first two):
another shop I like where I played the RK with Adirondack is
I have bought instruments without first playing them from both Elderly and Gruhn and have never had a disappointment as I received what was described. I haven’t bought from Maury’s but I know people who have and received great service.
I just talked to Billy at Gruhn’s and shipping to Israel is ridiculous. The last guitar he shipped there was a D-18, and it was $600. Basically, if there is a pearl fret marker, that alone incurs a $150 tax/fee/whatever they want to call it. He said that they would of course be happy to sell you an instrument, but you would probably have better luck from European dealers. I suspect there are shops similar to Elderly, Gruhn and Maury’s in Europe, but unfortunately, I don’t have any information on where or if they exist.
I don’t know if there are guitar shops in Israel, but I would suggest looking for them, even if you ultimately order a guitar. The more guitars you play in hand, the better of an idea you will get about what you want (and what you don’t want).
Best of luck and let us know what you find.