(Apologies if you've seen this question somewhere else, but I need a second opinion and advices are inconclusive).
I have (found) this guitar:
It is a Chandry by Sue Ryder (Don't bother googling it. Sue Ryder is a UK charity). Model seems to be SGS-WSAG1C-NAT if that makes any difference.
It appears this guitar was sold with steel strings but the tension and the action is very high. I've found a video on Youtube of a guy who plays with guitar with nylon strings: Youtube
The solid headstock and the cutaway design seem to point out to a steel string guitar, but the bridge, the lack of a truss rod and the flat fretboard seem more like a standard classical. The nut width is 48 mm, which is half way between an acoustic and a classical.
The first two pics in link 1 are for the bracing (sorry for the quality) and it is difficult to determine what kind of build it is.
The sound with steel strings is great but, as it is, this guitar is unplayable.
So, my options are:
- Chuck it in the skip
- Replace steel strings with nylon strings (maybe high tension)
- Shave the saddle of the bridge.
- Change the bridge altogether.
Everybody is telling me not to waste time and money and I wonder if they are right.