When we set out to design our own version of a parlor guitar, we wanted that 'parlor vibe' but wanted a guitar with a bit more sonic power. So, we widened the body a bit and made it a bit deeper. Most people are surprised when they experience the level of volume that comes out of our smaller guitars. Great tone too, and easy to play. The smaller size makes it a very comfortable guitar to hold. This guitar would be a great choice for folk, Celtic, Americana, or use it as a song writing tool.