I have been familar with The Loar guitars for a while. I really loked the couple models that I had seen. The BrownStone was my favorite as it tried to copy a L-1, except it was a 14 fretter. However I just stumbled on to some new models of The Loar I had never heard of, the LO-14, LO-16, & LO-18. They sound really really dang good to me on the videos I have watched so far. And they nail the look of a 30's Gibson. Here is a tasty video of dude playing one of The Loar LO-18. It is more like the 30's L-1's or L-00's in the body shape and 14 frets. Usually reviews don't include playing like this. Just strummy chords and fingertyle, which I like to know but I also must know how a guitar sounds being played like this. I think I may finally know the small body guitar I would like to have. And just carry it with me until the end, however long that may be. Besides the old blues guys & country guys usually carried cheap model guitars anyways. Even if it was Gibson/Martin, it normally was the lowest end model. At this point in time, however, I currently have no funds even for the cheapest...... @Obsessed It's not an actual L-1 (from the 20's or 30's) or an L00 but it's as close and as cheap as I have found.