They are a fun guitar to have by the couch. I have always liked the shape and the fact that they use narrower plates means I can resaw my own back and side sets when I feel like it. The parlor kit is almost done. It's a walnut back and side set. I X-Carved a quartersawn walnut 12" radius fretboard, walnut pyramid bridge, mahogany lining ( I used a 1/16" bit) and mahogany back brace wood, mortise and tenon block. Finally a spruce top with spruce bracing. I am working on a rosette for it and then may start a form or bending jig.