Rob MacKillop. He’s an icon—especially among the no-nails set. He played a guitar by Tremblay—same luthier as me—for years.
If you are open to the idea of an early romantic guitar in the Spanish style, so the sound is more familiar, then the “La Canada” series by Jellinghaus and Blochinger has serious appeal.
Check out this FE (first epoch) Torres with antiqued wood/finish:
Be sure to click on the gear review link… oh, never mind, I’ll put it here:
And watch that video of my friend and sometimes-coach Marc Teicholz crush it on one of these little Torres builds. 😀