The Loretta is a classic parlor sized guitar based on the Lyon and Healy instruments of the early 20th Century. It's great for solo work and for string band settings. The lower bout is 12 1/2", with a 24 1/4" scale. The comfortable small body packs plenty of punch and the short scale gives it a bouncy feel. Blind Lemon Jefferson played a guitar like the Loretta. It was one of the most popular sizes of his era. Here are some examples of the varieties of Loretta's I have built.
Here's Peter Keane showing what his Erma can do. Peter is a singer songwriter and blues and old time player based out of Austin Texas. To find out more about him check him out at peterkeane.com
Here's Peter playing Mississippi John Hurt's Frankie.