Sorry to duplicate a post I made elsewhere, but it seems to have fallen through the cracks and I've gotten no answers or information, probably because the subject line where I posted is somewhat specialized. Asking again, then:
Inspired by Rafaella Smits' magnificent playing of the Chaconne on a small-bodied Baroque-style guitar, I snagged one of the Takeharu "Lady" models (630 mm scale length, 47.5 mm at the nut). The sound is very nice, rich and full and fairly "modern" despite the small body. So my question: what was this particular model designed for? Quasi-historical performances? Portability? Children? Parlor guitar? Something else?
Also, given the scale length and the sound, any suggestions as to what strings/tension to use on the instrument?