This is the only L&H guitar I own that actually has a Lyon & Healy manufacturing stamp. The tone of this instrument is similar to my Lyra (by Bruno ne Oscar Schmidt) parlor guitar - kind of a "Stella-esque" sound, almost banjo-like. But this guitar's tone is much deeper and fuller then the Lyra. I like this guitar so much that I have recently been using it exclusively for my outdoor engagements. That's why I decided to "trick it out" with the fancy inlaid pickguard.