I have mulled over this starting this very thread for awhile but wasn't sure where to situate it within the MC forums. For most of us there are a lot of interesting 'flatbacks' including the various Chicago and Martin models, the odds and end Italian and French experiments, bandolims, as well as the myriad of Tonblasen that i tedeschi have produced.
It may be a more 'refined' taste than what often is typically discussed in the 'b.o.n.' thread but I am glad you have taken the plunge. And that perhaps the myriad of discussions spread about could be centralized. I'm happen to weigh in from time to time.
Ever tried, ever failed, no matter. Try again, fail again, fail better.--Samuel Beckett