I'm looking into getting a small-bodied acoustic/electric; something i can curl up on the couch with and also use for shows. I can't stand roundwound strings, though, as the squeak and noise is just too much when playing jazz. I have a few concerns: 1. The guitar won't sound like a traditional acoustic anymore (which isn't a problem), but I'm worried it will sound unpleasant. Flatwounds have a tendency to sound a little sickly when played hard and I'm worried this will show through - I'm hoping the small body will make it more archtop sounding, though. 2. I'm concerned the preamp EQ won't be able to control the frequencies well enough to get a good sound. 3. Unrelated to flatwounds; I don't have an acoustic amp, would a standard amp work well enough if it was set to a flat, clean tone? Most of this is probably unwarranted, but I don't want to deal with returning a guitar and shipping, etc. Any opinions or experience?