I've wanted a portable, low watt tube amp that I can crank up for a while now. I really hate my Hot Rod and how big it is. It's my only amp and I want a nice small one for recording and small gigs. Well all of the ones I looked at were either more than I wanted in a small amp or too expensive for something thath is so small (I'm pretty low on money after just buying a Les Paul and pickups). Well along comes the Excelsior. I'm a huge tweed deluxe fan so this seems like a cool Valco/deluxe kind of thing and the 15 inch speaker really intrigues me. Well anyway... I'm pretty excited.