I think the New School is really the Old Old school - the shorter scale lengths (640 - 650 mm) were standard in Torres days (1800s) and Hauser continued that tradition in the early 1900s. The larger bodied and longer scaled Madrid guitars from the 1960s to today (maybe a bit earlier than that) were and are still popular although they are more available in "standard" 650 mm scale lengths these days. So, I think the resurgence of the smaller, lightly built Torres style guitars is really Old School revisited. Personally, I like the larger body with a 650mm scale - I am building a guitar that has the plantilla and slightly deeper body of a Ramirez style with a 650mm scale, but lightly built and braced like a Hauser (no double sides or cypress back lamination). We will see how it works out.