"Hello, Darren Hippner? How have you been?"I'd be looking to have one made which was not a flashy Mariachi type model, with the bling-bling rosette and purflings. And also not one with either a cutaway nor built-in electronics. As for seeking out a USA builder, well that's where I live, and why deal with international shipping and customs/import charges if I don't have to?
PS Have you checked out some of the videos of the Cordoba Mini? I wonder if that'd fulfill your needs. There are some really impressive-sounding videos.
Not necessarily the best audio, but here's one.