The small bodied guitars can sound fantastic recorded.
A good friend of mine had a couple made in the style of the early martin parlour guitars, and they sound beautiful.
Crystal clear, deep and balanced.
I have a 1990 Guild D4 dreadnought that records extremely well, and that responds dynamically to different styles well as a strummer - though it does not do as good a job at single line style as the small bodied type.
A very good investment, which goes to show that it is worth spending