Yes, the Hurricane is expensive for a 1X12 boutique tube amp that boasts only 20 Watts. Yes, that is small for a live setting. If this is the type of amp you are looking for, it is the best in its class.
The idea behind this amp is to give fellow guitarists an amp that can be gigged or used in the studio with unrivalled ease of use, tonal flexibility and no pratting about boutique amp quality with all the guitar sounds that all of us guitarists are hearing in our heads but are struggling like crazy to find. Big, bold, and punchy with gobs of juicy tone, the MK50 covers a whole swath of rock history in a simple-to-use no-frills package.
For those of you who may not have heard of Cornford, they represent one of the last British manufactures in amplification.