Hi guys.... Found this awesome place through google(god bless google). Im from bangalore. Im into CCR , Rolling Stones , Dire Straits & BB king apart from enjoying Led Zep , bit of Doors and The Beatles. I like Floyd but its kinda complicated for my taste. Im new to this forum and to guitaring( if thats a word) The threads here for beginners have been a major help. This might be a little redundant but Id appreciate any help I can get. 1) Im trying to buy an acoustic. I went to Venkys(residency rd close to empire).. Couldnt finalise one after trying out atleast 25 Im already getting a feel for them though.. The Yamaha sounds and feels amazing but is toooooo expensive for a first. Anyway. Theres this "Signature" brand that I liked. I didnt like its shape in the Jumbo size but in the normal size it looks and sounds decent. I have a budget of 2 - 2.5(max) . Suggestions please? Im practicing on a friends "Hobner" .. its ok but the signature seems easier on my poor swollen fingers. 2) Im trying to learn it using this video series by Hal Leonard... I got the "Guide to Beginners" dvd series off limewire ( sorry if u guys against piracy but I cant afford originals right now ). I can now ( after a week of learning ) read notes off the staff and play along at slooooow speeds with the dvd. Was wondering if it is a good idea to be learning from videos like this. Cant get a teacher cause a) im only really free on weekends & its expensive b) Id be embarassed cause im 22. Thats bout all for now. Appreciate your feedback. This is a ***ed out forum btw... Rock On.