Hello Everyone! Joined in just today and am VERY pleased to see a passionate bunch at work on this forum Cheers to one and all! Was actually searching on the web for Indian Guitar manufacturers and was quite dissapointed as i could not come across any with a web precense! BUT i did come across this wonderfull forum which by the way i have been going through for the last 2 days and am therefore quite *enlightened*!! I still have lots of questions and therefore this post which has compliments, observations and queries all bundled together! I used to play the guitar when i was in school...which is the year 92 and now after all this time...i intend to do so again! Thus the search for a GOOD WORKMANSHIP and GOOD SOUNDING Acoustic Guitar. I am not very particular about how my musical instrument 'looks' like! In school i had liberal access to my teacher's guitar WHICH by the way i am desperately trying to locate...it was LARGE size...and by far the best sounding and best designed acoustic in my experience! (Which is not much and i have played the Givsom or Givson??? quite a bit, which almost everyone else had...and which according to me is NOT a pleasant musical experience.) My teachers guitar was the air hole type and not the 'f' type...made my the Emmanuel Guitar Company, Kerala. I have been racking my brains to remember more of the address...with little results. Does anyone on this board know of this make? Or can help me out trace this firm? By the way, i am open to suggestions from you all regarding the Acoustics currently available in the market and from my understanding (from this forum) the Hobner make is the MOST popular which is the 'f' type. Brilliant is what the overall opinion is...any such Brilliant acoustics the air hole type?? I will appreciate it very much if people can assist me with their suggestions regarding the instrument i intend to purchase! Which is, Acoustic, preferably Large size as i LOVE low frequency response alongwith the BRIGHTER tones and yes, it has to be the air hole type, how it looks like is not very important and Made in India tops it off quite well By the way, some interesting info. for you all...Goa is a yearly pilgrimage for me...and this time i came across something really awesome...and unfortunately it was the day before i was heading back to base, else i would have stayed for it. Please check out http://www.jungleguitars.com I am the hardcore DIY kind! And i was VERY dissapointed when i got to know of this. Thank you all for your time and i look forward to your suggestions! Stay well!