The Best Indian guitar available to date are In the acoustic category - Hobner 265 Model - Costs -3500Rs In The Electric Category - Tansen - Costs - 6500Rs Change of Pickups - 1000Rs total Cost - 7500 Rs . Also Use Ernie Ball Strings . You will definately improve you play. Then switch over to local strings. Ernie Balls in Bangalroe costs around 700 Rs. I bought a Jackson and so i have to use imported Strings. Also available in Bangalore are Dean Markley Fretblasters . These are only good for Shred Guiatrisst like me . Because paying 1800 for Strings and then snapping it by playing Chords is not advisable. I recently got Good Picks or Plectrums company direct from Jim Dunlop . And these are awesome . You can simply play fast leads in a jiffy. when it comes to Amps. there is no Question . Peavey is the only good option. If you are planning to get your self a rack gor for 5150 (Rs 48,000/-) Also you can get good distortion unit from Rocatron and G Force. (I Use These and they are awesome) . but the problem is you dont get a midi Foot swith here . So you have to use an old Digitech GNX 3 or a Boss GT3 to change effects. Once you ge tused to it you are good. Coming bact to Acoustic, Hobners are easy to play on and are inexpensive. Go for a good Processor like the Boss compressor and get a good pickup. Connect it to your computer or your Amplifier . You wil sound like a professional Guitarist.