Back in 1998 I was in Jaipur India and visited a music shop. They were selling archtop acoustic guitars with f-holes. Fun to play, very cheap, won't stay in tune for more than a couple of days. But the brand name was "Givson". The font on the headstock was very similar to Gibson and for a mere Rs 1100 ($28.00) it was mine. They have a website; www.givson.com and they also make electrics, basses and mandolins. I've never seen another one in the states.