Well, after flirting with the idea of an acoustic while playing a little BG in my second musical life...there was a 35 year hiatus during a flying career... I took the plunge and went to Robertsons in Albuquerque, and Aaron found me my Acoustic. It is a carved German, Willhelm Klier, 1998 vintage. The label inside is shown, somewhat out of focus, in the attachment. Any info known about the maker would be greatly appreciated. The strings seem OK except the A doesn't speak as well as the others on Pizz. Had my first lesson yesterday... Arco's going to take some work! Thanks for all the wealth of info on this forum....a very valuable asset.