Ok, this might be a long shot, but has anyone heard of this Mexico-based luthier? I bought one of his guitars in college for about $450 and I have to say I couldn't have made a better choice as a student with limited funds. I think I would have spent at least $1000 on anything comparable. It's not particularly sturdy, and the intonation is a little loose, but for a guitar so inexpensive I always felt it had a very expressive, sweet tone and great projection. All my teachers were surprised after playing it when I told them the price.
I'm now moving on to a much higher quality instrument (long overdue), but I'll also never part with this one. If my kids ever want to learn, I'll never find it's equal for the price. I'm curious to know if anyone knows any way to contact this luthier. I've seen pics of his guitars through web searches but never an official site or contact information. Wondering if he's still putting out new instruments, if he's honed his art, etc. Additionally, this old guitar (96) needs some work, and I'd like to have the original luthier take a look.