Madras Musicals (Tulsi Guitars)
Tulsi Venkobasha and sons make custom electric guitars, violins, and Carnatic mandolins in Chennai, India. Above right is a lefty built for Suraj Kumar after a Roger Bacorn design (which, of course, Roger patterned after a Gibson design). Below right is a Strat-style instrument; Tulsi built one of these for Prakash Hariharan. He also reportedly used to build instruments for U Srinivas, and still makes Carnatic mandolins based on Srinivas' famous instrument.
Tulsi's shop is located in the Chintadripet neighborhood of Chennai, near Zion Church and the police station. Refer to this map for an idea of the general location. You can try reaching Tulsi by or call +91 98400 52565. Or use the following contact information:
12 Arunachala Naicken Street
Chintadripet, Chennai 600002
Tamil Nadu, India
Phone: +91 44284 54263