Saturday, November 28, 2009

alegre guitar mactan cebu

when i was along with my Singaporean counterparts in Cebu, i gave them a small guitar souvenir and one thing that immediately came into their mind is that Filipinos are so inclined to music. i agreed.one thing that makes Cebu city even more marketable to the tourists is its decades old guitar industry. from a time when the Spanish influenced the Cebuanos to a musical instrument that evolved and progressed.one of the many guitar factory is the Alegre Guitars. located in an almost hidden area of Abuno in the island of Mactan. owned by Fernando Bebbot Alegre who's a good guitarist himself.they have a showroom open to all where one can even see how each of the guitars are made intricately. from different types of wood forming the country's most loved and widely used instrument.from generation to generation, the guitars that they are making had evolved as well from the mere standard guitars to making yukaleles, mandolas, banjos, and bass guitars. Alegre Guitars is located in Abuno, Lapu Lapu City, Mactan island. i recommend that you take a cab going there. estimated travel time from the Mactan airport to this place is just about 30minutes or less.

31 comments:

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

One of my frustrations is that I don't know how to play any musical instrument now. I can't even play a guitar, what a shame!

gillboard said...

cool!!!

Mangyan Adventurer said...

Nice naman.... Kyut!


Sad to say... Di ako marunong gumamit niyan! haha!

luna miranda said...

the guitar in the first photo is fantastic! is that really woven, or painted? very cool!

Borneo Falcon said...

Did not realize Cebu is famous for its guitar

Andy said...

Those guitars look gorgeous. Ganda ng craftsmanship.

KRIS JASPER said...

That's one thing I wana learn... play guitars.... Ive tried before but I just couldnt get the glitch of it. sigh....

jeanny said...

Nice shots lalo na yung last one. :)

docgelo said...

although i prefer the sound of violins over guitars; both strings make good music but shame on me i don't know how to play them =)
...the first photo here is fascinating.

Raft3r said...

kung may frustration man ako ay yun
matutong mag-gitara

nice post
=)

happy sunday, dong!

Sidney said...

Some very colorful guitars... and yes...Filipinos are born entertainers!
Always ready for a joke...a song...a party !

Bart Tolina said...

hoy punta ka na sa blog ko at nag pa catering ako!

witsandnuts said...

I bought a guitar (gifted to someone) during one of my visits to Cebu. I forgot though from which town/store. Cebu pricing is more reasonable.

eunice said...

Hi Dong! So Cebu is famous for making guitar, didn't know that. During school days, I tried to learn guitar but gave up when my finger tips hurt . Anyway, I think that was an excuse LOL.

R u coming to SG? For holiday? It has been raining everyday now.

dyosa said...

I love the first photo. So wicked! Galing talaga ng mga Pinoy. :D

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Ailee Verzosa said...

cool guitars... hehehe nice...

Layrayski said...

i visited that place once before dong. it was before my foray into photography. i love the first photo. i understand why you posted it first.

Chyng said...

I want a guitar magnet as my personal souvenir from cebu. wala kami nabili..

REDLAN said...

Maganda 'tong puntahan. Yung mga gumagawa mismo, yung factory ng kung anu-ano. Kasi ma-appreciate mo yung isang bagay o marelaized mo na mahirap pala ang kanilang ginagawa. Lalo mong na-appreciate ang isang bagay. Mas lalong maganda ang gitara dahil nakita mo ang pagawa nito mismo. Thanks for sharing!

Allen said...

ngayon lang ako nakakita ng guitar na mukhang banig. amazing! haha.

how i wish marunong ako mag-gitara.

Skippyheart said...

very unique and cool designs!

galing! =)

Photo Cache said...

ang ganda ng design nung asa first image.

i regretted not following thru with my guitar lessons.

sheng said...

I love the first photo, i dunno how to play the guitar but once, i had a friend who taught me how and he was actually very patient with me, nagkahiwalay na lang kami, hindi pa rin ako natuto...

Hi! I'm Grace said...

You have been to Cebu? Miss ko na ang lugar ko. I love Cebu talaga. We are planning to stay in Cebu in the future. :)

PUSANG-kalye said...

yan ang namiss ko sa Cebu---ang mag gitara--diko napansin. nawala talaga sa isip ko. hehe. diko tuloy alam kung san ang area na famous ang mga gitara....

dodong flores said...

Nice photos of guitars and guitar-making!

Cebu is very much popular when it comes to guitar even in our place in Mindanao. When I was in Grade IV, my parents used to buy a Cebu-made guitar for me. I didn't learn how to play it as guitar is not of my interest. Anyhow, at least my brother next to me learned to play it instead...

Pietro said...

Very beautiful pictures of the guitar factory. I like all instruments, very much guitars.
Really interesting post, Dong.

eliment said...

great shots. ang ganda ng mga gitara!

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gaohui said...

huhu

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