Sunday, May 06, 2007

Owning a Cebu-made Alegre guitar

Yesterday, I got the chance to visit the Alegre Guitar Shop at Abuno, Pajac, Lapu-Lapu City. I found out from the travel tour guide that Abuno is famous for guitar making and the skill has been passed on from one generation to the next. Even the famous guitar makers in the country gets the best guitar craftsmen from Abuno.

Prices of the guitar from vary from one thousand seven hundred pesos (P1,700) to twenty-eight thousand pesos (P28,000). (Photos taken using the Palm Treo 680)

I got a folk guitar, made of narra, that cost five thousand five hundred pesos (P5,500) for my Rockista kid and she loved it.


FullMetalEngineer said...

hi, is there an alegre guitar sold in manila? i have been to alegre factory in cebu once during our school fieldtrip and unfortunately i haven't bought one...i've heard they provide raw materials for yamaha guitars...

Janette Toral said...

I'm not sure. I suggest calling them and refer you to an outlet. Cheers!