A little bit outside the center of Lapu-Lapu, you’ll find a town called Abuno, where the makers of world class Cebu guitars could be found.
Thriving from independent little households up to big and established ones –like this one by the Alegre family –the place is perfect for observing the process of making guitars.
Walk inside, see the rough drafts of the guitars, and check the neat arrangement of the finished ones, all set up in one place.
If you fancy on trying one, you could, so long as you handle it with care as it usually takes one month to finish a whole guitar.
Some of the string instruments they carry are Banduria (12 strings!), Bass, Ukuleles, and even Cocoleles, which is the Philippine counterpart of the Hawaiian ukes and uses coconut body.
Price range is from Php 2,000 to Php 70,000. Quite expensive, you may say, but wait till you hear it.
*Video toward the end of this post!*
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How to Get There
From Manila, fly to Cebu. Head to Pueblo Verde Terminal in Lapu-Lapu City and ride a tricycle bound to Barangay Abuno.
Pajac-Maribago Rd, Lapu-Lapu City
Contact No.: (032) 340 4492