Find Your Music Buddy on Valentine’s Day with Ferangeli Guitar Handcrafter

Nothing beats the sweetness brought by music especially when it’s for someone you love. However, music hits different when you love doing it. Are you flying in or out of Cebu, a music lover, and still has no plan what to do this Valentine’s Day?

Cebu is famous for housing hand-made guitars and a variety of string instruments. It is without a doubt that Cebuanos continue to exceed expectations around the world for the locally custom-built guitars, ukuleles and many more instruments.

On the Day of Hearts, enjoy your date together with your boyfriend or girlfriend with Ferangeli Guitar Handcrafter and their instrument exhibit! Single this Valentine’s Day? Then surround yourselves with pleasant tunes and the sight of beautifully handcrafted guitars that can be found at Mactan-Cebu International Airport’s Terminal Lobby 1!

Photo courtesy of Ferangeli Guitar Handcrafter.

Ferangeli Guitar Handcrafter started with a small team of guitar-makers in Lapu-lapu City, Cebu. Their goal is to produce and introduce globally-competitive string instruments all over the globe with the best sound that wood can possibly offer. From then on, they have been known for being the makers of Cebu’s finest handcrafted guitars.

In Lapu-Lapu City, the guitar-making business began when the Spanish friars assigned in Cebu needed to fix the guitars they were using. Instead of setting for the guitars to arrive from Mexico, they hired Opon village townspeople in Mactan Island to make new guitars and adjust the existing guitars they had; hence, they started the guitar industry in Cebu.


Ferangeli Guitar Handcrafter’s Head Luthier Fernando “Andoy” A. Dagoc.

Behind the success of Ferangali Guitar Handcrafter is Fernando A. Dagoc, or Andoy as locals may call him, the head luthier of Ferangali Guitar Handcrafter. In his journey of becoming the head luthier, he was first trained by his uncle at a young age to make guitars by hand. Before prioritizing guitar-making, his wide knowledge with wood comes from his experience as a wood agent. He then gave up his profession of being a wood agent to focus on his passion of guitar-making.

Common woods used for Cebu hand-made guitars are soft and hardwoods like Jackfruit, Narra, black wood ebony, and a number of imported woods. Some guitars have plain designs, while others have details of intricate patterns or are inlaid with shell crafts.

As they offer a wide selection of string instruments that you can choose from, here are notable items on their shelf for you!


Gel-Series – Dreadnought Guitar
Gel-Series – Orchestra Model Guitar

They house an extensive array of guitars you can choose from, made with different types of wood, and you can also have them custom-made if you’d like!


Gel-Series – Tenor Ukulele
Tenor Ukulele – Tamarind Entry-Level

Aside from guitars, they also offer many options for customers when they want to choose a smaller string instrument.


4/4 Violin – Engelmann Spruce Top, Philippine Mango Back and Sides

A fan of classical music? They also make violins for their customers!


Octavina – Gmelina Top, and Acacia Back and Sides

Rondalla is an ensemble of stringed instruments played with the use of a plectrum. A common rondalla ensemble consists of the bandurria, laúdoctavina and a four-string bass guitar.

Ferangeli Guitar Handcrafter also offer repairs, revarnish and inlays for your current instrument you have at home. Treat yourself to a Valentine’s gift by adding a dash of creativity while practicing or performing.

You may also want to check out their website for the latest deals and instruments that are available. Another great thing about Ferangeli Guitar Handcrafter is that they also offer delivery through third-party online stores.


Address: Sambag, Abuno, Pajac, Lapu-lapu City, Cebu 6015

Telephone Number: (032) 268 7323

Social Media: Facebook

Have you figured out what you’re doing this Valentine’s Day? Is your gift ready? It’s only a few days away so if you still don’t have a plan or a gift, then you are in for an exhibit treat! Grab your lover, and get them a guitar as a gift of love this Valentine’s! And, to all the singles out there, you never know when you might stumble upon your new music buddy.

Happy Valentine’s, everyone!


Written by Rose Sangre

Bookworm | Organizer | Engineer to be | CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
📍Cebu, Philippines
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