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Offline valvestate

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Made In The Philippines Electric Guitar?
« on: February 12, 2018, 04:19:30 PM »
Hi!! Been years since I last visited our lovely country and I want a nicely made Electric Guitar made from our own fellow Pinoys. =)

I think RJ outsources their products to China or last time I heard, guitars are rebadged (that was in 2009-ish) Bacchus perhaps? I've read before that there's this guy making some fine electric guitar from scratch and was reasonably priced around 20K PhP. Forgot his name been ages since I visited this forum...

Does Ari makes his own brand now? LOL. Im outdated.

Anything in Manila? Budget around 500 - 700 bucks.

Thank you po!



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Re: Made In The Philippines Electric Guitar?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 04:24:48 PM »
You can check Riverhead guitars. Onofre customs, Dnd and Majeste, Elegee and lastly, Micsis.

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Re: Made In The Philippines Electric Guitar?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 04:29:56 PM »
I was lucky enough to acquire 2 guitars made by a local luthier, I wasn't the one who had it made tho and just bought it after the original owner got tired of it.

- TeleMaster by Max Rufo (got this for my uncle)
- TeleStrat by MicSis (got this for myself)

if im going to recommend something judging between the 2 guitar's craftsmanship I will suggest you go to MicSis.

your 700 dollars I think is enough. (philmusicians please correct me if im wrong)
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Re: Made In The Philippines Electric Guitar?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 04:35:36 PM »
You can check Riverhead guitars. Onofre customs, Dnd and Majeste, Elegee and lastly, Micsis.

oh yeah, Elegee. That's the name I last remember making some fine instruments. Does he own now a guitar shop that I can visit?

I know he has a "custom" green guitar displayed back in 2006(?) in a Guitar Shop somewhere in Quezon Ave. 

Riverhead guitars. Onofre customs, Dnd << are these all in Metro?

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Re: Made In The Philippines Electric Guitar?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 04:37:24 PM »
I was lucky enough to acquire 2 guitars made by a local luthier, I wasn't the one who had it made tho and just bought it after the original owner got tired of it.

- TeleMaster by Max Rufo (got this for my uncle)
- TeleStrat by MicSis (got this for myself)

if im going to recommend something judging between the 2 guitar's craftsmanship I will suggest you go to MicSis.

Nice thanks man. Any shops or contact for them? How much did you get it for. Any pics bud?

I'm more into Strats, Ibby-shape or LPs


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Re: Made In The Philippines Electric Guitar?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 09:23:52 PM »
Highly recommend Micsis Guitar Spot.

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Re: Made In The Philippines Electric Guitar?
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 09:47:15 AM »
oh yeah, Elegee. That's the name I last remember making some fine instruments. Does he own now a guitar shop that I can visit?

I know he has a "custom" green guitar displayed back in 2006(?) in a Guitar Shop somewhere in Quezon Ave. 

Riverhead guitars. Onofre customs, Dnd << are these all in Metro?

for riverhead - you can check freedom music in fb.
onofre also has an fb page - onofre customs
DND - they have a store in QC.


BTW, you can check the micsis thread. You'd see a lot of guitars there.

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Re: Made In The Philippines Electric Guitar?
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 10:11:26 AM »
You can check Riverhead guitars. Onofre customs, Dnd and Majeste, Elegee and lastly, Micsis.

surely these guys have a certain 'forte' right? like if i wanted a topnotch, locally made acoustic, kanino ako papunta?
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Re: Made In The Philippines Electric Guitar?
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 10:44:20 AM »
surely these guys have a certain 'forte' right? like if i wanted a topnotch, locally made acoustic, kanino ako papunta?

good question papi, I haven't seen our luthiers work on custom acoustic guitars, madalas electric guitars and basses e.

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Re: Made In The Philippines Electric Guitar?
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2018, 10:48:24 AM »



hindi ba sa Cebu ang magagaling na luthier ng acoustics?
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Re: Made In The Philippines Electric Guitar?
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2018, 03:15:30 PM »
some updates since you're outdate and a bit of my insight:

-Rj sources from various places, his strats and teles last I checked were from either Korea or China and are  badged or rebadged locally.
-Riverhead comes from the same team/factory of Bacchus.
-I would recommend Micsis for Solid body and also semi-hollow electrics.
-For Acoustics, I have yet to encounter a locally built acoustic that I find worth the money and up to my taste and preference.
-I used to be a fan of Elegee but haven't transacted in over 8 years.
-D&D is good local brand with a decent selection of good quality acoustic guitars, but I think most of what they offer aren't built locally.
D&D has stores in malls now, from what I remember they have the Pasig branch (the warehouse), Glorietta 5 branch, and Mall of Asia branch (NORTH WING of mall)


TO ANSWER YOUR INQUIRY:


With that budget, I would go for either Riverhead (if you want to buy off-the-shelf, but am not sure where and how to source them)

 or if you've got the time and patience, I would suggest get a custom from Micsis +639989870619

« Last Edit: February 13, 2018, 03:29:28 PM by shodawmoon »

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Re: Made In The Philippines Electric Guitar?
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2018, 03:31:00 PM »
oh yeah, Elegee. That's the name I last remember making some fine instruments. Does he own now a guitar shop that I can visit?

I know he has a "custom" green guitar displayed back in 2006(?) in a Guitar Shop somewhere in Quezon Ave. 

Riverhead guitars. Onofre customs, Dnd << are these all in Metro?

for Onofre's work check this link ----> https://www.facebook.com/nofcustoms/

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Re: Made In The Philippines Electric Guitar?
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2018, 10:56:15 AM »
Check out Guitar Harbour Custom Shop. He's located in Tayuman, Manila.



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Re: Made In The Philippines Electric Guitar?
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2018, 08:38:56 AM »
Gilead Custom Guitars try mo sir....
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Re: Made In The Philippines Electric Guitar?
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2018, 09:11:56 PM »
Really?  What for?

I mean I do not see ANY reason at all for buying a Filipino made guitar other than saying its made in the Philippines.