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MAX RUFO's Custom Guitars & Basses w/ pics!
« on: August 08, 2007, 02:26:42 PM »
Guys,

Some of know him already, yet...
I'd like u to meet this luthier who makes quality guitars & basses.  8-)
He's the very out-going, entertaining mang Max as others may have known.  :-)
I want all guitarists & bass players who wanna have QUALITY Guitars & Bass at VERY AFFORDABLE PRICES to meet him!  :-)

Tell u a story:
I went to his house a couple of weeks ago, I had my strat repaired by him & I was in total awe after I got it!

Imagine this:
-he replaced the old cheap plastic nut w/ a stainless steel
-adjusted the truss rod & bridge for better tension, playability & action
-he fixed the cut wires & hard-to-turn knobs
-cleaned the rusted metal parts
- replaced my old strings w/ brand new D'addario .10-.46 strings!
ALL THAT FOR P600 ONLY!

I couldn't believe it at first but, that's the fact! :-)
He also has a wealth of local tonewoods & some exotics, replacement parts, abalone & mother-of-pearl inlays etc. etc..
I got lucky enough to try out his Strat, Flying V, & his Tele w/ custom vine inlays & the sound from each guitar has its own unique character. He even sat on top of the tele's fretboard to show how tough the woods were!

Here's his thread:  http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,37973.0.html
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Max-Rufo-Custom-guitars/120453747994449?notif_t=fbpage_fan_invite

CUSTOM-BUILT GUTARS & BASSES
(Non-forumites are not listed here yet, we'll get in touch w/ them though)

Max's very own:
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.165.html   
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.465.html   


aparma's: 
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.3435.html
modified:
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.165.html


Awitee's:
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.2070.html


Bluesboy1216's:
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.255.html
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.1275.html
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.1560.html


Deadlifted's:
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.390.html
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.945.html

Deadlifted's (2nd):
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.1905.html
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.1935.html
Sanchai's custom Strat:
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.615.html

Deadlifted's (3rd): 
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.3405.html
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.3420.html


fusionenigma's:
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.2370.html
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.2385.html
Sound clips:


Guitabot's:
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.180.html


Humbucker's:
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.2010.html


Javalderama's:
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.1455.html


jcsan2s':
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.3465.html


Johngmo15's:
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.240.html


killjom's:
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.3210.html


Marklakandula's:
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.2535.html
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.135.html
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.1335.html


mikomiko's:
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.2475.html


Paengkee's (now owned by Yahoo):
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.1365.html   
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.1530.html   
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.1605.html   
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.1770.html   


Project's:
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.540.html   
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.720.html
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.1020.html   


Quik_fcuk's:
(Sorry, lost the link. I'll update this though.)


rad12's
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.2955.html


ROBORATS':
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.2910.html


Russell's:
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.345.html
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.435.html

Russell's (2nd):
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.1110.html


Sanchai's:
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.615.html


Slowhandpal's:
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.2505.html
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.1020.html


starman's:
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.3390.html




Other custom-built (non-forumites):
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.1605.html

http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.2730.html


Restoration & other stuff:
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.2790.html

http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.3255.html

http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.3120.html

http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.2760.html


Previous projects:
http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.3225.html

http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.2940.html

http://talk.philmusic.com/board/index.php/topic,56756.2835.html

 



Give him a call guys:
442-79-08 & 0920-465-8200
Here's his exact address:
#2 VICTONETA AVE, POTRERO, MALABON CITY



Hope we could help out this very humble & passionate guy to get known by other musicians. 
« Last Edit: May 07, 2014, 07:52:48 PM by lateralis »



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Re: MAX RUFO's Custom Guitars & Basses w/ pics!
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2007, 03:57:59 PM »
may cellnumber ka ba ni mang max? there's something wrong with our landline now, kaya hindi ko siya matawagan.  :-D

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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2007, 05:00:45 PM »
Taga san sha? Bakit stainless nut? d ba naging tukod yung sound?

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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2007, 05:20:51 PM »
asteeg!

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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2007, 05:33:51 PM »
ano yun libre pa yung strings? sobra mura nyan ah! magkano kaya abutin nyan sa iba?
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also available PIO caps 22nf & 47nf @150pesos


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Re: MAX RUFO's Custom Guitars & Basses w/ pics!
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2007, 10:13:33 PM »
ano ung mga exotic woods na meron siya....?
thanks...

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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2007, 10:16:49 PM »
ok yan si mang max....yung bass guitar ko pinalitan bagong neck inc. painting for 600 din.
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Re: MAX RUFO's Custom Guitars & Basses w/ pics!
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2007, 03:19:39 PM »
nagpunta ako kay mang max kanina. He's a very cool guy at down to earth din, walang ere. Tinry ko lang magpaayos ng guitar dahil nga dito sa thread na to. Truss Rod Adjustment. 400 singil niya. Sinubukan ko din yung mga customize guitar niya na gawa sa kawayan yung body. Ok naman din.

Tinanong ko yung mga prices:

1. repainting daw. 2000
2. pag customize naglalaro daw sa 8000 to 10000

Binebenta niya yung flying V na customize nia 7.5k lang hehehe..

Subukan niyo,.

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Re: MAX RUFO's Custom Guitars & Basses w/ pics!
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2007, 04:18:07 PM »
i agree with that...kung gusto nyo ng mura and low budget kayo...si mang maxx ang puntahan nyo..quality 100% cympre and pulido magtrabaho...up for mang maxx!  :-)

safe pa ung lugar kasi near araneta village... :-D

hope we cud help out this very humble guy!  :-)
« Last Edit: August 09, 2007, 04:19:50 PM by zphunkz »
"Praise Him with the clash of cymbals,
    Praise Him with resounding cymbals."
                                                           Psalm 150:5

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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2007, 04:40:40 PM »
may cellnumber ka ba ni mang max? there's something wrong with our landline now, kaya hindi ko siya matawagan.  :-D
dude,
here's mang max's mobile #: 09204658200. 8-)

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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2007, 04:50:11 PM »
Taga san sha? Bakit stainless nut? d ba naging tukod yung sound?
stainless 'cuz my old nut was a cheap plastic, couldn't use it before 'cuz the strings were so close to each other.
after it was replaced, wow! looks & plays better! it retains its jazzy sound on clean channel. he adjusted the closeness of the strings as well. :-)
for me, the stainless nut is definitely better than before!
« Last Edit: January 10, 2008, 11:28:31 AM by lateralis »

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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2007, 04:55:27 PM »
ano yun libre pa yung strings? sobra mura nyan ah! magkano kaya abutin nyan sa iba?
not really free, i told him to replace it w/ brand new ones after it was repaired.
just imagine, if the strings were not replaced, mas mura pa lalo!
considering all the trouble that was fixed, you still won't find any other luthiers like mang max!
astig talaga!
« Last Edit: June 16, 2008, 03:40:27 AM by lateralis »

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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2007, 04:57:39 PM »
ano ung mga exotic woods na meron siya....?
thanks...
i'm not sure what those woods are called pero ganda nung tele w/ exotic wood on top nya nung pumunta ko don.

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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2007, 05:01:43 PM »
nagpunta ako kay mang max kanina. He's a very cool guy at down to earth din, walang ere. Tinry ko lang magpaayos ng guitar dahil nga dito sa thread na to. Truss Rod Adjustment. 400 singil niya. Sinubukan ko din yung mga customize guitar niya na gawa sa kawayan yung body. Ok naman din.

Tinanong ko yung mga prices:

1. repainting daw. 2000
2. pag customize naglalaro daw sa 8000 to 10000

Binebenta niya yung flying V na customize nia 7.5k lang hehehe..

Subukan niyo,.
i think negotiable pa nga pag talagang kulang budget eh, nahiya lang ako kay mang max kaya di ko na tinawaran yung pa-repair ko.
sobrang mura na non.

astig yung flying v nya, custom pati pick-ups, parang EMG pero stainless! 
« Last Edit: June 16, 2008, 03:39:07 AM by lateralis »

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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2007, 05:03:31 PM »
may cellnumber ka ba ni mang max? there's something wrong with our landline now, kaya hindi ko siya matawagan.  :-D
dude,
here's mang max's mobile #: 09204658200. 8-)


thanks!

interested in that flying V  :evil:
« Last Edit: August 09, 2007, 05:15:28 PM by humbucker »

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« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2007, 06:06:23 PM »
may cellnumber ka ba ni mang max? there's something wrong with our landline now, kaya hindi ko siya matawagan.  :-D
dude,
here's mang max's mobile #: 09204658200. 8-)


thanks!

interested in that flying V  :evil:


ganda nung flying V dun ..black yata color nun  :-)
"Praise Him with the clash of cymbals,
    Praise Him with resounding cymbals."
                                                           Psalm 150:5

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Re: MAX RUFO's Custom Guitars & Basses w/ pics!
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2007, 06:16:47 PM »
uyy

ayos to

matagal nakong naghahanap ng ganyang luthier

san ba siya exactly located mga sir???

sana nalaman ko agad,

para nakamura pako

huhuhuhuhuhuh :cry:
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« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2007, 06:22:20 PM »
may cellnumber ka ba ni mang max? there's something wrong with our landline now, kaya hindi ko siya matawagan.  :-D
dude,
here's mang max's mobile #: 09204658200. 8-)


thanks!

interested in that flying V  :evil:


ganda nung flying V dun ..black yata color nun  :-)
i like that flying v! kung d lang ako papagawa ng les paul sa kanya baka yan first choice ko!
it has a vintage feel though cuz of the thicker neck.
well, mang max grew up listening to oldies & he used to play old guitars so he'd prefer thicker necks, but anyone can order thinner necks if they want.
kaya nga custom di ba? 8-)

 

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« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2007, 06:30:29 PM »
uyy

ayos to

matagal nakong naghahanap ng ganyang luthier

san ba siya exactly located mga sir???

sana nalaman ko agad,

para nakamura pako

huhuhuhuhuhuh :cry:
sorry dude, i'm not sure of the exact place but he's near in MCU. Araneta, village ung place nya.
less than an hour ride lang from robinson's edsa.

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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2007, 03:03:17 PM »
 8-)

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« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2007, 10:55:09 AM »
asteeg gusto ko sanang magpagawa ng neck at fret board na may led lights.....

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« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2007, 06:13:18 PM »
 8-)

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« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2007, 06:25:54 PM »
sir
i texted the number of mang ruffo

hindi siya reply :? :?
09154402126
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Looking for a Good deal practice amp

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« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2007, 07:48:32 PM »
guys, anong tunog ng narra body? hehe. dba ang bigat nun? tsaka yung kamagong? haha. parang  ang hirap igig yun.

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« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2007, 12:24:44 AM »
guys, anong tunog ng narra body? hehe. dba ang bigat nun? tsaka yung kamagong? haha. parang  ang hirap igig yun.
kamagong naman is ebony dba? ...