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Introducing AGUSTIN LAGON GUITARS of ILOILO CITY
« on: December 25, 2009, 10:55:47 AM »
Hi to all my brothers in music....i would like to introduce our very own guitar luthier,musician and a friend mr agustin lagon from iloilo...he's famous in panay for being a guitar luthier and one of the countries bamboo guitar maker...there were lots of luthiers mention inthis site so i made a thread for him for you guys to know that he exist also (as what i promised to him)...heheh...if you drop by panay island especially iloilo, you could contact him to see his works or a project guitar maybe thru this number(033)5008569..his address is molo, iloilo city beside the church..use my name joem so he knows who referred to you...

most of his guitars are bamboo neckthrough body combined with wood depends on customers specs....he uses solid handcrafted stainless fretwires which he call pyramidal kind of fretting which could last a lifetime due to being stainless steel..and no refretting needed unless any accident happen on the fretboard...sad to say he dont have access to imported woods u may want so he only rely on our local woods around...he makes electric ang acoustic guitars and also repairs, repainting,refretting...etc...

the thrustrods he's using is also stainless steel and of his own design combined with reinforcements for a very tough neck against bends and twists. he's been featured also(longtime ago)by national geographic and discovery channel and local networks on his works...

too much for the bla bla bla...heres some pics..and more to follow....mabuhay ang mga pinoy luthiers...

this bamboo guitar was sent to japan already.. :-D





pyramidal fretting of stainless steel solid fretwires


semi hollow bamboo guitar


some paintjobs and refretting


more to follow...
the man himself


my cousin's bass 5 string with exotic "buri" fretboard


the logo


my prs inspired nckthrough..5 years na matibay parin..cheap hardware ngalang ksi wlang budget noon..heheh..


custom machine heads for bass


inlays


old stuff in worshop..34frets!!


my electrocaustic guitar made by him...tailor inspired...



5 string bass with custom bridge


body of 6 string fretless bass


archive pics..macro shot ko nlng
junior size semi hollow





« Last Edit: December 27, 2009, 08:57:51 AM by joesat »


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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2009, 11:00:51 AM »
uber cool! More power to Filipino luthiers.  :-)

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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2009, 11:02:52 AM »
i love that double cut in the last pic.. awesome looks..  :-)
ang ganda.. parang private stock PRS yung itsura..

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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2009, 11:36:37 AM »
i love that double cut in the last pic.. awesome looks..  :-)
ang ganda.. parang private stock PRS yung itsura..
nagagandahan nga rin ako sa pagkakabanat nyan sir..malaki na rin ang pinag improve ng matanda sa paintjob nya...
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Re: Introducing AGUSTIN LAGON GUITARS of ILOILO CITY
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2009, 11:57:04 AM »
acoustics lang po ba ginagawa niya? :D cool


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« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2009, 11:58:18 AM »
Nice. More power sa mga Ilonggo.  :-)

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« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2009, 12:06:04 PM »

i wonder why bamboo though?... its not a rare wood, its very cheap and i dont know any popular guitar that uses it.

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« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2009, 12:18:37 PM »
acoustics lang po ba ginagawa niya? :D cool

nope.. as seen from the pics and as read from the thread.. may solid body electrics din..

i wonder why bamboo though?... its not a rare wood, its very cheap and i dont know any popular guitar that uses it.

bambo is not even wood.. its grass..  :-)
i'm very intrigued by the material though.. i've read way back din about bamboo guitars.. pero i really haven't tried one personally..

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« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2009, 12:19:48 PM »
i wonder why bamboo though?... its not a rare wood, its very cheap and i dont know any popular guitar that uses it.
bamboo bro because according to him it can withstand changes in temperature coz its a grass and bamboo have 7 musical frequencies compared to wood which has only one...yeah its cheap but  its rare coz it will take you 80 to 100 years to cut and use this wood for making guitar otherwise its still soft...heheh

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« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2009, 12:21:58 PM »
acoustics lang po ba ginagawa niya? :D cool
sir acoustic, electric, basses: 4, 5, 6 strings or even fretless gumagawa xa
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« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2009, 12:25:29 PM »
ang ganda sir. paki-sabi ang galing nya.  :-o
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« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2009, 12:28:36 PM »

maybe u should try one sir chino..specially bamboo acoustics..they sounds different...if im correct the guitarist of side A band had one from him...
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« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2009, 12:34:19 PM »
ang ganda sir. paki-sabi ang galing nya.  :-o

hahah..yeah sure!
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« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2009, 12:37:39 PM »
hahah..yeah sure!

mukhang swabe yung acoustic at yung prs copy mo. too bad i don't have time to go to iloilo anymore. data madalas ako sa UPV e. may soundclips ka sir nung dalawang gitara?
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« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2009, 12:43:35 PM »
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mukhang swabe yung acoustic at yung prs copy mo. too bad i don't have time to go to iloilo anymore. data madalas ako sa UPV e. may soundclips ka sir nung dalawang gitara?
ganun ba?naku bro mejo hindi pa ako marunong sa uploadan thing e..heheh..ito nga lang pics ngayon ko lang nagawa...heheh..if it so happened na makarating ka ng iloilo ulit, just drop ka nlgn sa shop nya...merry christmas
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« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2009, 12:49:56 PM »
bamboo bro because according to him it can withstand changes in temperature coz its a grass and bamboo have 7 musical frequencies compared to wood which has only one...yeah its cheap but  its rare coz it will take you 80 to 100 years to cut and use this wood for making guitar otherwise its still soft...heheh

peace..

i see... any foundation on his research? how did he know bamboo has 7 frequencies?... what are those frequencies anyway?

i have never heard about anything saying wood has 1 frequency... im not even sure if i read about frequencies while reading about tone wood and stuff.

and wow... 100 year old bamboo ummm tree-grass ... that must be something... i actually thought bamboo doesnt live that long.

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« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2009, 12:54:06 PM »
The distinct characteristics of bamboo are that it is pliant and adaptable. It is capable of being shaped, bent, or flexed and can easily be altered or modified to fit conditions, specifically as to what have been mentioned earlier: "withstand changes in temperature" :wink:

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« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2009, 12:57:56 PM »
i see... any foundation on his research? how did he know bamboo has 7 frequencies?... what are those frequencies anyway?

i have never heard about anything saying wood has 1 frequency... im not even sure if i read about frequencies while reading about tone wood and stuff.

and wow... 100 year old bamboo ummm tree-grass ... that must be something... i actually thought bamboo doesnt live that long.
sorry bro. we have a mis understanding hir..wat im refering to 100 year old is the wood of the fret board which we call hir "buri"..heheh..the bamboo he uses range from 5-6 years old
about the research, he and his brother who is a physics instructor in ateneo had the research so im sorry bro i cannot add further details on that...peace
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« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2009, 01:03:12 PM »
The distinct characteristics of bamboo are that it is pliant and adaptable. It is capable of being shaped, bent, or flexed and can easily be altered or modified to fit conditions, specifically as to what have been mentioned earlier: "withstand changes in temperature" :wink:

may tama ka!haha..well said bro
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« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2009, 03:30:36 PM »
Nakakabano yung bamboo acoustic. :-o
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« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2009, 03:36:28 PM »
Nakakabano yung bamboo acoustic. :-o

ano ibig sabihin ng nakakabano?heheh..
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« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2009, 03:59:02 PM »
just got off the phone with him. got a quote. but the problem is he doesnt have an email address i could send my specs and template to. is there anyone (including the TS) who could help me get in touch with him better (especially with my design)?

@ TS: you got a pm.

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« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2009, 04:07:47 PM »
wow! sana madali s'yang puntahan  :lol:

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« Reply #23 on: December 25, 2009, 04:28:27 PM »
ano ibig sabihin ng nakakabano?heheh..

Na-amaze.
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« Reply #24 on: December 25, 2009, 04:31:51 PM »
Dumadami na luthiers natin! Let's support them all.   :-)