- acoustic guitars
Ferangeli acoustic guitars and ukuleles are made by hand in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippine. Ferangeli was established in 1919 by Pedro Abendan who started a guitar store and made guitars and banjos in the backyard of his house. Pedro Abendan had 4 children, including Avelino “Biling” Abendan and Nelita “Nely” Abendan-Dagoc. Both carried on in the guitar-making business, Biling started Cebu Classic Guitar and Nely founded Nely’s Guitar. Current head luthier is Nely's son Fernando "Andoy" Dagoc who learned guitar-making from his uncle Biling. Andoy also worked as a wood agent starting in 1983 - gaining experience in selecting grading timber alongside running his own guitar shop.
Source: Ferangeli website (5 July 2022)