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“Acoustic Guitar”

Alegre Guitar Factory
Ranked #15 of 31 Shopping in Cebu Island
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Marilao, Philippines
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23 reviews
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“Acoustic Guitar”
Reviewed June 26, 2015

I really want to buy an acoustic guitar from Cebu and Alegre Guitar is one of the most popular so we visit their factory. Here, you can watch how they make guitar, see different kinds of it and their gallery of some popular people who visit them. The place is quite OK, the sales representative is very accommodating. The guitar quality and sounds is world class. Well, that will depend on your budget. The price is more expensive than the other store. You might want to consider visiting other guitar factories since they are located just beside it.

Visited November 2014
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“Great display of guitars, but not for the discount buyers”
Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

It was nice to see a wide array of guitars.

From small to big ones. From the simple to the more intricately designed ones

But, this is not for those hunting for a cheap, quality guitar to buy.

Interesting though..

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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“Went in with high hopes, came out empty handed”
Reviewed February 13, 2015

My father and I got a taxi to the Alegre factory, with hopes to buy 1 or 2 high quality guitars (as heirlooms and learning instruments for me and my children, as dad is originally from cebu).
We really just wanted to know what the important differences were between the higher end models, so that we could make an informed decision (plus it's interesting). The sales man was nice (I think he worked there?) but he just did not get what we needed from him- we just want to make an informed decision, and it would have been a bonus to also have been inspired as to why what we were buying was special. Instead we were given 'here's the cost, it's made in Canada/India/locally' basic facts, so we left, uninspired (isn't guitar shopping supposed to be fun?)

Then we went to Susing's down the road, but just decided to call it a day as our disappointment got the best of us-we stood in their empty shop,feeling awkward as nobody came out, it remained completely empty.
So we're leaving Cebu without our guitars, maybe we're not really missing much if their quality is like their service!

Visited February 2015
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Clearwater, Florida
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“Interesting stop”
Reviewed January 28, 2015

The shop is bigger than some of the other guitar factories in the area. There is no entrance fee in this site. Once you enter, you will be greeted by a friendly face. He will give you a short tour of the facility - very knowledgeable and accommodating. He explained how the processed worked - and if you are lucky, you will see some of the workers work on a guitar or a ukelele. The assembly area is open for visitors however the area where they paint the guitars is closed due to health reasons. Its a short tour but it ends in a room full of finished products. They also sell these guitars and ukeleles for decent prices ranging from P300-P73,000. (There is a separate room for the more expensive products). in addition, there is also an area for buying souvenirs. what caught my eye was a tiny guitar souvenir made of capiz shells in the front...

I recommend this place for any interested individuals. especially the musicians.... its a must see in Mactan.

Visited January 2015
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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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“heaven for guitarists”
Reviewed January 22, 2015

located at the center of mactan island. There are a lot of guitar stores along Pajac-Maribago road but this is the most famous because of their huge area, a fully-furnished room where they display the finished products, an area where you can watch how they make the guitars and a souvenir shop.

Price ranges from PhP1500(ukelele) to a whooping PhP20,000. But im sure every penny will be worth it. They also have a wall full of pictures of artists and famous musicians who visited their place.

Visited January 2015
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