The Ferangeli Guitar Handcrafter Master Luthier, Fernando Abendan Dagoc, is the 3rd generation of the family tree in the guitar industry, but he prefers to be called “Andoy”.
At his early age
Lived at Lincoln Street, the well known guitar street of Cebu City, together with his parents and relatives, who ventured in the guitar industry.
At the age of 7, he assisted his uncle Avelino Abendan with his guitar industry, at this early time he was exposed to the basics of such endeavor, from making, repairing, up to selling these instruments.
Custom Guitar and Repair Shop
During 1978, he started to manage Custom Guitar and Repair shop, a guitar shop of his mother, at the same time taking up Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of San Jose-Recoletos which finished the course on the year 1983 and graduated on 1985.
Andoy as a Wood Agent
On the year 1983, he entered the wood industry which is also very much closer to the guitar industry since guitars are made of wood. It was during this time that his familiarization to behaviors of different woods grew, wherein he starts to sell woods which are primarily for making instruments, he supplied most guitar makers in Mactan island. And all at the same time managed Custom Guitar and Repair Shop.
Employed to other Guitar Company
On 1992, he was employed in RJ Guitars as the one in-charge of production of guitars and later on 1994 left the company and started Custom Enterprises, which continued the wood industry he previously ventured started.
He started this hardware company to supply local guitar makers in Lapu-lapu City with what is needed in making guitars, some of these items include plywood, lacquer, and different kinds of solid wood.
Ferangeli Guitar Handcrafter
After far more than 12 years of being in the wood industry, he stopped and focused more on the Guitar industry because of his passion to make guitars and other instruments. He started Ferangeli Guitar Handcrafter and managed his very own factory of making different kinds of stringed instruments. It was during this time that the family tree has it’s very first factory spear-headed by the Andoy himself.
His expertise grew
The time Ferangeli Guitar Handcrafter started, he focused on the research and development of stringed instruments, on how to make it even be called as an instrument and work of art. He started to read book about different ways of guitar making, he and Adolfo, a renowned luthier from Spain, became friends and shared knowledge from experience to experience, and theories of physics and acoustics of the art of guitar making.
His burning passion of knowing more, and exploring more of such endeavor made him what he is now.