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Different Guitar Models

Different Guitar Models

Guitars do not only have 1 shape but a lot! The shapes of the guitars are referred to as models. There are different guitar models per playing style, or per usability, there are guitar players who love to play the rhythm, play the lead, or play fingerstyle; and there are guitar players who always travels and brings a guitar with them.  I am not an expert, but if you’re a starter, this blog can be your guide.

Ferangeli Guitar Handcrater offers different guitar models, I will be listing down the most common ones that are being requested.


These guitars models have a wider lower bout and deeper body. If your playing style is bass heavy, then this model is for you. We usually recommend this model to players who are more on to strumming than fingerstyling or plucking. Though you can still play fingerstyle with this model, but due to its body dimensions, the bass will have a much louder sound.

Check out our Dreadnought guitars here:

Orchestra Model

One of the most common shapes of the guitar! The waist of the body is much narrower than the Dreadnought, and the body is not that deep. We recommend this to female guitar players which find it hard to cradle the guitar. The Orchestra Model is also best for fingerstyle playing due to its balanced bass and treble.

Check out our Orchestra Model guitars here:

Classical Guitars

All our nylon-stringed guitars are classical guitars. These guitars are primarily used in playing classical music, these guitars have a wider neck width and string-to-string spacings. It is harder for players with short fingers to play these guitars, but we can customize the neck to the player’s configuration.

Students studying how to play classical music with a guitar should use these types and since the strings are nylon, they’re much friendlier to a beginner’s fingertips.

There are different types of classical guitars, Flamenco, Spanish and the Classical. What we commonly offer is the Ramirez Classical guitar.

Check out our Ramirez Classical guitars here:

Travel Guitars (000 and GS-Mini)

Do you travel most of the time? Find it bulky to carry a standard-sized guitar? Travel Guitars are about 3/4 of the standard-sized guitar, they have a shorter body length and possibly a shorter scale length. This way it’ll be less bulky for you to travel and still make music!

We have two different models for Travel Guitars, the Martin 000 which you can check out here: and the Taylor GS-Mini which you can also check out here:


Ukuleles have been on the rise nowadays, and it’s rise create a new model of guitars which we call Guitaleles. These models are the same size of a tenor ukulele with a much wider neck and have nylon strings. Due to its size, the tuning will be different from a guitar, Starting from the first string to the sixth string the tuning would be A-E-C-G-D-A. Similarly, you’re just putting a capo on the 5th fret of the standard guitar.

Check out our Guitaleles here:


Knowing the different Guitar models that we commoonly make, this does not restrict you from playing music that is played best of another model. It’s just that, it will not sound right even when you hit the right notes.

Why the Guitar’s Shape?

One day, one of our clients asked me, “why is the guitar’s shape like this?” and at that time, I was not able to answer it, and it stuck to my mind. I’ve been working with these instruments most of my life, yet I was not able to answer such fundamental question! So I did a bit of research and asked a renowned luthier from Spain.

La Guitarra

In Spain, “the guitar” is called “La Guitarra”, where “la” pertains to the female gender, likewise “el” is for the male gender. In the old times, the guitar is being used by men, as their partner in making music or use them to serenade the opposite gender.

The translation of “la Guitarra” to English made it a more general term which would be “the guitar”, the identification of the gender is now gone. The term “the guitar” has been used all over the world, thus, not identifying the instrument as a woman.

The Anatomy of an Acoustic Guitar

Since guitar’s shape is a reflection of a woman, the names of the parts of the guitar also came from the human anatomy, there is the head, the neck, and the body. The body also has an upper bout, a waist, and a lower bout. See the photo below:

Anatomy of a Guitar

So, Why the Guitar’s Shape?

A good reason is that the guitars in the old times were made by men, for men, the shape allows them to cradle the guitar similar to a woman’s body.

Now, the shape is kept for a couple of reasons:

  • Tradition. Most Guitar Enthusiasts want to have the “traditional” shape of the instrument. In fact, there are some who does not buy a guitar if there are alterations from her traditional look.
  • Physics. A classical guitar is constantly resisting the string tension of about 60 kilos (about 90 kilos for steel string guitars) 20/7 until she dies. 🙁 It’s quite a job to keep you happy guys! 😉 Nevertheless, the waist of the guitar helps on the resistance to any warping of these tensions.


2017 SikatPinoy National Arts & Crafts Fair

Ferangeli Guitar Handcrafter, together with other Filipino crafters, will be will be showcasing different Filipino-made products this upcoming Sikat Pinoy Arts and Crafts Fair on 26-29 October at the SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City

Admission is FREE!

Feel free to visit our booth and try out our ukuleles and guitars!

See you soon!

Schedule of Activities


  • Food for Business
  • Food Travel/Culture
  • Proudly Pinoy Coffee


  • Social Enterprise
  • Demo/Talk
  • Finance for MSMEs
  • Fashion & Beauty


  • On-The-Spot-Art Exhibition
  • Performing Arts
  • Mini Concert featuring OPM Award Winning Single/Songwriters

There will be a series of demonstrations on indigenous and traditional weaving, embroidery and embellishment techniques by groups from all over the Philippines from 26-29 October 2017.

Schedules and speakers may change without prior notice.


Ateneo Blue Eagle Guitar

Ateneo Blue Eagle Guitar

Inspired by the Ateneo’s deep traditions of Music, The Ateneo Blue Eagle Guitar is a Tribute to the experiences in the campus.

The Abalone Rosette is taken from the scallop shape of the school seal. It shimmers blue like the wings of Blue Eagle.

The Body of the Blue Eagle Guitar is made of solid Mango. It reminds the fond memories playing under the great Mango tree by the Track and Field oval. 

The Ateneo Blue Eagle Guitar is handcrafted by our luthiers here in Ferangeli Guitar Handcrafter. From the custom wing design bridge laced with light wood and abalone inlay to the headstock done in the shape of the HS Chapel apex and the bold Ateneo “A” in mother of pearl as a tribute to the school. And at the center of it all, is the beautiful Philippine eagle inlay meticulously done by our artisans in honor of our beloved country. The Ateneo Blue Eagle Guitar is a premium and exclusive item. It is a Legacy by which many songs will be written and sung.

For the benefit of Tulong-Dunong Scholarship


The Philippines guitar makers competing with karaoke

Lapu-Lapu, near Cebu in the Philippines, considers itself the guitar capital of the country. Its handcrafted guitars and ukuleles are sold around the world. But modern life means there are strings attached to its success.

The Philippine guitar makers competing with karaokeMeet the Philippines guitar makers who face stiff competition from karaoke. 🎸

Posted by BBC News on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Filed and produced by Timothy McDonald


Ferangeli to Manila FAME

The Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) organized the 62nd edition of Manila FAME, The Design and Lifestyle Event which is scheduled on October 15-18, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, Philippines.

Manila FAME is the country’s premier trade platform for exports and design, providing opportunities for small and medium scale entrepreneurs to showcase their products in the world market. Manila FAME is the second longest-running trade shows in the Asia-Pacific, featuring the latest Philippine-made creations from artisans and manufacturers and is the only trade event in the country approved by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.

We, Ferangeli Guitar Handcrafter, will be taking part of the event and will showcase our different instruments, from entry-levels to high-ends.

If you worry where to go during the said dates, come and visit the fair, there would be a lot of cool things that will be showcased from different exporters of the Philippines, and don’t forget to come by our booth also!

See you around!

Facebook Event:

Ferangeli at Sikat Pinoy National Handicrafts Fair

In connection with the Philippines’ hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit this year, the DTI Sikat Pinoy National Handicrafts Fair will be showcasing not only products from the country’s sixteen regions, but also from some of the APEC member economies.

With the theme Piling-Piling Produktong Pilipino, the handicrafts edition of the 2005 SikatPinoy national trade fairs, we, Ferangeli Guitar Handcrafter, are taking part to exhibit our hand-crafted instruments made from Lapu-lapu City, Cebu! Alongside us are indoor and outdoor furniture; houseware and decor such as linen, lighting fixtures, tabletop accents, etc.; gift and novelty items; and health and wellness products. This retail and order-taking event aims to expand the market presence and open up business opportunities for Filipino SMEs from the regions.

At the same time, special settings and pavilions will feature guest exhibitors from APEC member-economies. The DTI SikatPinoy National Handicrafts Fair is scheduled from May 6 to 10, 2015 (Wednesday to Sunday), at the Megatrade Halls, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. The fair
is open from 10:00 am to 9:00 p.m. Admission is FREE.

For more information, contact the DTI-Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion at telephone number
751-3223, fax number 751-3224, or email Please “Like” the Facebook page www.facebook. com/sikatpinoyfairs for updates on SikatPinoy events.

The Poster:

Sikat Pinoy National Handicrafts Fair



Hadar: A Ferangeli Student Luthier

Hadar, from Israel, a guitar enthusiast who wants to know more about how the instrument is made was looking for people to teach him the craft. When he found out about Ferangeli Guitar Handcrafter, he then came to the shop inquiring if we could teach him how to make his own guitar, and with the future goal of teaching other people, from his homeland, in the art of guitar-making. As he was more than willing to learn we were also more than willing to teach him.

During his stay, he was guided by the Andoy, the master luthier, on to what he’d be doing for the day, or the next succeeding days perhaps. Depending on what he’d be working on, he will be paired with one of our employees for the hands-on.

To document his every progress, he got his camera ready. He took photos and videos of every process and every pieces of his guitar. These documents will serve as his reference when he goes back to Israel and teach other enthusiasts.

Handcrafting doesn’t really end up being clean, here’s his selfie:

Hadar's selfie

The moment when he finished his instrument, we took a video of him playing and he’s very happy with it! Check it out:

The time he left to go back to his hometown, he gave us a copy of his progress photos, that’s where we got the photos posted above.

2nd Cebu Ukulele Festival

Fiesta 2014: 2nd Cebu Ukulele Festival

Mark up your calendars this December 28 for Ukulele Cebu’s 2nd “FIESTA” Cebu Ukulele Festival at the Fuente Osmeña Circle! The show starts at 7pm, bring your ukuleles, friends, and families!

Featuring our very own local Ukulele talents:

Share the Good Vibes!!

2nd Cebu Ukulele Festival

Source: Ukulele Cebu