D&D Guitars: Philippine's High Quality Premium Guitars
The Philippines has been known for its mystical reverence and devotion for music. Since the origin of the Dawnmen, the first Filipino indigents, music has been incorporated in their customary tradition. Ritual dances in praising their gods have always been accompanied by the sound of stringed instruments with different tones and sounds. Filipino tribes have continued to live with music through stringed harps and single-corded lyres.
During the Spanish regime, when the Philippines was made a colony of Spain, the tribal and olden way of music has evolved into the modern usage of instruments with hollowed backs called guitars. Guitars have been a heritage from the Spaniards who also brought its Roman Catholic religion. Tribes have been baptized and they embraced the belief in Christian faith, along with that, many adapted the modern way of music through the guitar. Historically, guitars have been commonly used in church rites as accompaniment in the singing of hymns.
Eventually, the guitar had been loved by Filipinos that it mainly has become the most-learned and the most-played musical instrument in the country. From young to aged musicians, the guitar reigns superior over all other instruments. Due to this, the Filipinos also made effort in learning the science of guitar-making.
With Philippine made guitars, much effort has been employed and artistic touches of cultural heritage have been incorporated in its designs. A mass count of guitar manufacturers in the Philippines have spawned from the liberty of stringed music. Although there is a fair count of Filipino guitar makers, the issue quite lies in the argument of quality. As a musician, it’s a fact that a high quality and great sounding guitar calls for a premium price. Locally, only few guitar makers adhere to quality, one of those is the newest yet fast ramping D&D Guitars.
D&D Guitars holds the perspective of providing the Filipino guitarist a guitar brand which is concentrated on sound quality and tone depth, alternatively with a cheaper price equivalent. D&D has been created from the name glyphs of its makers, Daniel Crisologo and Daren Sy Lim. Factually, Crisologo at his young age projected a business platform of guitar manufacturing. This concept was then realized when Crisologo met a guitar designer with the name of Christian Callanta. The two got along together plotting their blueprints in the year 2009, and finally created business plans with Daren Sy Lim and made a stunning introduction in the guitar market as D&D Guitars.
Guitar design is singled to only a modern cut-away and plain classical. What makes D&D guitars flaunt its wings is its remarkable ingenuity in creating guitars which is heavily toned yet slim-shelled. Necks have been outlined to adapt the smoothness of electric guitars. Action has been lowered for legatos and neck-end licks. D&D’s guitar line is purely acoustic, divided in two classes, metal and nylon stringed classic, and modern guitars. It was queried as to why the company only manufactures acoustic type of guitars, and is answered making guitar enthusiasts understand that all guitarists start with an acoustic; with a promise of the D&D electric line still in process. D&D guitars are being officially endorsed by the Filipino musician Barbie Almalbis who also plays in the line of melodic acoustic pieces.
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