Most Valuable Guitar

Posted by Suplado | 5/27/2017 | 0 comments »

The 1958-’59 Gibson Explorer is one of the most valuable and collectible vintage guitars. Today it will cost you $250,000 to $310,000. This is followed by 1936-’42 Martin D-45 but it costs more than the 1958 Gibson Explorer because you can have it for $250,000 to $400,000. Prices are way much higher than the usual used guitars available at Musicians Friend.  Did you know that the most expensive guitar was the Fender Stratocaster which was sold for $2.7 million in a charity auction in Quatar in 2005. The guitar was just signed by 19 famous music stars like Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Brian May, David Gilmour, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Mark Knopfler, Pete Townshend, Tony Iommi, Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Sting, Ritchie Blackmore, the members of Def Leppard, Bryan Adams, Liam Gallagher, and Paul McCartney. 

Recording Studio

Posted by Suplado | 3/30/2017 | 0 comments »

After a successful piano recording, maybe it is time to more serious recording. Maybe this time, we have to check the Guitar Center, recording king guitars although our plan is to master the use of recording software that will help us in mixing and enhancing the recorded sound. As we all know it is not cheap to invest in a good recording studio, but with the availability of online software, you can now choose the lesser-priced option yet can deliver better recording.

Honda Flagship Shop Cebu City

Posted by Suplado | 2/02/2017 | 0 comments »

Cebu City, January 21, 2017 – Honda Philippines Inc.(HPI), the country’s most renowned motorcycle brand, in partnership with Du Ek Sam Inc. one of the country’s top and trusted motorcycle dealer, unveils the debut of its newest and largest retail concept in the country with the grand opening of the first ever Honda Flagship Shop. Nestled at the heart of Cebu City, this Flagship Shop features an exemplary and modern display of the HPI’s commitment in providing convenience and satisfaction to all its customers.

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Manila, January 28, 2017 — What a way to start the year by Yamaha Motor Philippines; the arrival of “The Doctor” Valentino Rossi and “Top Gun” Maverick Vinales was an event that went above and beyond anyone’s expectations. The two icons for Yamaha Racing were introduced for the first time as new teammates before they embark on their maiden MotoGP season together.

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Guitar Industry

Posted by Suplado | 1/31/2017 | | 0 comments »

I wonder how the ASEAN integration will affect the Cebu guitar industry in the country. For one thing, the financial crisis doesn’t really affect the businesses significantly in the past year because of the continuous demand from local and foreign tourists. I am sure that history will prove favorably and the fact that Cebu was known for its people, its guitar craftsmanship, affordability and quality of products, and that the lead guitar remains to be the number one thing to buy in Cebu especially by the tourists. This is in spite of the availability of some China-made guitars and new companies emerging such as the arturia at Guitar Center, for instance.


Posted by Suplado | 12/13/2016 | 0 comments »

Edward Bulwer-Lytton said that “music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.” In the advent of new technologies such as the internet and social media networks, music ranges even from long play, cassette tapes, cd’s and now mp3s along with other music formats. They are still playing and remain part of our everyday lives. From the record bars to online music stores as they are today, music will remain and last forever.

Sound Mixing

Posted by Suplado | 11/01/2016 | 0 comments »

Today’s age makes sound mixing as easy as a walk in the park because of the availability of launchpad novation performance instrument. My grandfather used to manage a band during the 70’s and they performed live almost every week.  A complete band are composed of more than five members. This consists of a lead guitar, guitarist, base, drummer and keyboard player. But classic band groups even have more members, even though the Beatles influenced bands having only four members. Today, with the help of this Launchpad, you can have live sound support with just a snap.