Cebu is renowned for its guitar making industry throughout the Philippines and perhaps abroad. These guitars are loved by both local and foreign tourists for its affordability, durability and world-class quality. This also includes banjos, mandolins and ukuleles.
Here let me introduce to you, Turtulele. It’s a pioneering, highly innovative, fully casted fiberglass ukulele designed and manufactured in Cebu, Philippines. Yes you heard that right, it’s proudly made in Cebu and it’s fiberglass.
Why Turtulele is Fiberglass?
Once upon a time, there was a person who loves guitars and is good at it. He had an upcoming trip abroad so he bought a guitar made of wood. After long hours of flying up in the air and countries passed by, he finally arrived to his destination. He was excited to play with his guitar only to find out that part of it snapped or broke. It was heartbreaking! Probably the wood did not survive the weather and temperature changes during the entire trip. Perhaps it suffered jet lag! ( just kidding 😀 )
And POOF!, he came up with an idea of manufacturing fiberglass ukuleles. Take note, no turtles were harmed in the making. The design just resembles the back of a turtle, thus the name Turtulele. And they have one thing in common, they’re cute! Check out some of the designs below.
Three (3) Turtuleles were up for grabs for the 3 lucky winners of a contest. They need to create a video showing why they want to win a Turtulele and it should be done creatively. So I did not miss this chance.
And TADAAAH! Hooray I was one of the 3 winners. It was a wish come true for me. I would like to thank Turtulele and the Cebu Blogging Community for this wonderful surprise.
The last time I played a ukulele was in elementary. Then I learned playing the guitar in highschool until college but size and bulk was always a problem during travels. Since I travel often, I would love to bring this Turtulele as it’s so very handy, lightweight and durable.
And do you know that it is also waterproof? Yes it is! Now you don’t need to worry about it getting wet. It can withstand a fall too because fiberglass makes it very durable. 🙂
If you want one of these cute Turtulele Fiberglass Ukuleles, they are available at:
- Guitar World, along Banilad Road in Cebu City
- The HeadquarterZ, located at the Old Paseo across Citi Park Hotel, F.Cabahug St., Mabolo, Cebu City
- Music World, Porta Vaga Commercial Center, Session Road, Baguio City.
- Habagat outlets in Robinson’s Mall and El Amigo, Dumaguete City
- FOXTON TRADING #48-52 Quezon Avenue, Vigan City, Ilocus Sur
You can drop by any day to buy or test. For orders and inquiries, write them at [email protected] or call at +639166688878 or +639224896918. You can check out their Facebook page also for updates and inquiries.
So far I have been busy learning new songs and their chords. It has become my new past time activity and I am loving it. I just can’t help picking it up everytime I see it. If you want one, check them out now and spread good vibes! 😀