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JumpingPulgas
04-29-2008, 03:48 PM
I found this article on the internet http://philmusic.com/main/content/view/116/23/ and read the comment by Vergel Bansil, son of Ruben Bansil AKA Ruben Lumanog. He commented on the article written by Gerry Diwa.


GERRY,

I'VE READ AND REVIEWED SO MANY "STORIES, MYTHS AND BLOGS" ABOUT
OUR LEGACY AND FAMILY BUSINESS. I HOPE THAT YOUR COMMENT SITE
IS BIG ENOUGH FOR MY PIECE.

LUMANOG GUITARS WAS STARTED BY MY GREAT GRANDFATHER, HE SOLD GUITARS THAT CAME FROM CEBU IN EARLY 40'S, AFTER SEVERAL YEARS, OUR GUITAR SHOP OPENED DUE TO RISING PRICES OF SHIPPING COSTS FROM CEBU AND POOR QUALITY.BY DOING THIS, GREAT GRANDFATHER MADE SURE THAT OUR GUITARS WERE SUPERIOR THAN WHAT WE WERE GETTING FROM OUR SUPPLIERS.SINCE THEN, LUMANOG GUITARS WERE THE BEST AND WITH UNMATCHED QUALITY.THESE CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF SEVERAL AMERICAN GUITAR FACTORIES AND I'LL GET BACK TO THAT IN A MINUTE.

THEIR CHILDREN RAN THE BUSINESS ONE BY ONE IN THE 60'S WHEN MY GREAT GRANDPARENTS GOT OLD . HOWEVER, DUE TO GREED AND SIBLING RIVALRIES, THE BUSINESS STARTED FALLING APART.MY GRANDMOTHER AND HER NAME WAS "PUALINA LUMANOG BANSIL" THE YOUNGEST OF ALL
THE CHILDREN , AND HER HUSBAND WAS "RUFINO BANSIL" TOOK OVER. I REMEMBER MY GRANDMOTHER'S STORIES AND ONE OF THEM WAS, THAT WHEN SHE GOT TO OUR STORE, IT HAD 10 GUITARS AND SOME DISPLAY STANDS. THRU HARD WORK AND UNLIMITED SACRIFICES OUR BUSINESS
GOT BACK IN TRACK AND WITHOUT A DOUBT WE WERE ON TOP OF THE CHAIN. THESE WERE NOT OBTAINABLE IF MY FATHER" RUBEN BANSIL", THE
ELDEST OF THE 8 CHILDREN, HE STARTED BUILDING GUITARS SINCE HE WAS 12 YEARS OF AGE. YES, MY FATHER IS CONSIDERED AS "MASTER LUTHIER", WITH 57 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND HE IS STIL HAS HIS STORE
IN STA. MESA, AND HE GOES BY "RUBEN LUMANOG".

NOW, THE REASON YOU AND THE REST OF 90 MILLION FILIPINOS ARE
SEEING A LOT OF "LUMANOG" NAMES AND STORE, IS DUE TO THE "STUPID"
AND "BRAINLESS' LAW THAT OUR COUNTRY HAS.

WHEN MY GRANDPARENTS DIED (RUFINO AND PAULINA) THE PHIL. GOV.
WOULD NOT ALLOW THE CHILDREN'S REQUEST TO STOP THE IMMITATORS
FROM USING OUR NAME AND LOGOS. THEY SAID THAT, SINCE THE ORIGINAL OWNERS ARE DEAD, THE NAME WAS "FREE FOR ALL". HOW STUPID WAS THAT? THEY KILLED OUR NAME, INTEGRITY AND LEGACY. BY
ALLOWING OUR FORMER "TRABAHADORS, TINDERAS,SUPPLIERS AND
THE WHOLE COUNTRY" TO ABUSE OUR NAME AND HARD WORK. ALMOST,
70 YEARS OF HISTORY WENT DOWN THE DRAIN.

YES, THE REAL LUMANOGS ARE GONE!!! ALL THESE GUITARS THAT YOU GUYS ARE SEING ARE MADE VIA CONTRACT FROM NDEPENDENT SHOPS IN PAMPANGA. AND OF COURSE, OUR LOGO WILL BE SLAPPED ON IT.

I DARE YOU TO ASK CB LUMANOG, ROMY LUMANOG ANGEL LUMANOG,
ZENY BANDILLA, ETC. "WHO ARE RUFINO AND PAULINO BANSIL" IF THEY
STILL HAVE HONORS AND RESPECT TO THE NAME, THEY WILL VERIFY MY
POINTS.

PLEASE ACCEPT MY APOLOGIES FOR BEING BLUNT AND CRUDE. I JUST
GET SO EMOTIONAL WHEN IT COMES TO THIS ISSUE. I GREW UP IN ONE OF
OUR STORE, I MANAGED AND WORK IN IT SINCE I WAS 10 YEARS OF AGE.
I LEARNED HOW TO PLAY "ROMAZA DE AMOUR" WHEN I WAS 6 YERS OLD,
INSIDE OUR STA. MESA STORE.

WE WERE SO GOOD THAT WE STARTED EXPORTING GUITARS TO U.S. ,
CANADA AND ASIA. I CAN'T TELL YOU THE U.S. GUITARS SINCE THEY
MIGHT GROW BRAIN AND FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST ME.

NOW IT'S ALMOST ALL GONE!!! WITH A FEW RESIDUAL CHILDREN CLINGING
ON.

THE CHINESE AND TAIWAN MADE ARE MORE ACCEPTED NOW A DAYS SINCE THEY ARE "SHINY" AND "COLORFUL". YOU CAN NOT COMPARE "HAND MADE" AND "MACHINE MADE" FROM EACH OTHER.

LUMANOG GUITARS ARE MOSTLY MADE OF PLYWOOD BECAUSE OF OUR
DE-FORESTATION PROBLEMS. IT'S JUST NO MORE "WOOD" AVAILABLE
IN LOCAL MARKET. EVERYTHING IS IMPORTED.

PLEASE TRY TO USE YOUR COMMON SENSE, A KNOCK OFF LEVIS JEANS
COST AROUND 3,000.00 PHP, A CD IS 500.00 PHP, MCDONALDS WILL
COST YOU AROUND 1,000.00 PHP FOR LUNCH. RIGHT?

LUMANOG GUITARS COST AROUND 2,000.00 PHP. AND YOU
ARE EXPECTING A "CONCERT" LEVEL GUITAR? C'MMON.

BY THE WAY, I SENT SOME GUITAR PLANS AND BUSINESS MODULE
TO MY BROTHER AND WE ARE TESTING THE MARKET. TRY TO LOOK
FOR "MAHARLIKA GUITAR". THIS COMPANY WILL RELEASE SOME GUITARS
SOON AND YOU WILL BE BLOWN AWAY!!! I PURCHASED SOME GUITAR
PLANS THAT WAS PROFESSIONALLY MADE HERE IN USA. THESE GUITARS
COSTS AROUND $7,000.00 (ACOUSTICS) AND $35,000.00 (CLASSICALS)
WE ARE COMING OUT WITH AN ORIGINAL DESIGN 1959 LES PAUL.

YES WE WILL COME BACK AS "MAHARLIKA GUITARS". BLOODLINE OF
LUMANOG, WE WILL INCORPORATE TRADITION AND TECHNOLOGY
TO OUR UP COMING LINES.

BEST REGARDS,

VERGEL BANSIL

NukeDOC
04-29-2008, 11:50 PM
i read that article a while back. interesting that reply was.

my brother had a "lumanog" guitar that we got there in the phils. it was actually a decent piece. but too bad it broke.

titoboy5
05-03-2008, 10:30 AM
yea, i hear you! my first lumanog broke the first day i got it. the bridge cracked in half because my auntie didnt loosen the strings on the way back here! good thing my emilio lumanog is built like a rock!

Misguided Musician
05-04-2008, 10:04 AM
Mann. I hope they start selling them soon. I'm dropping by the phillipines in dec. and I was hoping to get one. I wonder if I can get a lumanog ukulele if they have any.

jaggtmolina
05-04-2008, 10:39 PM
it'd be cool to have an authentic one. :)

angelcab
08-09-2010, 02:39 AM
I found this article on the internet http://philmusic.com/main/content/view/116/23/ and read the comment by Vergel Bansil, son of Ruben Bansil AKA Ruben Lumanog. He commented on the article written by Gerry Diwa.


GERRY,

I'VE READ AND REVIEWED SO MANY "STORIES, MYTHS AND BLOGS" ABOUT
OUR LEGACY AND FAMILY BUSINESS. I HOPE THAT YOUR COMMENT SITE
IS BIG ENOUGH FOR MY PIECE.

LUMANOG GUITARS WAS STARTED BY MY GREAT GRANDFATHER, HE SOLD GUITARS THAT CAME FROM CEBU IN EARLY 40'S, AFTER SEVERAL YEARS, OUR GUITAR SHOP OPENED DUE TO RISING PRICES OF SHIPPING COSTS FROM CEBU AND POOR QUALITY.BY DOING THIS, GREAT GRANDFATHER MADE SURE THAT OUR GUITARS WERE SUPERIOR THAN WHAT WE WERE GETTING FROM OUR SUPPLIERS.SINCE THEN, LUMANOG GUITARS WERE THE BEST AND WITH UNMATCHED QUALITY.THESE CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF SEVERAL AMERICAN GUITAR FACTORIES AND I'LL GET BACK TO THAT IN A MINUTE.

THEIR CHILDREN RAN THE BUSINESS ONE BY ONE IN THE 60'S WHEN MY GREAT GRANDPARENTS GOT OLD . HOWEVER, DUE TO GREED AND SIBLING RIVALRIES, THE BUSINESS STARTED FALLING APART.MY GRANDMOTHER AND HER NAME WAS "PUALINA LUMANOG BANSIL" THE YOUNGEST OF ALL
THE CHILDREN , AND HER HUSBAND WAS "RUFINO BANSIL" TOOK OVER. I REMEMBER MY GRANDMOTHER'S STORIES AND ONE OF THEM WAS, THAT WHEN SHE GOT TO OUR STORE, IT HAD 10 GUITARS AND SOME DISPLAY STANDS. THRU HARD WORK AND UNLIMITED SACRIFICES OUR BUSINESS
GOT BACK IN TRACK AND WITHOUT A DOUBT WE WERE ON TOP OF THE CHAIN. THESE WERE NOT OBTAINABLE IF MY FATHER" RUBEN BANSIL", THE
ELDEST OF THE 8 CHILDREN, HE STARTED BUILDING GUITARS SINCE HE WAS 12 YEARS OF AGE. YES, MY FATHER IS CONSIDERED AS "MASTER LUTHIER", WITH 57 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND HE IS STIL HAS HIS STORE
IN STA. MESA, AND HE GOES BY "RUBEN LUMANOG".

NOW, THE REASON YOU AND THE REST OF 90 MILLION FILIPINOS ARE
SEEING A LOT OF "LUMANOG" NAMES AND STORE, IS DUE TO THE "STUPID"
AND "BRAINLESS' LAW THAT OUR COUNTRY HAS.

WHEN MY GRANDPARENTS DIED (RUFINO AND PAULINA) THE PHIL. GOV.
WOULD NOT ALLOW THE CHILDREN'S REQUEST TO STOP THE IMMITATORS
FROM USING OUR NAME AND LOGOS. THEY SAID THAT, SINCE THE ORIGINAL OWNERS ARE DEAD, THE NAME WAS "FREE FOR ALL". HOW STUPID WAS THAT? THEY KILLED OUR NAME, INTEGRITY AND LEGACY. BY
ALLOWING OUR FORMER "TRABAHADORS, TINDERAS,SUPPLIERS AND
THE WHOLE COUNTRY" TO ABUSE OUR NAME AND HARD WORK. ALMOST,
70 YEARS OF HISTORY WENT DOWN THE DRAIN.

YES, THE REAL LUMANOGS ARE GONE!!! ALL THESE GUITARS THAT YOU GUYS ARE SEING ARE MADE VIA CONTRACT FROM NDEPENDENT SHOPS IN PAMPANGA. AND OF COURSE, OUR LOGO WILL BE SLAPPED ON IT.

I DARE YOU TO ASK CB LUMANOG, ROMY LUMANOG ANGEL LUMANOG,
ZENY BANDILLA, ETC. "WHO ARE RUFINO AND PAULINO BANSIL" IF THEY
STILL HAVE HONORS AND RESPECT TO THE NAME, THEY WILL VERIFY MY
POINTS.

PLEASE ACCEPT MY APOLOGIES FOR BEING BLUNT AND CRUDE. I JUST
GET SO EMOTIONAL WHEN IT COMES TO THIS ISSUE. I GREW UP IN ONE OF
OUR STORE, I MANAGED AND WORK IN IT SINCE I WAS 10 YEARS OF AGE.
I LEARNED HOW TO PLAY "ROMAZA DE AMOUR" WHEN I WAS 6 YERS OLD,
INSIDE OUR STA. MESA STORE.

WE WERE SO GOOD THAT WE STARTED EXPORTING GUITARS TO U.S. ,
CANADA AND ASIA. I CAN'T TELL YOU THE U.S. GUITARS SINCE THEY
MIGHT GROW BRAIN AND FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST ME.

NOW IT'S ALMOST ALL GONE!!! WITH A FEW RESIDUAL CHILDREN CLINGING
ON.

THE CHINESE AND TAIWAN MADE ARE MORE ACCEPTED NOW A DAYS SINCE THEY ARE "SHINY" AND "COLORFUL". YOU CAN NOT COMPARE "HAND MADE" AND "MACHINE MADE" FROM EACH OTHER.

LUMANOG GUITARS ARE MOSTLY MADE OF PLYWOOD BECAUSE OF OUR
DE-FORESTATION PROBLEMS. IT'S JUST NO MORE "WOOD" AVAILABLE
IN LOCAL MARKET. EVERYTHING IS IMPORTED.

PLEASE TRY TO USE YOUR COMMON SENSE, A KNOCK OFF LEVIS JEANS
COST AROUND 3,000.00 PHP, A CD IS 500.00 PHP, MCDONALDS WILL
COST YOU AROUND 1,000.00 PHP FOR LUNCH. RIGHT?

LUMANOG GUITARS COST AROUND 2,000.00 PHP. AND YOU
ARE EXPECTING A "CONCERT" LEVEL GUITAR? C'MMON.

BY THE WAY, I SENT SOME GUITAR PLANS AND BUSINESS MODULE
TO MY BROTHER AND WE ARE TESTING THE MARKET. TRY TO LOOK
FOR "MAHARLIKA GUITAR". THIS COMPANY WILL RELEASE SOME GUITARS
SOON AND YOU WILL BE BLOWN AWAY!!! I PURCHASED SOME GUITAR
PLANS THAT WAS PROFESSIONALLY MADE HERE IN USA. THESE GUITARS
COSTS AROUND $7,000.00 (ACOUSTICS) AND $35,000.00 (CLASSICALS)
WE ARE COMING OUT WITH AN ORIGINAL DESIGN 1959 LES PAUL.

YES WE WILL COME BACK AS "MAHARLIKA GUITARS". BLOODLINE OF
LUMANOG, WE WILL INCORPORATE TRADITION AND TECHNOLOGY
TO OUR UP COMING LINES.

BEST REGARDS,

VERGEL BANSIL

Bro, let me know if this " MAHARLIKA GUITAR" is already available.

moorafa
04-04-2011, 06:20 PM
Greetings all,
I recently found a Luminog Classical guitar, in need of repair, at Value Village. I just fixed it up and all I can say is the sound is as good as any classical I have played and better than most. This is all solid wood, handmade and the thinest top, back and sides I have ever seen on a guitar. there is a white and green label inside that reads; Hand made, Angel B. Lumanog, High Quality, Classic Guitar since 1925, San Antonio Guagua, Pampanga
Philippines. There is also an "Old style" decal on the peg head that says "High Quality" with 3 stars below it.
I looked on the inside of the top with an inspection mirror and it looks like a builders signature in pencil between the fan bracing, under the bridge. It's hard to read backwards but the name's initials are H. M. M. Along with the name it says; San Antonio Guagua, Pampanga.

le_corp
09-29-2011, 01:34 AM
Dear Vergel Bansil,

greetings.

Upon reading the history of the Lumanogs thru your post,
it is better now to deal with the people who really knows authenticity and quality at heart.

We have a foreign client who is interested to be a sole distributor of Lumanog guitar products in their country.

Since you have mentioned in your post that the original makers are located in Sta. Mesa, is it comfortable to go there and deal with them?
Do they still bear the real trademark of the Lumanogs?

Or since your good office will be starting, rather, have started, to make the Maharlikas bearing authenticity of Lumanog products, it will be much better to deal with you, in order to keep good reputation with clients.

Please contact us to the following numbers:
Landline: (632) 3842651
CP: (632) 920 443 08 63


Looking forward to your utmost response.

Thank you very much.


LE

hen8
11-23-2011, 03:02 PM
i red this also in Philmusic.com ,, and thank god i found this forum :-)

bryan bansil
02-09-2015, 07:53 AM
The preperation of factory was start 2015

wersalj
08-03-2016, 04:22 PM
I found this article on the internet http://philmusic.com/main/content/view/116/23/ and read the comment by Vergel Bansil, son of Ruben Bansil AKA Ruben Lumanog. He commented on the article written by Gerry Diwa.


GERRY,

I'VE READ AND REVIEWED SO MANY "STORIES, MYTHS AND BLOGS" ABOUT
OUR LEGACY AND FAMILY BUSINESS. I HOPE THAT YOUR COMMENT SITE
IS BIG ENOUGH FOR MY PIECE.

LUMANOG GUITARS WAS STARTED BY MY GREAT GRANDFATHER, HE SOLD GUITARS THAT CAME FROM CEBU IN EARLY 40'S, AFTER SEVERAL YEARS, OUR GUITAR SHOP OPENED DUE TO RISING PRICES OF SHIPPING COSTS FROM CEBU AND POOR QUALITY.BY DOING THIS, GREAT GRANDFATHER MADE SURE THAT OUR GUITARS WERE SUPERIOR THAN WHAT WE WERE GETTING FROM OUR SUPPLIERS.SINCE THEN, LUMANOG GUITARS WERE THE BEST AND WITH UNMATCHED QUALITY.THESE CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF SEVERAL AMERICAN GUITAR FACTORIES AND I'LL GET BACK TO THAT IN A MINUTE.

THEIR CHILDREN RAN THE BUSINESS ONE BY ONE IN THE 60'S WHEN MY GREAT GRANDPARENTS GOT OLD . HOWEVER, DUE TO GREED AND SIBLING RIVALRIES, THE BUSINESS STARTED FALLING APART.MY GRANDMOTHER AND HER NAME WAS "PUALINA LUMANOG BANSIL" THE YOUNGEST OF ALL
THE CHILDREN , AND HER HUSBAND WAS "RUFINO BANSIL" TOOK OVER. I REMEMBER MY GRANDMOTHER'S STORIES AND ONE OF THEM WAS, THAT WHEN SHE GOT TO OUR STORE, IT HAD 10 GUITARS AND SOME DISPLAY STANDS. THRU HARD WORK AND UNLIMITED SACRIFICES OUR BUSINESS
GOT BACK IN TRACK AND WITHOUT A DOUBT WE WERE ON TOP OF THE CHAIN. THESE WERE NOT OBTAINABLE IF MY FATHER" RUBEN BANSIL", THE
ELDEST OF THE 8 CHILDREN, HE STARTED BUILDING GUITARS SINCE HE WAS 12 YEARS OF AGE. YES, MY FATHER IS CONSIDERED AS "MASTER LUTHIER", WITH 57 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND HE IS STIL HAS HIS STORE
IN STA. MESA, AND HE GOES BY "RUBEN LUMANOG".

NOW, THE REASON YOU AND THE REST OF 90 MILLION FILIPINOS ARE
SEEING A LOT OF "LUMANOG" NAMES AND STORE, IS DUE TO THE "STUPID"
AND "BRAINLESS' LAW THAT OUR COUNTRY HAS.

WHEN MY GRANDPARENTS DIED (RUFINO AND PAULINA) THE PHIL. GOV.
WOULD NOT ALLOW THE CHILDREN'S REQUEST TO STOP THE IMMITATORS
FROM USING OUR NAME AND LOGOS. THEY SAID THAT, SINCE THE ORIGINAL OWNERS ARE DEAD, THE NAME WAS "FREE FOR ALL". HOW STUPID WAS THAT? THEY KILLED OUR NAME, INTEGRITY AND LEGACY. BY
ALLOWING OUR FORMER "TRABAHADORS, TINDERAS,SUPPLIERS AND
THE WHOLE COUNTRY" TO ABUSE OUR NAME AND HARD WORK. ALMOST,
70 YEARS OF HISTORY WENT DOWN THE DRAIN.

YES, THE REAL LUMANOGS ARE GONE!!! ALL THESE GUITARS THAT YOU GUYS ARE SEING ARE MADE VIA CONTRACT FROM NDEPENDENT SHOPS IN PAMPANGA. AND OF COURSE, OUR LOGO WILL BE SLAPPED ON IT.

I DARE YOU TO ASK CB LUMANOG, ROMY LUMANOG ANGEL LUMANOG,
ZENY BANDILLA, ETC. "WHO ARE RUFINO AND PAULINO BANSIL" IF THEY
STILL HAVE HONORS AND RESPECT TO THE NAME, THEY WILL VERIFY MY
POINTS.

PLEASE ACCEPT MY APOLOGIES FOR BEING BLUNT AND CRUDE. I JUST
GET SO EMOTIONAL WHEN IT COMES TO THIS ISSUE. I GREW UP IN ONE OF
OUR STORE, I MANAGED AND WORK IN IT SINCE I WAS 10 YEARS OF AGE.
I LEARNED HOW TO PLAY "ROMAZA DE AMOUR" WHEN I WAS 6 YERS OLD,
INSIDE OUR STA. MESA STORE.

WE WERE SO GOOD THAT WE STARTED EXPORTING GUITARS TO U.S. ,
CANADA AND ASIA. I CAN'T TELL YOU THE U.S. GUITARS SINCE THEY
MIGHT GROW BRAIN AND FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST ME.

NOW IT'S ALMOST ALL GONE!!! WITH A FEW RESIDUAL CHILDREN CLINGING
ON.

THE CHINESE AND TAIWAN MADE ARE MORE ACCEPTED NOW A DAYS SINCE THEY ARE "SHINY" AND "COLORFUL". YOU CAN NOT COMPARE "HAND MADE" AND "MACHINE MADE" FROM EACH OTHER.

LUMANOG GUITARS ARE MOSTLY MADE OF PLYWOOD BECAUSE OF OUR
DE-FORESTATION PROBLEMS. IT'S JUST NO MORE "WOOD" AVAILABLE
IN LOCAL MARKET. EVERYTHING IS IMPORTED.

PLEASE TRY TO USE YOUR COMMON SENSE, A KNOCK OFF LEVIS JEANS
COST AROUND 3,000.00 PHP, A CD IS 500.00 PHP, MCDONALDS WILL
COST YOU AROUND 1,000.00 PHP FOR LUNCH. RIGHT?

LUMANOG GUITARS COST AROUND 2,000.00 PHP. AND YOU
ARE EXPECTING A "CONCERT" LEVEL GUITAR? C'MMON.

BY THE WAY, I SENT SOME GUITAR PLANS AND BUSINESS MODULE
TO MY BROTHER AND WE ARE TESTING THE MARKET. TRY TO LOOK
FOR "MAHARLIKA GUITAR". THIS COMPANY WILL RELEASE SOME GUITARS
SOON AND YOU WILL BE BLOWN AWAY!!! I PURCHASED SOME GUITAR
PLANS THAT WAS PROFESSIONALLY MADE HERE IN USA. THESE GUITARS
COSTS AROUND $7,000.00 (ACOUSTICS) AND $35,000.00 (CLASSICALS)
WE ARE COMING OUT WITH AN ORIGINAL DESIGN 1959 LES PAUL.

YES WE WILL COME BACK AS "MAHARLIKA GUITARS". BLOODLINE OF
LUMANOG, WE WILL INCORPORATE TRADITION AND TECHNOLOGY
TO OUR UP COMING LINES.

BEST REGARDS,

VERGEL BANSIL


Dear Vergel Bansil,

i have a early Angel Lumanog Guitar and here is the detail on it.
On the top of the neck it says Concert professional Guitar, Angel lumanog. in the orginal case was one of your family business card and it reads: LUMANOG BANSIL MUSIC STORE & SPORTING GOODS, LILIAN F. BANSIL , 2975 V. MAPA ST., STA. MESA, MANILA TEL. 60-28-67.

Could you give me some history on this 12 string Guitar and on store that sold it to my grandfather. Who is Lilian Bansil in relationship to Angel Lumanog. THE ADDRESS ON BUSINESS CARD IN STA. MESA MANILA ANGEL LUMANOG ORGINAL LOCATION? ANY INFORMATION YOU CAN GIVE ME ON THIS GUITAR WILL BE HELPFUL.

JOE WERSAL
josephwersal@juno.com

harle98
08-01-2018, 01:16 AM
I found this article on the internet http://philmusic.com/main/content/view/116/23/ and read the comment by Vergel Bansil, son of Ruben Bansil AKA Ruben Lumanog. He commented on the article written by Gerry Diwa.


GERRY,

I'VE READ AND REVIEWED SO MANY "STORIES, MYTHS AND BLOGS" ABOUT
OUR LEGACY AND FAMILY BUSINESS. I HOPE THAT YOUR COMMENT SITE
IS BIG ENOUGH FOR MY PIECE.

LUMANOG GUITARS WAS STARTED BY MY GREAT GRANDFATHER, HE SOLD GUITARS THAT CAME FROM CEBU IN EARLY 40'S, AFTER SEVERAL YEARS, OUR GUITAR SHOP OPENED DUE TO RISING PRICES OF SHIPPING COSTS FROM CEBU AND POOR QUALITY.BY DOING THIS, GREAT GRANDFATHER MADE SURE THAT OUR GUITARS WERE SUPERIOR THAN WHAT WE WERE GETTING FROM OUR SUPPLIERS.SINCE THEN, LUMANOG GUITARS WERE THE BEST AND WITH UNMATCHED QUALITY.THESE CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF SEVERAL AMERICAN GUITAR FACTORIES AND I'LL GET BACK TO THAT IN A MINUTE.

THEIR CHILDREN RAN THE BUSINESS ONE BY ONE IN THE 60'S WHEN MY GREAT GRANDPARENTS GOT OLD . HOWEVER, DUE TO GREED AND SIBLING RIVALRIES, THE BUSINESS STARTED FALLING APART.MY GRANDMOTHER AND HER NAME WAS "PUALINA LUMANOG BANSIL" THE YOUNGEST OF ALL
THE CHILDREN , AND HER HUSBAND WAS "RUFINO BANSIL" TOOK OVER. I REMEMBER MY GRANDMOTHER'S STORIES AND ONE OF THEM WAS, THAT WHEN SHE GOT TO OUR STORE, IT HAD 10 GUITARS AND SOME DISPLAY STANDS. THRU HARD WORK AND UNLIMITED SACRIFICES OUR BUSINESS
GOT BACK IN TRACK AND WITHOUT A DOUBT WE WERE ON TOP OF THE CHAIN. THESE WERE NOT OBTAINABLE IF MY FATHER" RUBEN BANSIL", THE
ELDEST OF THE 8 CHILDREN, HE STARTED BUILDING GUITARS SINCE HE WAS 12 YEARS OF AGE. YES, MY FATHER IS CONSIDERED AS "MASTER LUTHIER", WITH 57 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND HE IS STIL HAS HIS STORE
IN STA. MESA, AND HE GOES BY "RUBEN LUMANOG".

NOW, THE REASON YOU AND THE REST OF 90 MILLION FILIPINOS ARE
SEEING A LOT OF "LUMANOG" NAMES AND STORE, IS DUE TO THE "STUPID"
AND "BRAINLESS' LAW THAT OUR COUNTRY HAS.

WHEN MY GRANDPARENTS DIED (RUFINO AND PAULINA) THE PHIL. GOV.
WOULD NOT ALLOW THE CHILDREN'S REQUEST TO STOP THE IMMITATORS
FROM USING OUR NAME AND LOGOS. THEY SAID THAT, SINCE THE ORIGINAL OWNERS ARE DEAD, THE NAME WAS "FREE FOR ALL". HOW STUPID WAS THAT? THEY KILLED OUR NAME, INTEGRITY AND LEGACY. BY
ALLOWING OUR FORMER "TRABAHADORS, TINDERAS,SUPPLIERS AND
THE WHOLE COUNTRY" TO ABUSE OUR NAME AND HARD WORK. ALMOST,
70 YEARS OF HISTORY WENT DOWN THE DRAIN.

YES, THE REAL LUMANOGS ARE GONE!!! ALL THESE GUITARS THAT YOU GUYS ARE SEING ARE MADE VIA CONTRACT FROM NDEPENDENT SHOPS IN PAMPANGA. AND OF COURSE, OUR LOGO WILL BE SLAPPED ON IT.

I DARE YOU TO ASK CB LUMANOG, ROMY LUMANOG ANGEL LUMANOG,
ZENY BANDILLA, ETC. "WHO ARE RUFINO AND PAULINO BANSIL" IF THEY
STILL HAVE HONORS AND RESPECT TO THE NAME, THEY WILL VERIFY MY
POINTS.

PLEASE ACCEPT MY APOLOGIES FOR BEING BLUNT AND CRUDE. I JUST
GET SO EMOTIONAL WHEN IT COMES TO THIS ISSUE. I GREW UP IN ONE OF
OUR STORE, I MANAGED AND WORK IN IT SINCE I WAS 10 YEARS OF AGE.
I LEARNED HOW TO PLAY "ROMAZA DE AMOUR" WHEN I WAS 6 YERS OLD,
INSIDE OUR STA. MESA STORE.

WE WERE SO GOOD THAT WE STARTED EXPORTING GUITARS TO U.S. ,
CANADA AND ASIA. I CAN'T TELL YOU THE U.S. GUITARS SINCE THEY
MIGHT GROW BRAIN AND FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST ME.

NOW IT'S ALMOST ALL GONE!!! WITH A FEW RESIDUAL CHILDREN CLINGING
ON.

THE CHINESE AND TAIWAN MADE ARE MORE ACCEPTED NOW A DAYS SINCE THEY ARE "SHINY" AND "COLORFUL". YOU CAN NOT COMPARE "HAND MADE" AND "MACHINE MADE" FROM EACH OTHER.

LUMANOG GUITARS ARE MOSTLY MADE OF PLYWOOD BECAUSE OF OUR
DE-FORESTATION PROBLEMS. IT'S JUST NO MORE "WOOD" AVAILABLE
IN LOCAL MARKET. EVERYTHING IS IMPORTED.

PLEASE TRY TO USE YOUR COMMON SENSE, A KNOCK OFF LEVIS JEANS
COST AROUND 3,000.00 PHP, A CD IS 500.00 PHP, MCDONALDS WILL
COST YOU AROUND 1,000.00 PHP FOR LUNCH. RIGHT?

LUMANOG GUITARS COST AROUND 2,000.00 PHP. AND YOU
ARE EXPECTING A "CONCERT" LEVEL GUITAR? C'MMON.

BY THE WAY, I SENT SOME GUITAR PLANS AND BUSINESS MODULE
TO MY BROTHER AND WE ARE TESTING THE MARKET. TRY TO LOOK
FOR "MAHARLIKA GUITAR". THIS COMPANY WILL RELEASE SOME GUITARS
SOON AND YOU WILL BE BLOWN AWAY!!! I PURCHASED SOME GUITAR
PLANS THAT WAS PROFESSIONALLY MADE HERE IN USA. THESE GUITARS
COSTS AROUND $7,000.00 (ACOUSTICS) AND $35,000.00 (CLASSICALS)
WE ARE COMING OUT WITH AN ORIGINAL DESIGN 1959 LES PAUL.

YES WE WILL COME BACK AS "MAHARLIKA GUITARS". BLOODLINE OF
LUMANOG, WE WILL INCORPORATE TRADITION AND TECHNOLOGY
TO OUR UP COMING LINES.

BEST REGARDS,

VERGEL BANSIL

hello I'm new here ,can anybody please help me I have been trying to find out about my guitars history its a hollow body electric
with a fender neck inside there is a bis. card that says angel b. Lumanog music store , branch 4101 8. magsaysay blvd.
sta. Mesa manila
tel. 61-45-30
main office: San Antonio
guagua pampanga

I hope the spelling is corect ,If I can figure how to post pics I can. any help ,adress ,email, phone no. of somebody would be awesome I've been trying to find history for over 30 years .