I met Tabo Derecho for the first time in 2007 and ordered a Cedar/Indian Rosewood model the following year. You are right about his guitars. "Excellent" would be an understatement. I met him again in 2009 and tried his raised fretboard and spruce models, but I was not in the position to buy another guitar at the time. I'm visiting Manila next week and, hopefully, I can meet up with him again. Regards from Down Under.
El Baroda, Sydney
I shall pass this way but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to another person, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. - Anon.