Tribu Wagas: The Magic Behind Our Second LTD Collection | Why 3 Designs?

Omne Trium Perfectum.

Translation? Everything that comes in threes is perfect.

This old Latin philosophy implies that anything that comes in threes is inherently more gratifying and special to us, humans. We have this innate, entrenched inclination towards things that come in threes. 

Few notable examples to strengthen such philosophy include:

  • Three words: I love you
  • Three primary colors: red, yellow, blue
  • Three wishes granted by “genie”
  • Three Kings
  • Three musketeers

And now, with the third month of the year waving hello, Wagas Ukuleles adds to the list by bringing you three limited-edition designs for this March! 

Interested to learn about each design? Read on!

The Story Behind Our Second LTD Collection

If you didn’t know yet, every product released by Wagas Ukuleles is specifically designed to reflect a piece or two of Richie Wagas’ (founder of Wagas Ukuleles) life or his hometown, Compostela, Cebu.

This March, Wagas Ukuleles presents three designs that significantly hit home to Richie, namely: Butanding, Bandera, and Araw.


butanding ukulele design by wagas ukuleles

Part of Cebu’s pride includes the gentle giants of Oslob, otherwise known as whale sharks. Whale shark watching is a popular activity of the island where tourists and natives alike flock to Oslob to encounter and mingle with these friendly creatures. 


philippine flag ukulele design by wagas ukuleles

As a loud and proud Filipino, Richie dedicates his success to the country. In everything he does, wherever he goes, he makes sure to bring the Philippine banner with him. One of his ultimate goals is to bring local crafts to the international setting. He believes that although a relatively small country, we do have what it takes to be as great and as special. His advocacy? For every Filipino—the youth, especially, to love their country as they love themselves.


araw ukulele design by wagas ukuleles

Richie is fond of catching the sunrise. He believes that more than the act of the sun rising, it symbolizes hope. For him, every sunrise is a reminder that after darkness comes light and new beginnings. Thus, he wishes to use this ukulele design to inspire people to always have faith no matter how hard and heavy life may seem to be at times.

Key Features


  • Intricately designed by Gilcy Yanna Wagas, a talented artist from the town of Compostela where our ukuleles are made. Currently, she is practicing her craft as a professional designer at PUGO Designs.


thin body ukulele
  • Thicker than the traditional travel ukuleles
  • Bigger and louder sound
  • Light and convenient

Closed Gear tuning pegs

close up ukulele tuning gear peg

Limited Edition

  • We will only be releasing FIVE pieces of ukuleles for every Premium Ukulele design. To make it even more special, we’ve made sure to include a handpainted LTD label at the back of our premium ukuleles especially for you.


As a form of thanks to your unwavering support, we bring you three unique and limited ukulele designs all in one month! Each of which has their own story to tell. Now, it’s up to you how you wish to bring their stories to life, through music. 

Omne Trium Perfectum. Everything that comes in threes is perfect. 

Together, let's celebrate this three-word campaign: I LOVE UKE!

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