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James Lister Guitars Facebook page.
I've been on Facebook for some years now, but have finally managed to set up a Facebook "page" for my luthiery business. I'll be posting updates about my latest projects, upcoming events, and photos showing work in progress and finished guitars. If you're interested in keeping up with what I'm up to in the workshop, you can find my page here.
Lister Guitar Plans Now Available!
For some time now I've been putting together detailed plans for my guitars using AutoCad. These plans are now available to buy in either printed form or PDF files. Click here for more details.
New Guitars for Sale
The Spruce/Madagascar rosewood guitar has now been sold. The Spruce/Pau Ferro guitar built for this year's exhibitions is now available for sale, and is featured in Gallery 6 .
I am now offering one-to-one Luthiery tuition from my workshop in Sheffield, content and hours are flexible. Please contact me by email for details of luthiery courses.
Classical and flamenco guitars, hand made in the Spanish tradition, and to the highest standards, in my workshop in Sheffield.
My principal aim as a classical guitar maker is to build instruments that respond to the player's touch, allowing them to express their own musicality, and not be dominated by the character of the guitar itself. My guitars are light and responsive, with excellent clarity and separation. Built mainly in the tradition of Torres, most of my guitars are made to a consistent design based on a 1938 Hauser, but incorporating a slightly modified strutting pattern.
Each guitar is handbuilt to meet the customer's requirements, using best quality tonewoods throughout. European Spruce is normally used for the top, although western red cedar is an option. Indian rosewood, Brazilian rosewood, flamed or bird's-eye maple, walnut, macassar ebony and ziricote are available for the back and sides of the guitar.