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2018 Eugenio Ligato "Doba" Spruce Limba
2018 Eugenio Ligato "Doba" Spruce Limba
2018 Eugenio Ligato "Doba" Spruce Limba
Me with Eugenio Ligato

2018 Eugenio Ligato “Doba” Spruce Limba


An amazing guitar by the Italian Luthier – Classical guitar with superb traditional voice

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2018 Eugenio Ligato “Doba” Spruce Limba


Model 2018 Eugenio Ligato “Doba” Spruce Limba
Condition New – Showroom Condition
Scale 650mm Split Saddle, See Photos
Finish French Polish
Tuners Exagon Premium machines w/Snakewood Buttons
Case Black Hiscox LiteFlite

Tone Woods

Top Select Red Italian Spruce, source is Val di Fiemme (Stradivari’s spruce)
Sides/Back Black Limba
Neck Khaya Mahogany
Bridge Madagascar Ebony- 12-hole tie block
Head Plate Black Limba
Fingerboard Ebony (Diospyros ebenum) via Cameroon


Nut Width 52mm
String Spacings  43.5mm – 50.5mm- 57.5mm at 1st fret – 12th fret – saddle
Overall length  38 3/4″
Body length  19″
Upper bout width  11″
Waist Width  9 1/4″
Lower bout width  14 1/4″
Body depths  3 7/16″ & 3 15/16″ upper bout to lower bout
Weight  4lbs. & 1 oz.
Action 3.4mm to 3.4mm Low E to High E
CITES  Eligible – uses no Rosewoods – paperwork not required

2018 Eugenio Ligato “Doba” Spruce Limba


Me with Eugenio Ligato

Me with Eugenio Ligato

The long wait for the arrival of the first of many Italian Luthiers that I met in Rome is over, as Eugenio Ligato is the 3rd Italian luthier to arrive and it is another in a line of spectacular guitars.  This is one of his Concert Models, clearly a work of art as can be seen in the photos.   She is superbly and clearly voiced, with excellent projection, bold and direct, with lyrical qualities that many wish they had available and workmanship that is to be admired.  He builds in the traditional sense, utilizing new technology for structural purposes, with a 7 fan bracing system, cross latticed, using all wood.

The guitar is named “Dobo” meaning “No War”, a representation of peace through music and the vehicle that brings such serenity.  The guitar is aptly named.  Even still a baby, she is resonant, musical, capable of subtleties, with much room to grow as she ages.

The Black Limba is a superb choice, avoiding CITES issues, all while adding beauty to the guitar, and color to the voice.  Limba is also known as Heartwood, which is a light yellowish to golden brown, sometimes with grey to nearly black streaks and veins. Wood with such darker figuring is referred to as Black Limba, while plain un-figured wood is called White Limba. Sapwood is a pale greyish to yellowish brown, not clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Color tends to darken with age. (1. taken from the Wood Database).

Eugenio came to visit with me in the gallery, accompanied by his father Antonio and a good friend, Enrico, an accomplished Jazz musician in the city and the tri-state area.  A wonderful, relaxing and instructive time for all was had, lunch, and more discussion.  I consider Eugenio a friend, a young man with the vision of the Italian luthier and their excellence, firmly in focus, the future in good hands.  A student of the great Lorenzo Lippi, among others, he has also written scientific papers on the study of finishes, acoustics, and the guitar engineering process.  He is a wonderfully intelligent and thoughtful young man.  It is an honor to have his guitars here in our gallery.  The guitar is simply superb.

You can read more about Eugenio Ligato here



Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended including EQ manipulation, if possible. We record everything flat with just a touch of Reverb to relieve dryness. My goal is to record the guitar as realistically as is possible. I speak in the recordings, my thoughts about the guitar (and possibly other things?).  My speaking also serves to give you my first impressions and to also give you a balance of the engineering (or lack thereof) versus the sound of the guitar.  I simply do not have time to engineer much of anything.  Thanks. Rich

MP3 Audio – 180621-2018 Eugenio Ligato Doba Spruce Limba – such a sweet angel of a guitar with excellent clarity, voice, and expression.  Love this guitar.

My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1






Premium HSC is included in your purchase price.
Insured FedEx Ground, USPS Ground Shipping is included to the 50 US
Anywhere else is subject to the most recent quote from USPS
Please write to me for a detailed quote for International Shipping.
Packaging is professionally done within its hard-shell case.
It is always preferred that you come to the Studio to play it and pick it up.


This classical guitar carries a 1 Year warranty from the luthier

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: rich at savageclassical dot com


Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in
Tone Wood