2018 Eugenio Ligato “Doba” Spruce Limba
|Model||2018 Eugenio Ligato “Doba” Spruce Limba|
|Condition||New – Showroom Condition|
|Scale||650mm Split Saddle, See Photos|
|Tuners||Exagon Premium machines w/Snakewood Buttons|
|Case||Black Hiscox LiteFlite|
|Top||Select Red Italian Spruce, source is Val di Fiemme (Stradivari’s spruce)|
|Bridge||Madagascar Ebony- 12-hole tie block|
|Head Plate||Black Limba|
|Fingerboard||Ebony (Diospyros ebenum) via Cameroon|
|String Spacings||43.5mm – 50.5mm- 57.5mm at 1st fret – 12th fret – saddle|
|Overall length||38 3/4″|
|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
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.
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.
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This classical guitar carries a 1 Year warranty from the luthier
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