2019 Eugenio Ligato “Ganymede” Spruce Limba


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

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2019 Eugenio Ligato “Ganymede” Spruce Limba


Model2019 Eugenio Ligato “Ganymede” Spruce Limba
ConditionNew – Showroom Condition
Scale650mm Split Saddle, See Photos
FinishCeramic glazed Polish – unique and highly protective while being thin
TunersExagon Premium machines w/Ebony Buttons
CaseBlack Hiscox LiteFlite

Tone Woods

TopSelect Red Italian Spruce, source is Val di Fiemme (Stradivari’s spruce)
Sides/BackBlack Limba
NeckKhaya Mahogany
BridgeAfrican Ebony- 12-hole tie block
Head PlateBlack Limba
FingerboardAfrican Ebony


Nut Width52mm
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.
Action3.4mm to 3.4mm Low E to High E
CITES Eligible – uses no Rosewoods – paperwork not required

2019 Eugenio Ligato “Ganymede” Spruce Limba


Me with Eugenio Ligato

Me with Eugenio Ligato

Eugenio Ligato is the 3rd Italian luthier to arrive here in our gallery, where the 1st guitar of his was superb, and this one being our 2nd from this talented luthier, 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 “Ganymede” after the Greek Mythology and also is the name of Jupiter’s largest moon.  I believe Eugenio was going for the Greek divine hero, described as the most beautiful of humans, one whom Zeus himself fell in love with.  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 – 190612-2019 Eugenio Ligato Ganymede Spruce Limba – a sweet, buttery affect with superb clarity and sneaky power, very Hauser like.  Eugenio is a very sensitive and meticulous builder, one this guitar easily displays.

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

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1






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Anywhere else is subject to the most recent quote from USPS
Please write to me for a detailed quote for International Shipping.

Very Important:  International Clients, including Canada…Please note that we will NOT accept PayPal or any CC as payment.  All transactions must be finalized with Bank Wire Transfers for any amount over $1000 USD. Please see our discussion found here and scroll down to Customs – Duty and International Shipping .  Thank you!

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

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions46 × 19 × 9 in
Tone Wood

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