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2023 Kim Lissarrague #398 Cedar Ziricote Lattice 650mm


She is gorgeous.  Gutty, earthy, woody and powerful. Cedar w/Ziricote is an extraordinary combination in Kim’s hands

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2023 Kim Lissarrague #398 Cedar Ziricote Lattice 650mm


Model2023 Kim Lissarrague #398 Cedar Ziricote Lattice 650mm
Scale650 mm
FinishFrench Polish Top w/Lacquer Back & Sides
TunersPagos Machines – from Italy w/ Snakewood Oval buttons
CaseVisesnut Active Premium HSC

Tone Woods

TopWestern Red Cedar – Treble side golpe
Sides/BackZiricote – beautiful figuring with additional armrest for comfort
NeckFijian Mahogany with dual action truss rod
BridgeIndian Ebony
BracingLattice – Balsa & Carbon Fiber – Australian
FingerboardIndian Ebony


Nut Width52mm
String Spacing44mm – 50mm – 57mm (1st fret -12th fret – Bridge)
Overall length39 1/2″
Body length19 1/4″
Upper bout11″
Lower bout14 5/8″
Waist Width9 3/8″
Body depth3 11/16″ & 4 1/16″ upper and lower bout respectively
Weight5lbs. & 6oz.
Action4.2mm to 3.5mm Low E to High E
CITESNot Required – woods used are not regulated

2023 Kim Lissarrague #398 Cedar Ziricote Lattice 650mm


The guitar arrived August 14, 2023

Simply, the guitar is another in an apparent line of absolutely gorgeous instruments by Kim.  Her voice is a match.  She is big sounding, very gutty, the woodiness of the guitar is very apparent.  Play is easily accessible, action and angles excellent.  She also has a truss rod for resetting and or minor setup on the fly.  The armrest is also a welcome bonus, as she is very comfortable.  The guitar is drop dead gorgeous, btw.

I like the punch and power from this guitar.  She is very bright with the ability to warm things up with RH positioning.  Clearly voiced and quite powerful, I was enjoying this guitar.  I did not  want to put it down!  Nice.

She is dated 2023, has no Rosewood whatsoever, so CITES is not an issue.  Smart man who builds a superior guitar.  Very sharp all around.

Kim says, “I have developed my own designs based on the ‘Australian School’ of guitar making. The guitar I have to offer you is a lattice-braced, arched back classical guitar, which has superb projection, clarity and sustain. Combining a full and rich tone, with bright trebles and warm basses.”  Wholeheartedly agree, Kim’s guitar is very warm and lyrical, but separation of voice is readily apparent.  Kim builds in a small workshop in Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, Australia, creating a limited number of high quality guitars per year.



Please note that photos can be enlarged.  Right click any photo in the larger window, select “Open Image in New TAB” (if you’re using Chrome.  Any other browser has similar options). Look at the other TAB and you will be able to enlarge via the magnifying glass.  Simply click the image and she will double in size for your convenience.

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 Audio240110-2023 Kim Lissarrague 398 Cedar Ziricote 650mm – Superb guitar!  I’m going to allow the recording to speak for itself. Pure power with a pure balanced voice.

For some reason, I said #328 in the recording a few times.  My mistake.  I can’t read?  Make no mistake, (like me), it is #398 that is represented in this recording.  This may be Kim’s finest guitar yet.



James Erickson of LIU came to the gallery to do some video work.  He performs Andrew York “Snowflight” on this gorgeous guitar. (this is #327)



Heavy duty Visesnut Active Series HSC  is included in your purchase price.

Your listed Price does NOT include Shipping to the 50US

Please note that as a Global Statement for my site, for Tuning machines, Accessories, and most guitars, that Shipping is NOT Free any longer.  Costs have gone up dramatically.  Regardless of what or where you might read on the site, shipping is not free any longer.  Choose the least expensive method, if available, or Expedited if you want them quicker.  My apologies.  Rich

Please DO NOT Choose USPS Media Mail to ship a guitar or a Hard Shell Case – this shipping method is designed for Media, Books, CDS, DVDs, etc.  

Please  choose FedEx Home or Ground Delivery or any Expedited Method.  The more expensive a guitar, the more likely you should choose a 1 or 2 day method.  It’s pure common sense, especially when it is too hot or too cold outside.  

 I have added numerous options for you to choose the cost and method, including USPS Priority and Express, as well as FedEx options (we can substitute UPS for FedEx, simply indicate your preference in the Notes window at Check Out).  

Thank you!

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!

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.

All concert level guitars come with a standard accessory package including extras sets of strings, humidifier, headstock tuner, and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar.  Rich



This classical guitar carries a 1 year warranty

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

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