began making his first guitar in 1991 at the age of thirteen. He was drawn to guitar making through his love of music and a keen interest in working with wood.
At fourteen he had the great fortune of meeting the luthier Peter Biffin who inspired him to really understand and experiment with new techniques for building instruments, to refine and develop all aspects of the guitar, to make them play and sound better, which he has continued to do.
Working in Melbourne for James Cargill after completing school, he refined his skills repairing and making electric and acoustic instruments for Cargill Custom Guitars.
These days he has a small workshop in Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, where he makes a limited number of high-quality guitars per year.
He has developed his own designs based on the 'Australian School' of guitar making. The guitar he has 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.
His guitars are beautifully handcrafted, using the highest quality materials available. Anyone looking for a guitar with plenty of power and volume will find these qualities in a Lissarrague.
The arched-back lattice braced classical guitar
Cedar or spruce top, with carbon fiber/balsa composite braces. Laminated arched back and sides from woods such as Ziricote.
Soundboard Western red cedar
Back and sides Laminated
Fingerboard African ebony
Tuners Gilbert, gold with snakewood buttons and black rollers
Comes with an armrest, 20th fret and a TKL double arch case as standard.
Lots of extra-special details included, with a range of custom options are available.
Premium timber back and sides, such as Ziricote and tiger myrtle.
Carbon fiber flight case, Rodgers or Sheller tuning machines all included.
Variations available for custom orders
Scale length 650mm or short scale 640mm
Neck width at nut 52mm
Neck width at 12th 62mm
Neck depth at 1st 21mm
Neck depth at 9th 24mm
String spacing at saddle 57mm
String spacing at nut 42mm