James Lister Guitars

Classical guitars, hand made in the Spanish tradition to the highest standards in my workshop in Sheffield.

I make classical guitars that respond to the player’s touch, allowing you to express your own musicality, and not be dominated by the character of the guitar itself. My guitars are light and responsive, with excellent clarity and separation.

Custom Features

Just a few of the options available on your Lister guitar
Elevated fingerboards can help improve access to the upper frets.
My leaf motif rosette is used only on guitars made entirely from non-tropical woods, FSC certified where available.
Rodgers handmade tuners are the highest quality available, and have options for backplate style, engraving pattern, button material and shape, and self-aligning bearings.

Testimonials

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The next event where I will be exhibiting my guitars is the West Dean Classical Guitar Festival in West Sussex, England.

Timeline

A few milestones of note...
1999
Left a career in physics and engineering to pursue a new vocation.
2001
Completed my first 2 years of study in Musical Instrument Technology at London Guildhall University
2002
First commission from overseas (Japan)
2003
Completed a further 2 years of study at Newark College, specialising in Classical Guitars.
2007
First International Exhibition at the GFA in Los Angeles, California.
2015
Completed my 100th guitar!
Today
Continuing to develop my own guitar design, and promoting use of non-tropical hardwoods.