Guitars for sale

Second Hand Guitars


No second hand Lister guitars are currently available, but I do have a 1975 Ramirez 1A available for sale. I received this guitar as a part-exchange for a new commission.




Maker: Jose Ramirez
Year of construction: 1975
Scale length (mm): 664, 54mm nut
Top: Cedar
Back / Sides: Brazilian Rosewood (sides are laminated – probably with inner skin of cypress)
Fingerboard: ebony
Price: £2,895

Condition is generally good, but there are some marks in the finish as you’d expect from a guitar of this age. The only significant defects are a couple of repaired cracks in the lower bout of the top. One probably from an impact, which has left a darkened (possibly filled) dent along with a short crack. The other at the edge of the lower bout has been repaired well enough, but the colour matching of the re-finishing is not great. If I get the full asking price, I’ll definitely have a go at improving it before shipping. There are a few chips in the lacquer on the edge of the fingerboard/neck, which I’ll touch up.

Sadly, having Brazilian rosewood back and sides means shipping outside the UK is probably not an option.

Frets are in good condition – they’ve probably been replaced at some point as there’s some wear to the fingerboard up to the 4th/5th frets.

Case is a bit old and battered – might be original but I’ve no idea what sort of case these were originally shipped with.

Shipping will be charged at cost if required. For better protection in shipping, I’m happy to provide a Hiscox PRO II case at a good price.


Exhibition Guitar

Due to the cancellation of the events I was due to attend this year, I will soon be selling the 630mm scale length guitar I had built for exhibitions. Photos coming soon.


Guitar no. 116

This guitar has now been sold.

This guitar is only a year old, and is in excellent condition. It has a European spruce top, Bird’s-eye maple back and sides. The fingerboard is ebony, the head plate 3,000 year old bog oak. The guitar features a V-joint, and a traditional herringbone rosette with diamond end grain pattern, Tuners are by Rodgers with black horn buttons. Price is £2,400. Send me an email for more information.

Guitar no. 115

This guitar has now been sold.


This guitar was made for exhibition last year, and uses my standard modified fan brace construction, but has a slightly smaller body and a 630mm scale length. I’ve been getting more requests for shorter scale lengths in recent years, but rarely have one in stock for customers to try. I chose 630mm for the scale length because the more common 640mm scale isn’t really enough of a change to help players with small hands, or those who have trouble with difficult stretches due to injuries or arthritis. The slightly reduced body size is necessary to keep the bridge in the optimum position near the centre of the lower bout, and doesn’t have any significant effect on the one or volume of the guitar. The fingerboard is slightly radiussed, and the neck width is 50mm at the nut, making this a very comfortable guitar to play.

The soundboard is European spruce, and the guitar has beautifully figured Satinwood back and sides. The neck is cedrela (Spanish cedar) featuring a V-joint to the head. The fingerboard is ebony, and the bridge is ziricote with a 12-hole tie-block. The guitar is fitted with Gotoh premium tuners, and a Hiscox PRO-GCL case is included in the sale.