Grit Laskin

William "Grit" Laskin is the first musical instrument maker to receive Canada's most prestigious national craft award, the Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence. He is the originator of the built-in "Armrest" and"Ribrest" edge beveling, a founder of the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (ASIA) and author of the first code of ethics for the luthier's trade.

Laskin decided he wanted to be a guitar maker at age 17 when he saw a Jean Larrivee instrument. He apprenticed with Jean for two years before setting out on his own. He has been building guitars since 1971. His goal for his guitars is "clarity, sweetness of tone, and a full, round musicality." Laskin is also known for his intricate inlay work. Larry Robinson, author of The Art Of Inlay, calls Laskin "the most astonishing inlay artist in North America."

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Available Models

IN STOCK: 2010 Laskin Simi-Jumbo 8 String

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8 String Fanned Fret
Ziricote Back & Sides
German Spruce Top
Rosette w/Mosaic middle Circle w/ Abalone inner & outer Circles
Ebony Bindings
Armrest
Ribrest
Soundport
Headstock Inlay of the Red OM from Indian Yoga, the Blue Endless Knot of Tibetan Buddhism, and the Gold Octagon of Sufism representing the Perfected Human Being.
Chrome Gotoh 510 Tuners
Calton Case

 

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SOLD: 1995 Laskin Classical

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Brazilian Rosewood Back & Sides
Cedar Top
Laskin Armrest
Ebony Bindings
Mosaic Rosette
Sloane Tuners w/Ebony Buttons
Calton Case

 

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SOLD: 1984 Laskin OM

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Ballerina Headstock Inlay
Indian Rosewood Back & Sides
European Spruce Top
Cutaway
Maple Binding on Body
Ivroid Binding on Neck
Solid Round Fretboard Inlay
Mosaic Rosette
Chrome Schaller Tuners

 

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SOLD: 2008 Laskin Mid-Size

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Grit Laskin Mid-Size Masterpiece
Brazilian Rosewood Back & Sides
German Spruce Top
Rosette w/Mosaic middle Circle w/ Abalone inner & outer Circles
Ebony Bindings
Armrest
Ribrest
Sideports
Chagall inspired Inlay on Fretboard and Headstock

 

SOLD