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William “Grit” Laskin “a la Erte” 1997 (Consignment) SOLD

Serial Number:…  050297 circa 1997
Description:…   Yes,  this is the “a la Erte” guitar from page 72 of “A Guitar Maker’s Canvas: the Inlay Art of Grit
Laskin”,  a beautiful Brazilian rosewood Florentine cutaway from maestro William Laskin.   This one-of-a-kind
masterpiece features the Laskin armrest and ribrest,  premium tonewoods and a layered voice that is powerful when you
attack hard and nuanced when you lighten up … what an absolutely stunning sounding musical instrument!!!
Neck:…  1 3/4″ wide bone nut;  ebony fingerboard;  gold plated Schaller M6 tuners with pearl buttons;  adjustable truss
rod;  one piece tropical mahogany neck with medium elliptical profile;  pinned dovetail neck joint;  custom “a la Erte”
headstock inlay
Frets:…  pristine with no signs of wear
Body:…  Master Grade Sitka top with an amazing display of medullar rays!  Brazilian rosewood back and sides with an
impressive “spider web” grain;  Laskin armrest and ribrest;  pearl top border;  clear pickguard;  ebony bridge with bone
saddle;  15 7/8″ lower bout dimension;  very very slight hairline top center seam separation has been professionally
repaired and is visually unobtrusive and structurally sound;  hairline back crack has been pro repaired and touched up
Finish:…  original gloss finish is in excellent 9/10 condition
Playability/Action:…  excellent; current action is 5.5/64″ treble side and 6.5/64″ bass side with 4/64″ of saddle protruding
Case:…  molded Proform hardshell case
Pricing:… $8,999.99 Canadian dollars (approx.$8,999.US$)REDUCED

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