The Twelfth Fret ~ Since 1977 ~

Laskin

Laskin Cedar Top Steel String Guitar, 1977

Laskin Cedar Top Steel String Guitar, 1977

It’s perhaps an odd thing, but guitars from very highly skilled builders, like this William Laskin Cedar Top Steel String are often in pristine condition and this can lead the builder to wonder if the owner doesn’t like them enough to play them. This Laskin Cedar Top Steel String was built, signed and dated during 1977 at Laskin’s Toronto shop and has a serial number, 250477, stamped on the neck block. The top is Red Cedar, with Indian Rosewood for the sides, back, and head plate. The body blocks and neck are Mahogany, with Ebony used for the fingerboard and bridge.

Vintage
Price: $2,150.00 CAD
MORE

❌SOLD❌ William Laskin Cedar Top Classical Guitar, 1987

❌SOLD❌ William Laskin Cedar Top Classical Guitar, 1987

Here we have a very nice William Laskin Cedar Top and Indian Rosewood classical guitar, built during 1987 at Laskin’s shop in Toronto. One of the world’s premier guitar builders, William Laskin has been building since the early 1970s and early on, as is the case for many other now prominent builders, worked with Jean Larrivee. He is very well known for his spectacular engraved inlay work.

Used
Price: $3,999.99 CAD

This instrument has sold

MORE

NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! William Laskin 7 String Acoustic Guitar, 1992

NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! William Laskin 7 String Acoustic Guitar, 1992

William Laskin is very well known for the creativity and quality of his inlay work. Here, a stag or buck – a male deer with antlers is depicted between frets 11 and 18, in a mixture of engraved woods and, it appears, ivory for the antlers. This guitar is old enough that small amounts of ivory were still used, and here appears in the nut, saddle, sliding nut components, and the inlaid antlers.

Used
Price: $8,000.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

MORE

❌SOLD❌ William Laskin Cedar Top Classical Guitar, 1992

❌SOLD❌ William Laskin Cedar Top Classical Guitar, 1992

Here we have a William Laskin Cedar Top classical guitar, built during 1992 and featuring the Laskin Arm Rest, 655mm scale length and very nice Indian Rosewood sides and back.
Built in the traditional Spanish style with a slipper heel integrating the body and neck, this William Laskin Cedar Top classical is in good condition. It has some honest wear from its use in many performances and recording sessions, in both Classical and Latin genres.  There are a few small pressure marks on the back and top, and a small mark behind the bridge from an errant string end.  

Used
Price: $4,200.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

MORE

❌SOLD❌William Laskin Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1987

❌SOLD❌William Laskin Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1987

Here we’re looking at a William Laskin Flamenco Blanca guitar, dating to 1987 and built at his Toronto workshop and recently set up by The Twelfth Fret Repair Shop. It is built in the traditional Spanish manner with a ‘slipper heel’. In this design, the neck is essentially one piece (aside from any scarf joint for the peghead) and the carved heel and neck block are separated by slots that the sides fit into. This construction method is quite different from the use of a dovetail or mortise and tenon joint, or any of the newer hybrid joints that may include a single bolt.

Used
Price: $2,999.99 CAD

This instrument has sold

MORE

Taylor Academy A12E Steel String Acoustic

Taylor Academy A12E Steel String Acoustic

The Taylor Academy A12E is part of the company’s new Academy series of guitars, designed to provide beginners to seasoned players a great playing and sounding instrument at an affordable price point. The Taylor Academy A12E is a compact grand concert sized body which has a tighter waist and smaller lower bout making it a very approachable and easy to handle body size. It has a solid Sitka spruce top and layered Sapele sides and back.

New
Price: $899.00 CAD
MORE

THE TWELFTH FRET

Guitarists’ Pro Shop
2132 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario  M4C 1J9 CANADA
○ Sales: +416•423•2132
○ Service: +416•423•1554
Email

STAY CONNECTED