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🍁 Canada Day 🍁 Feature – Stan Rogers’ William Laskin Guitar (Not For Sale)

🍁 Canada Day 🍁 Feature - Stan Rogers' William Laskin Guitar (Not For Sale)

Stan Rogers created a legacy of songs that celebrate our country and the spirit of its people. His musical and lyrical craftsmanship made him a songwriter for the ages. His untimely passing in a tragic airline disaster ripped a page out of our young countries cultural fabric far too soon – but, his songs live on and will never be forgotten.

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❌ SOLD ❌ William Laskin 12-String Guitar, 1976

❌ SOLD ❌ William Laskin 12-String Guitar, 1976

This William Laskin 12-String seems strongly influenced by the Larrivee body design, which in turn is based on the proportions of classical guitars by Hermann Hauser. These proportions provide a full, well balanced tone with plenty of volume. This piece uses a Sitka Spruce top and Indian Rosewood for the sides, three-piece back, and the headstock overlay that carries the Canada Goose inlay. The neck is mahogany, and the bound fingerboard and bridge are Ebony.

Price: $3999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ William Laskin Classical Guitar, 2001

❌SOLD❌ William Laskin Classical Guitar, 2001

this guitar, built during 2001 at Laskin’s shop in Toronto, Canada, needs no decoration beyond the spectacular grain of its Brazilian Rosewood back, sides, headplate and bridge. This set shows off the key visual elements of this species – the dark veining, deep patterning, and a subtle orange glow. The top is red cedar, the neck spanish cedar, and the fingerboard ebony. The bass bout includes the Laskin Arm-rest, designed to make the player more comfortable without compromising any of the tonal characteristics of the box. It is built in the traditional Spanish method, with a ‘slipper foot’ that the sides slot into.

Price: $6450 CAD

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William Laskin 12 String Acoustic Guitar, 1989 (REDUCED)

William Laskin 12 String Acoustic Guitar, 1989 (REDUCED)

This William Laskin 12 string acoustic guitar dates to 1989 and was built in his shop in Toronto, Canada. It features a 16 inch wide non-cutaway body using Sitka Spruce for the top, Indian Rosewood for the back, sides, bridge plate and headplate, with Mahogany for the neck and Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge. The body binding is maple, with grained ivoroid binding for the fingerboard. The nut and saddle are bone, and the tuners are Schaller M6 mini units, enclosed with chrome plating. An under-saddle passive pickup has been installed and is wired directly to an endpin jack. William Laskin is one of the world’s premiere luthiers and is highly respected for his construction and inlay skills, as well as his abilities as a performer and promoter.

Price: $5500.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ William Laskin 12-String Guitar, 1983

❌SOLD❌ William Laskin 12-String Guitar, 1983

The William Laskin 12-string seen here is a wonderful guitar, with an interesting history and a well established provenance demonstrating its participation in folk music performance. Commissioned in 1982 from William Laskin by Garnet Rogers, it was also used by Stan Rogers for several months until his untimely death in June 1983. Since then it has been used in multiple tours, performance and recordings.

Price: $5500 CAD

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SOLD! William Laskin Small Body Steel String Guitar (1989)

SOLD!  William Laskin Small Body Steel String Guitar (1989)

William Laskin is one of the top luthiers in the world. After working with Jean Larrivee he has for decades been building from his shop in Toronto.

Price: $6500 CAD

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