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William Laskin Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1987

William Laskin Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1987

The Laskin Flamenco is built using a Sitka Spruce top paired with a Cypress back and side set, and Cedro or Spanish Cedar for the neck, linings, and back bracing. Construction is the traditional Spanish ‘slipper foot’ style – the neck, heel and neck block are one unit, with the sides slotting into the heel. This is in distinct contrast to other methods where the neck and body are built separately, often using a dovetail or mortise and tenon joint. The head plate and binding are Ebony, and the fingerboard is Ebony with Ebony binding. The bridge is Indian Rosewood.

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Price: $2999.99 CAD
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William Laskin Steel String Guitar Brazilian, 2005

William Laskin Steel String Guitar Brazilian, 2005

This William Laskin Steel String was built at Laskin’s shop in Toronto, Ontario during 2005, and features a Red Cedar top and quite a dark set of Brazilian Rosewood for the back and sides. The body blocks and neck are Mahogany, with Ebony used for the head plate, fingerboard bridge and binding. The rosette has a ring of Abalone, but otherwise this guitar is quite simply but elegantly adorned;  a line of purfling follows the complete top including around the arm-rest and around the fingerboard tag.  

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Price: $7650 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ William Laskin Classical Guitar, 1994

‼️Reduced‼️ William Laskin Classical Guitar, 1994

This William Laskin Classical guitar was built during 1994 at Laskin’s shop in Toronto, with a Cedar top and Indian Rosewood back and sides. William Laskin is one of the top luthiers in not only Canada; his work is highly regarded worldwide. Having worked with Jean Larrivee, as did other prominent Canadian builders including David Wren Linda Manzer and G W Barry, Laskin is known for top quality work and incredible engraved inlays.

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Price: $4500 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ William Laskin 7 String Acoustic Guitar, 1992

‼️Reduced‼️ 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: $9500 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ William Laskin 12 String Acoustic Guitar, 1989

❌SOLD❌ William Laskin 12 String Acoustic Guitar, 1989

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.

Used
Price: $5500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ William Laskin Classical Guitar, 2003

❌SOLD❌ William Laskin Classical Guitar, 2003

This William Laskin classical guitar with Laskin armrest was built in Toronto during 2003 with Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood. This custom ordered guitar features Celtic Knot decorations on the headstock, fifth and seventh frets, using engraved Copper, Marcasite, and Mother of Pearl. In addition to the Knot markings, there’s a discreetly small copper triangle inlaid on the edge of the fingerboard marking the seventh fret.

Used
Price: $4950 CAD

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