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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
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❌SOLD❌ William Laskin Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1987

❌SOLD❌ 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.

Used
Price: $2,999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ William Laskin Steel String Guitar Brazilian, 2005

❌SOLD❌ 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.  

Used
Price: $7,650.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ William Laskin Custom Steel String for Bill Collings, 1992

❌SOLD❌ William Laskin Custom Steel String for Bill Collings, 1992

This William Laskin Custom is very unusual – built to order during 1992 by one of Canada’s finest luthiers for one of the USA’s best – the late Bill Collings. William Laskin began building guitars during 1971 with an apprenticeship to Jean Larrivee. He is well known for the very high quality of his guitar construction, and also for the inventiveness and complexity of his engraved inlay work, much of which is spectacular. 

Used
Price: $4,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ William Laskin Classical Guitar, 1994

❌SOLD❌  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.

Used
Price: $4,500.00 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: $5,500.00 CAD

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