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⚌Reduced‼ Laskin Short Scale Classical Guitar Natural, 2020

⚌Reduced‼ Laskin Short Scale Classical Guitar Natural, 2020

This William Laskin Short Scale Classical guitar, built during 2020 in Toronto, pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Wenge for the sides and back. In terms of being short scale – the scale length used here is 640mm or 25.19 inches. ‘Standard’ full concert scale length is 650mm, or 25.59 inches. The 10mm does make a noticeable difference in how easy it is to reach for low position fingerings! Aside from extremely high levels of general skill, one of the things William Laskin is known for is his work with engraved inlay, and many of his instruments feature examples, from the simple to the wildly complex.

Used
Price: $5,500.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Laskin Cutaway Classical Blackwood and Cedar, 2017

❌SOLD❌ Laskin Cutaway Classical Blackwood and Cedar, 2017

Elegantly understated, this long-scale William Laskin Cutaway Classical features a Red Cedar top and African Blackwood for the sides, back, bridge and head plate. Here we’re looking at a Laskin Cutaway Classical, built during 2017 at his shop in Toronto. This is a longer scale instrument at 658mm or 25.9 inches – standard classical length is 650mm or 25.59 inches. The nut is also slightly wider at 53.11mm or 2.091 inches.

Used
Price: $7,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Laskin Cedar Top Steel String Guitar, 1977

❌SOLD❌ 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

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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

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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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