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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: $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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❌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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❌SOLD❌ William Laskin 7 String Classical Guitar, 1980

❌SOLD❌   William Laskin 7 String Classical Guitar, 1980

Built in 1980 at his Toronto shop, this William Laskin 7-string classical is in excellent condition, and plays well. Showing a clear influence of his work with Jean Larrivee – Laskin was Larrivee’s first apprentice in 1970 – this guitar features a sharp Florentine cutaway body built with German Spruce and Indian Rosewood, with Mahogany for the neck and Ebony for the bridge and fingerboard. The headplate is also Indian Rosewood.

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Price: $5,000.00 CAD

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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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