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❌SOLD❌ Laskin Cedar Top Steel String Guitar, 1977

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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. This can lead the builder to wonder if the owner doesn’t like the guitar enough to play it!

On the other hand, the guitar seen here shows all the signs of having been well used for its intended purpose. And because of that use, it has fully developed its voice and has a very full, rich, resonant and vibrant sound.

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. The tuners are Grover Roto-Matics, the nut and saddle are bone, and a pickup set was installed with output at the endpin jack. A pair of clear plastic scratch plates have been added to the top.   The dot position markers are Mother of Pearl.

This guitar has clearly been used for years. It has had an amount of wear and repairs. There are repaired cracks to the top and back, finish wear to the back, finger or pick wear through the top finish under and past the lower scratch plate, and a number of small dents and dings. At the head, long ago the headstock cracked and repaired, with two dowels visible as part of the repair. It seems quite solid and has not moved for years. Fret wear is moderate to heavy.

With all this, this Laskin Cedar Top guitar plays well and its fully opened voice is fantastic.

A non-original hard shell case is included.


Price: $2,150.00 CAD
  • Model: Steel String
  • Year: 1977
  • Finish Natural
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: 250477 stamped on neck block, label signed as 1977 in Toronto.
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Condition: Fair
  • Date Posted: 16/09/2021

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Not Consignment

  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.884lbs 2.22kg
  • Scale Length: 650mm 25.59in
  • Nut Width: 44.96mm 1.770in
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