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❌SOLD❌ William Laskin Classical Guitar, 2001


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It is always inspiring to see an exceptionally fine instrument like this William Laskin classical guitar. The entire instrument demonstrates the highest skill, from the wood selection, construction details, finishing, and of course tone and playability.

As Laskin instruments go, this classical guitar is fairly plain in terms of added decoration. William Laskin is very highly skilled at engraved inlay and his work is recognized worldwide.

However, this guitar, built during 2001 at Laskin’s shop in Toronto, Canada, needs no decoration beyond the spectacular grain of its Brazilian Rosewood back, sides, headplate and bridge. This set shows off the key visual elements of this species – the dark veining, deep patterning, and a subtle orange glow. The top is red cedar, the neck spanish cedar, and the fingerboard ebony. The bass bout includes the Laskin Arm-rest, designed to make the player more comfortable without compromising any of the tonal characteristics of the box. It is built in the traditional Spanish method, with a ‘slipper foot’ that the sides slot into.

This is a long-scale, concert grade instrument at 654mm scale length and 53mm nut width, and the fingerboard has a very slight crown. Gold-plated Sloan tuners with ebony buttons are at the headstock.

There aren’t many higher-quality instruments than this. It has been played, and is in good condition with light wear and a few small marks to the light weight, gloss finish. A black Calton case is included.


Price: $6,450.00 CAD
  • Model: Classical Guitar
  • Year: 2001
  • Finish Natural Gloss
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 2001
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 11/04/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including Hard case
  • Scale Length: 25.75in 654mm
  • Nut Width: 2.086in 53mm
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