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❌SOLD❌ William Laskin Classical Guitar, 2003


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This William Laskin classical guitar with Laskin armrest was built in Toronto during 2003 with Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood. This custom ordered guitar features Celtic Knot decorations on the headstock, fifth and seventh frets, using engraved Copper, Marcasite, and Mother of Pearl. In addition to the Knot markings, there’s a discreetly small copper triangle inlaid on the edge of the fingerboard marking the seventh fret.

Built in the traditional Spanish method – there is a ‘Slipper’ heel that the sides slot into, coupling the neck and body. The top and top braces are Sitka Spruce, paired with Indian Rosewood for the sides and back and a Laskin Armrest, built up of Mahogany or Cedrela softens the edge. The neck, body blocks and back braces are Mahogany, and Ebony is used for the head plate, bridge, the fingerboard and its binding. Sloan tuners with Ebony buttons are installed at the head. There is no pickup and no electronics.

William Laskin’s engraved inlays are always worth close examination. Here, a Celtic Knot was chosen and executed in green Marcasite and copper. On the heads stock, an Oak leave descends from the knot, accompanied by an Acorn done in Mother of Pearl.

This wonderful example of the William Laskin Classical Guitar is in very nice condition with minimal wear; it is presently set up for a fairly high action. It has no appreciable wear from playing or use. The only marking on it is a pair of small dents in the back of the head stock.

The original black Calton hard shell flight case is included.

William Laskin is one of the world’s top luthiers, and has also been recognised for his work promoting Canadian music and arts causes, musicians and artists; he was elevated to the Order of Canada for this work in 2012.


Price: $4,950.00 CAD
  • Model: Classical Guitar
  • Year: 2003
  • Finish Gloss
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: N/A, signed and dated 2003
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 17/06/2019

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 3.74lbs 1.7kg
  • Scale Length: 25.78in 655mm
  • Nut Width: 2.04in 52mm
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