Laskin Mid-Size Guitar: A Very Special Build To Celebrate TNAG's 10th Anniversary
In celebration of The North American Guitar reaching its milestone 10th Anniversary in 2020, we are incredibly excited to announce our stunning collaboration with one of the world's greatest luthiers, William 'Grit' Laskin of Laskin Guitars.
"Grit and I have been discussing this exciting project at length for some time now and it only seemed fitting to team up with his immaculate talent and almost 50 years' experience to commemorate our 10th Anniversary. Combining the heritage of TNAG's UK foundation intertwined with our new partnership with Cotten Music to form TNAG Nashville, Grit envisioned the English Rose and Cotton Bud intertwined to create a true masterpiece. We are just so very proud to announce this stunning instrument to the world so, from us all, Grit, thank you for vision, dedication, and talent to make this project come to life." Ben Montague.
Grit is the first and only musical instrument maker to receive Canada’s most prestigious national craft award, the Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence. He is also the originator of the built-in 'Armrest' and 'Ribrest' edge bevel, co-originator of the 'Sideport' soundhole and world renowned for his inlay art. It's safe to say that his talent is above and beyond and we are so excited to be bringing this guitar into the TNAG Showroom.
The commemorative guitar will be a Laskin 'Mid-Size' Model. This model is almost as big as a dreadnought in its width, upper bout and lower bout, but reduced in depth and features rounded lines. This guitar will be built with a beautiful set of African Blackwood for the back and sides, complete with a Sapwood centre, paired with a Mastergrade Sitka Spruce top. Of course, we couldn't pass the opportunity to make use of Laskin's acclaimed inlay art, with a very special design featuring on the headstock of this guitar.
- Model: ‘MID-SIZE’
- Back & Sides: African Blackwood, With Sapwood Centre
- Top: AAAA Sitka Spruce
- Neck: Honduras Mahogany
- Fretboard, Bridge, Binding: Ebony
- Scale Length: 650 MM. = 25.6 Inches
- Tuners: Gotoh with Ebony Buttons
- Strings: D’ADDARIO Lights
- Case: Hoffee