Luthier

Laskin

Luthier
William 'Grit' Laskin
Founded
1971
Location
Canada

Grit Laskin wears many hats. His primary one is that of guitarmaker, a profession he has pursued since 1971. His steel-string, classical and flamenco guitars are known and coveted by artists and enthusiasts around the world.

Not only is Grit known globally for his lutherie talents, but he has also won many awards, including Canada’s prestigious Saidye Bronfman Award For Excellence. Alongside this he is a keen musician, co-founder of the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans and founder of Borealis Records.

“The challenge of getting music out of a wooden box—sound that moves human emotions—is never-ending, and never stops being exciting”

I am delighted to be working with Ben and crew at TNAG. They offer players a chance to see and try some of the finest guitars being made today—they scour the luthier world and proactively seek out the very best talent.  There is nothing else like it anywhere in the UK--and now even in Nashville!

The Guitars

Grit offers a Steel String, Flamenco and Classical version. Find out more below...

Models

Steel String

Standard specifications
Top
Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides
Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard
Ebony
Bridge Pins
Ebony with shell dot
Tuners
Gotoh 510 Machine Heads with Ebony Buttons
Scale Length
650mm
Nut Width
44mm

Flamenco

Standard specifications
Top
Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides
Spanish Cypres
Neck
Spanish Cedar
Fingerboard
Ebony
Bridge Pins
Ebony with shell dot
Friction Pegs
Ebony with Shell or Ivory caps
Scale Length
655mm
Nut Width
52mm

Classical

Standard specifications
Top
Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides
Indian Rosewood
Neck
Spanish Cedar with Carbon Graphite
Binding
Mitred
Bridge
Rosewood
Tuners
Sloane Waverley
Fingerboard
Ebony
Scale Length
650mm
Nut Width
52mm

Why Buy From The North American Guitar

Secure payment methods

We accept all major credit and debit cards as well as PayPal or bank and wire transfers

Flexible finance options

We offer an array of flexible finance options so that you can secure your dream guitar

Safe and secure packaging

All instruments ship in triple-layered guitar boxes stuffed with packing peanuts

Fully insured global shipping

We use the most trustworthy couriers to give peace of mind no matter the location

No hidden fees or taxes

What you see at checkout is what you pay so there are no surprises at your door

72-hour appraisal period

All our guitars come with an appraisal period meaning easy returns if you’re not satisfied