Grit Laskin Mid-Size Acoustic Guitar, Old-Growth Brazilian Rosewood & Sitka Spruce (50th Anniversary Guitar)

$35,425
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This is an incredibly exciting build, as this is a special build to commemorate Grit Laskin's 50 years of guitar building.

This is going to be a Laskin Mid-Size body featuring a sensational set of old-growth Brazilian Rosewood for the back & sides, paired with a Sitka Spruce top. Featuring a Florentine Cutaway, Mahogany neck and Ebony Fretboard and Bridge. 
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Grit Laskin is known for his phenomenal inlay art, and we will be seeing this in this instrument. The inlay theme is celebrating his 50th year of lutherie, with some key aspects of Grit’s work and influences, exploring a known musician (who is based in England!) that had an immense influence on Grit from a young age, mixed in with some self-referential aspects of Grit’s actual inlay processes, and yes he will make an appearance in the design.

  • Mid-size body
  • Florentine Cutaway
  • Back & Sides: old-growth Brazilian Rosewood with sapwood centre
  • Top: AAAAA Sitka
  • Neck: Honduras mahogany, with Laskin’s ‘fast- neck’ oil finish
  • Fretboard: Ebony, bound in ebony
  • Bridge: ebony, with ebony w/ abalone dots bridge pins
  • Body binding: Ebony + w/b/w strip
  • Scale length: 650mm
  • Nut width: 44mm
  • Body depth at tail block: 11 cm
  • Lower bout: 16 inches across lower bout)
  • Tuners: Gotoh with ebony buttons
  • Inlay Art on full neck and within the sapwood on the back
  • Case, Hoffee carbon fibre
  • Strings, D’Addario lights
  • ETA: Sept 2021

Inlay Title: GRIT GIVES PEGGY A HAND

"As I mentioned to Ben, I have depicted many well known musicians in inlay, a number of which have not been seen by the public—have been completed post the latest book.
Anyway, responding to Ben’s suggestion of depicting some influences, I acknowledged that the British Folk Revival was one of the strongest influences on my music. And to this day I still play with the same band I’ve been in since age 18, and we are focused on British Trad music—and related new songs/tunes in the idiom. And the British Folk revival (which continues to this day!) was sparked by Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger (they were married). As you know, Peggy is Pete’s sister. Over and above that pedigree, and her influence, she also has become a friend to my wife and me over the past decade or two.
IMOPORTANT: I have informed Peggy that I will be including her portrait in this story and she is 100% on board, actually told me she was honoured (but that’s how I feel!). So, all is well in terms of you being public about this.
So, starting at the headstock we see it’s dominated by a lovely portrait of Peggy with her banjo. Above and behind her is Ewan, who will be ‘grey-scaled’ by blending him slightly into the clear turquoise blue sky around him. You will note that her lowest hand is not quite in position.
Moving into the fretboard we see a large version of my hand bringing the missing hand to where it needs to go.
Behind the hand is a reproduction of a humorous sign on my workshop door.
Then, the rest of the fretboard depicts my main workroom in the shop and you see me at the bench cutting inlay.
This latter section was the nightmare of cutting, to reproduce all the bits of my workshop—things on the wall, on the benches, tools being used, etc. I really wanted it to resemble my reality.
So, in the end, this inlay is about me—where I work, how I work, seen in the act of working—and Peggy, finally honouring a brilliant artist (still writing and performing at age 84!) and a dear friend."- Grit Laskin

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Laskin

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.

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