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Title: Grit Laskin
Post by: headsup on September 06, 2017, 01:23:16 PM
To my knowledge I believe William "Grit" Laskin was one of Jeans very first apprentices.

Hooking up with Grit at the Group of Seven Guitar show in the spring, we got a copy of his deluxe hard cover book.
 the blurry print on the cover says
50 guitars
50 stories

for guitar folks, especially Larrivee folks it's a great addition.

Grit took inlay "art" and took it to a level unprecedented.

Most of the designs are commissions, many are just his concepts.



Title: Re: Grit Laskin
Post by: photodork on September 06, 2017, 11:30:30 PM
He is my favorite inlay artist. There are others who are good but I dont think anyone comes close to his artistry.


Title: Re: Grit Laskin
Post by: ST on September 07, 2017, 06:53:34 AM
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Original Source: Larrivée  Tradition of Handmade Guitars (https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/MC/article/viewFile/21679/25168)
Three Top-Ranking Pupils
Of Larrivee's pupils, three rank with the finest makers in the world: William "Grit" Laskin, David Wren, and Linda Manzer. All apprenticed with Larrivee, openly credit him with pioneering a uniquely Canadian tradition, and are now based in Toronto. Grit Laskin, Larrivee's first apprentice in 1970, explains:

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When I worked with him, he'd only been making guitars for about three years, and he and I worked together. There was nobody else. There wasn't a big workshop. It was a typical master/apprentice relationship, and when I left, he slowly began tak­ing on other people and growing into a production line.


Continue reading ... Larrivée  Tradition of Handmade Guitars (https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/MC/article/viewFile/21679/25168)



Title: Re: Grit Laskin
Post by: ducktrapper on September 07, 2017, 02:18:17 PM
He makes nice guitars. Totally overpriced in my opinion and, for one, I find that amount of inlay grotesque.   :beer


Title: Re: Grit Laskin
Post by: Denis on September 07, 2017, 03:20:15 PM
He makes nice guitars. Totally overpriced in my opinion and, for one, I find that amount of inlay grotesque.   :beer

I totally agree with you Tom.   


Title: Re: Grit Laskin
Post by: headsup on September 07, 2017, 09:00:39 PM
Um, the real point, about the book, and Grit's art is really more about using a guitar as a canvas to speak in an artistic way, which grit is exceptional at.

No, not everybody would want that much "art" on their personal guitar, indeed I find we're all a fairly conservative bunch (around this place anyways).