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« 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.

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« Reply #1 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.
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017, 06:53:34 AM »

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Original Source: Larrivée  Tradition of Handmade Guitars
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.


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« Reply #3 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.   
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« Reply #4 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.   

I totally agree with you Tom.   
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« Reply #5 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).
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