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New Laskin Midsize Steel String The Blue Trumpet - Acoustic Guitar

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Grit Laskin built this amazing showpiece for this year's Montreal Guitar Show. It is called 'The Blue Trumpet' and features a wonderous inlay theme with the words 'What A Wonderful World' adorning the fingerboard. The letters themselves are the Ebony board showing through the surround of various Pearl. Inside of the first 6 letters you will discoverd the Blue Trumpet in great detail. Topping it off on the headplate is an iconic image of the infectious smile of Louie Armstrong, simply one of the finest musicians to ever inspire us all.

For all it's art, this is also perhaps the finest sounding Laskin instrument we've played. Grit told DG owner Paul Heumiller how delighted he was with the voice when he first enjoyed playing it in his living room. We have to agree, the Brazilian is very old and has the brick red hues we know indicate great sounding wood. As always Grit's Sitka stash is out of the ordinary and just astonishly good sounding. Full of color and capable of great emotion. This instrument is completed with two Laskin Bevels, for arm and ribs, and a side soundport. We are simply delighted to offer this 'The Blue Trumpet' from Grit Laskin.

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Artists who play instruments by this builder: Paco Pena, Rik Emmett

Grit Laskin built this amazing showpiece for this year's Montreal Guitar Show. It is called 'The Blue Trumpet' and features a wonderous inlay theme with the words 'What A Wonderful World' adorning the fingerboard. The letters themselves are the Ebony board showing through the surround of various Pearl. Inside of the first 6 letters you will discoverd the Blue Trumpet in great detail. Topping it off on the headplate is an iconic image of the infectious smile of Louie Armstrong, simply one of the finest musicians to ever inspire us all.

For all it's art, this is also perhaps the finest sounding Laskin instrument we've played. Grit told DG owner Paul Heumiller how delighted he was with the voice when he first enjoyed playing it in his living room. We have to agree, the Brazilian is very old and has the brick red hues we know indicate great sounding wood. As always Grit's Sitka stash is out of the ordinary and just astonishly good sounding. Full of color and capable of great emotion. This instrument is completed with two Laskin Bevels, for arm and ribs, and a side soundport. We are simply delighted to offer this 'The Blue Trumpet' from Grit Laskin.

    Woods & Trim
  • Back/Sides: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Rosette: Laskin Mosaic
  • Binding: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Bindings: Ebony
  • Headplate: Custom
  • Headstock Bindings: None
  • Headstock Inlay: Custom Inlay of Louis Armstrong
  • Top Trim: Wood Lines in 45 Style
  • Back Strip: Marquetry
  • Fret Markers: Custom Inlay, Blue Trumpet, What a wonderful world
  • Tuners: Gotoh 510s
  • Tuner Finish: Chrome With Ebony Buttons
    Measurements
  • Body Size: Medium
  • Scale: 25 1/2 in. (647.7 mm)
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4 in. (44.5 mm)
  • String Spacing: 2 3/16 in. (55.65 mm)
  • Body Length: 20 in.
  • Upper Bout: 11 5/8 in.
  • Lower Bout: 15 7/8 in.
  • Serial #: 151210
  • Body Depth @Neck Heel: 3 7/8 in.
  • Body Depth @Tail Block: 4 1/4 in.
  • Frets to body: 14
    Extras
  • Cutaway: Florentine
  • Pickguard: Clear
  • Case: Calton Deluxe Flight Case
  • Pickup: None
  • Condition: New
Artists who play instruments by this builder: Paco Pena, Rik Emmett
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New Laskin Midsize Steel String The Blue Trumpet -  Acoustic Guitar Player Reviews

Player Reviews:

"Many of you may know Grit Laskin for his inlay art, as he is one of the very best in the entire world. But you may not know he is a very gifted guitarist and performs regularly. To me this combination is what makes Laskin guitars special. He creates instruments that are indeed art of the highest quality, but they are always outstanding tools for making music as well. This guitar has an amazing voice that I just love, it is big and alive sounding with articulation and wonderful overtones as well. I feel I can express a wide array of moods very easily and it always plays with ease. The inlay is awe-inspiring, Louie Armstrong is one of the musician's I would see on TV as a kid that inspired me to want to play. Seeing his big smile while he was on stage told me making music was a worthwhile pursuit. To me this instrument, 'The Blue Trumpet', captures all of that inspiration." - Paul Heumiller

"Just an exquisite musical instrument. The voice is rich and articulate making it a perfect fingerstyle guitar. And, as expected, it is a one of a kind museum piece because of the art inlaid into the neck and peghead." - Al Petteway