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New Laskin 'The Blue Trumpet' Brazilian/Sitka
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Status
Sold
Brand
Laskin
Product Year
2011
Model
Midsize Steel String The Blue Trumpet
Serial #
151210
New/Preowned
New
SKU
2794
Condition
New
Body Type(s)
Medium, Grand Concert
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Laskin Mosaic
Top Trim
45 Style Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Custom Inlay, Blue Trumpet, What a wonderful world
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Custom
Headstock Inlay
Custom Inlay of Louis Armstrong
Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Chrome with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
Florentine
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20.125 in
Upper Bout
12 in
Lower Bout
15.875 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
25.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
647.7 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.19 in
String Spacing (mm)
55.626 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - Calton Flight Case
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Description

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.

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.
 
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.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.19 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

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.
 

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.
 
Just an exquisite musical instrument. The voice is rich and articulate making it a perfect fingerstyle guitar.
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