“Artist” isn’t descriptive enough. “Craftsman-genius” really comes closer to the mark. William “Grit” Laskin makes exquisite custom inlays on his gorgeous handmade guitars.
Laskin worked with Gene Larivee during the early 1970’s. He opened his own shop and quickly made a name for himself with his one-of-a-kind work. He also plays many different instruments and is a songwriter.
“Anybody who has seen his work or read his book knows he is one of the most talented inlay artists of our time. The aesthetics, style and precision of his craft are just off the charts…very high-level work with real style.”
—Paul Reed Smith, PRS Guitars
He completes a dozen guitars a year, all custom order, and maintains a waiting list. Wish I could add my name to it.