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Grand Complications

50 Guitars & 50 Stories from Inlay Artist William “Grit” Laskin

“Grit’s a genius.”

Peggy Seeger, musician and activist

“When I think of Grit Laskin’s guitars the word that comes is ‘breathtaking.’ They are wonderful guitars and more; they are truly works of art that sing.”

—Tom Paxton, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Grammy Foundation

Book Description

William “Grit” Laskin is a master guitarmaker, musician, and songwriter, an artist and a storyteller. Grand Complications is a look inside Laskin’s creative process—how he teases out a client’s interests and intentions, how he brings them to life in his mind and on paper, and how he builds an instrument of extraordinary sound and beauty.

PRAISE

“A full-colour feast for the eyes and senses.”—Penguin Eggs Magazine

“Whether whimsical or somber, Laskin’s craftmanship, research, and insights make for an inspiring read and a helluva coffee-table book.” —Acoustic Guitar Magazine

“When I think of Grit Laskin’s guitars the word that comes is ‘breathtaking.’ They are wonderful guitars and more; they are truly works of art that sing.”—Tom Paxton, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Grammy Foundation

“Every guitar is original—unique and rewarding to eye, ear and touch.”—Peggy Seeger, musician and activist

  • hardcover
  • 7.75 × 12 inches
  • 256 pages
  • 978-1-927958-84-1
  • $45.00