Figure 1 Publishing

Art + Design / General Non-Fiction

Grand Complications

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

“Grit’s a genius.”

Peggy Seeger, musician and activist

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“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.

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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

BOOK DETAILS

  • Hardcover
  • 7.75 × 12 inches
  • 256 pages
  • 978-1-927958-84-1
  • $45 CAD / $35 USD
  • October 2016