Master Classes with Grit Laskin
Grit Laskin is offering two Master Classes:
Saturday, June 24 - 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 25 - 1:30 p.m.
Schedule subject to change
Saturday, June 24 - 2:30 PM
Welcome to Grit Laskin's World! How Does a Guitar Maker Get Music Out of a Wooden Box?
How do pieces of trees create a box that can stir emotion?
Why does the grain of a soundboard always go in a certain direction?
Why do guitarmakers use so many politically incorrect materials?
Why is a Soundhole a misnomer?
Grit guarantees that by the end of this session, you will have a surprisingly new understanding of how an instrument maker pulls music out of a wooden box, not just sound. Stradivarius guitars, disappearing wood species, how a sound wave travels, the origin of the bevel on acoustic guitars, the origin of the side port sound hole - these are just some of the other topics that will be explored in Grit’s anecdote-filled lecture.
SUNDAY, JUNE 25 - 1:30 PM
The Stories Behind Groundbreaking Inlay Art + The 2017 Group of Seven Project
Accompanying a slide show of dozens of samples of Grit’s inlay art, many depicted in his new book, GRAND COMPLICATIONS, Grit will tell the stories behind each of his one-of-a-kind designs.
Additionally, he’ll talk about the new exhibition at the McMichael Gallery of Canadian Art, the GROUP OF SEVEN GUITAR PROJECT, for which seven of Canada’s top luthiers each made a guitar interpreting the work of one of the Group of Seven painters. Grit will show detail images of his guitar that was inspired by F.H. Varley.