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 Post subject: Gaskell Guitars shutting down
PostPosted: October 5th, 2015, 10:10 am 
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Just read this on their site (posted in August). It's always a bit of sad news to hear a lefty dealer or builder is going out of business. Gaskell Guitars is an Australian-based company that has specialized in making lefty instruments, primarily Gibson inspired designs. To date, they're the only company I know of that was offering lefty Explorer and Flying V styled basses. I did manage to purchase a lefty Explorer bass (X Bass) from them back in '09, and gave it generally good reviews:

"Completion of Builds + Hiatus

On completion of our current builds we will be going on hiatus indefinitely. We are not taking any more orders but will be concentrating on the builds we have going now. We are already behind on our time frames so every effort will be spent to complete the current orders. It has been a pleasure dealing with all the many left handed guitarists and bassists we have helped over the years."

Best of luck to Kevin and Gaskell.

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PostPosted: October 5th, 2015, 1:36 pm 
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Scream Basses built thirteen lefty basses altogether. I still own three. It's a tough endeavor that I wouldn't wish upon anybody.
Those Gaskell basses look like they're worth the money. If you ever see a Scream Basses bass for sale let me know. I'm buying. ;)

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PostPosted: October 10th, 2015, 10:37 am 
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The photo legend says: "Peter McCulloch Gaskell". I must say you look great on this pic. I really pictured you looking different.


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PostPosted: October 11th, 2015, 2:28 pm 
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Eat your heart out, Caitlyn Jenner! :lol:


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