The Gaskell Classic is the guitar that put Gaskell Guitars on the map. That was in 2007. It is our flagship model.
I started with left hand Explorers because for over 50 years Gibson did not make them in left hand. As a left handed guitarist myself, it was my own frustration and feelings of betrayal that motivated me in the first place. Times have changed since then and Gibson offers left handed Explorers now, but your choices are still very limited.
The Gaskell Classic is the ultimate left handed Explorer-style guitar. My version is slightly smaller and more rounded than a Gibson. It is not a clone. Legacy models were first made with basswood bodies and maple necks. then mahogany bodies and maple necks. Some were specially made with ash bodies. Economic and world events eventually made it impossible to continue to make factory guitars and from 2013 all Gaskell guitars have been 100% made in Australia as individual Custom shop builds.
The base model is built with genuine Swietenia mahogany for body and neck, and with Madagascar rosewood for the fingerboard. TonePros hardware is standard, as are SH2/SH4 Seymour Duncan pickups. Other pickups, figured caps, custom inlays, Floyd Rose tremolo, gold hardware, locking tuners, coil tap, etc, are all options. If you want something more than an "arctic white" or "antique natural" left handed Explorer, then today is your lucky day. You can have exactly the left handed Explorer you want!
A Gaskell CLASSIC starts from AU$ 3990 (about US$ 2900) depending on options and finishes.