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Gaskell LEGACY models were made between 2007-2012 and are discontinued. 


The original guitar that inspired me for the Gaskell M SERIES was designed by Australian guitarist Brad Kelly of the 1980's Heavy Metal band Heaven. It later became associated with legendary guitarist Marty Friedman who subsequently popularized it.

I introduced the The Gaskell "M-Series" (M for "Metal") in 2008. It was the second guitar I produced. At that time originals were not available in left hand. I do not know if this is still the case in the 2020s?


The first models came with a basswood body and maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard. There was a choice of Floyd Rose tremolo or Fender fixed bridge. Later models were all Floyd Rose equipped. I often did EMG, Seymour Duncan, and DiMarzio upgrades as part of the PRO SERIES.


This model was a steady seller but unfortunately I had to discontinue it in 2011. In the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis the Australian dollar had become ridiculously overvalued against the US dollar, Euro, and British Pound which resulted in any and all Australian products becoming too expensive for overseas customers for no reason other than the terrible exchange rate. Many large Australian businesses which operated internationally went out of business because of this. (This was the actual reason we had to stop producing factory go full Custom shop.) Sadly I had to let a few models go, and this was one of them.

For more information on the Gaskell M Series please CLICK HERE (Legacy Gaskell FAQ)

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