2021 News!


Post-Covid Australia is not the same country it used to be. Opportunist politicians using the Mainstream Media as their mouthpieces have subverted our democracy and rights. Our corrupt leaders have re written laws to take away our basic human rights. All government agencies in this country, including the ones supposed there to "protect our rights", are in on it. I need not explain. It's the same in every other country in the world. This was a unified assault on a global scale. These last 2 years have been mind boggling to me. The lies, the deception. The pure EVIL of this agenda. "Covid" has become the convenient excused to crush the People.  


Early on we thought our prime minister was not going to bend to the agenda being pushed on all countries of the world that the World Bankers call "The Great Reset." The architect of this agenda is Klaus Schwab leader of the "World Economic Forum" (WEF.) The corrupt "United Nations" is the one-world-government empowered to do their bidding. Alas, our prime minister caved in to the agenda, with millions of dollars of Pfizer bribes to sweeten the deal. Australia is now a pseudo-Communist regime. In neighbouring New Zealand, their leader is a card-carrying Communist and it is public knowledge she has fully signed up for the Klaus Schwab one-world-one-government communist agenda. These FACTS are so out in the open that it is mind boggling (to me) how dumb people still are to not see this. Stupid people. 


Needless to say, the number of Australian businesses, families, and lives that have been destroyed by the Goebbels-style propaganda and tyranny that has taken place in these last two years in this country has made it very very difficult for any niche market business to survive, and that sadly includes left handed guitars.  If people don't have money they are not going to buy things. Welcome to the Present Day! As with the rest of the world, the cost of living in Australia has skyrocketed and our fuel prices have doubled. People are being driven into POVERTY. Life is NOT GOOD in Australia. it hasn't been for a long time. The attack on this country has been many years in the making. I am sure no matter what country you are in right now you share the same suffering. "We are all in this together" they said. Yeah, we are. Suffering and under global dictatorship thanks to Klaus Schwab and his WEF, and his "United Nations" one-world-government. In the published words of Klaus Schwab: "You will own nothing and you will be happy." The future does not look great. Under communist rule people are no more than "worker bees" for the Elite. Anyone striving to be more than an obedient slave is crushed.  There is NOTHING good about Communism. 


For now I have stopped producing guitars and I am angry. The last two years of tyranny have been the final nail in this coffin. ... Thank you all you great lefty guitar players out there. I hope you SURVIVE this. As long as these evil World Banker families rule this planet, we are doomed. Don't be lazy about this. You have to face up to Reality before you can be aware of the "bigger picture." This is not just going to "go away." Not this time. Good luck!

JUNE 2021.


Just when we thought we were out of the woods.... Covid again. This is getting mighty boring (and stupid.) Lockdowns in Sydney. Work has been put on hold for the two weeks the NSW government expects to keep us imprisoned in our homes.

MAY 2021.


Our good friend Neal from Leftfretz.com has just published a terrific article on guitar SCALE LENGTH. This is a very important subject when it comes to custom-built guitars. You don't have a say in the matter when you buy an off-the-shelf guitar but if a custom scale length is important to you and what you want is different to a mass produced equivalent, then this information is important and relevant to get your build right. I refer you directly to the Leftfretz web site for this excellently presented information. https://leftyfretz.com/guitar-scale-length-explained/


I get a lot of questions about the Legacy Gaskells. As a result I have spent a lot of time putting together a FAQ to answer all your questions. I had never done this before. CLICK HERE (can also be accessed from the RESOURCE page, see above tab.) This FAQ page is intended to have everything you need to know or would like to know about our 2007-2012 factory-made models, e.g. how to date your guitar, what it is made of, when things changed, where things came from. I may have forgotten things so if you have any other questions go ahead and email me.





I have successfully recovered some of the key information that was lost from the old website when it was hijacked which much of it had to be done from scratch. Some of it I have had to re do, from memory. If you see something that is wrong or that I have obviously forgotten about please let me know in an email. Here are the new articles and all can be accessed by going to the RESOURCES page herein. They are:



 I have been through storage and have found a number of N.O.S guitars, unfinished or not even assembled. ALL ARE FOR SALE.  No pictures until finished unless you are really keen to take one now sight unseen. 


  • ** SOLD ** GASKELL CLASSIC SINGLE PICKUP WITH FLOYD ROSE. Colour: white with chrome hardware. Factory-made body, built in 2009 or 2010. Has some scuffs from storage and because of it's age the colour has started to go an off-white colour. A slightly "aged" or "antique" look. Very nice! Genuine rosewood fingerboard. I will be assembling this guitar from N.O.S Gaskell parts and it will be fitted with EMG 81/85s. It will be recorded as a N.O.S 2021 build. Price: AU$ 2000 (US$ 1590, GBP 1125, Euro 1300.)


  • ** SOLD ** GASKELL CLASSIC SINGLE PICKUP WITH FLOYD ROSE. Colour: transparent cherry red with chrome hardware. Factory-made body, built in 2009 or 2010. Grain and colour is very nice. Genuine rosewood fingerboard. There are some small scuff marks from storage. I will attempt to buff those out when I finish it. I will be assembling this guitar from N.O.S Gaskell parts + Seymour Duncan JB/59 pickups. It will be recorded as a N.O.S 2021 build. Price: AU$ 2000 (US$ 1590, GBP 1125, Euro 1300.)

  • GASKELL CLASSIC ONE-OFF UNFINISHED BUILD. I have also found an Australian-built Gaskell Classic which was never finished. The body is basswood and it was painted matt black in 2017 and never finished. It has been routed for two pickups and a Floyd Rose tremolo. I will be assembling this guitar with N.O.S Gaskell parts, and EMG 81/85 or Seymour Duncan 59/JB pickups which I have brand new, unused. Contact me if you would like to buy this one-off guitar. It will be recorded as a N.O.S 2021 build. Special price to move it on to someone else quickly is AU$ 2500. That's almost HALF PRICE, people. Contact me if you want it. 


  • **NO LONGER FOR SALE** GASKELL EAGLE UNFINISHED. Charles will be finishing an incomplete Custom shop EAGLE build. It is charcoalburst with a flamed maple top. It has twin humbucking pickups with Seymour Duncan 59/JB combo and 5-way selector and a Hipshot wraparound bridge. This was to be a stock guitar but we never finished it. I will sell it if someone is interested in it. If not, I will keep it for myself. Price is AU$ 4000 = US$ 3200 = Euro 2600 = GBP  2249. It will be ready by the end of March 2021.  

  • ** SOLD ** NEW OLD STOCK LIMITED EDITION 2011 FIRESTARTER. I have a N.O.S 2011 Limited Edition Firestarter. One of only 6 made. This one was not sold at the time because it needed some finishing and I never got to it and then forgot all about it. In addition to a setup I need to change the selector switch and re-do the nut on it. After that it will be for sale. Priced to clear. I have lost the pick guard for it so it will be without a pickguard. I am not going to make one for it. Price = AU$ 650 (US$ 500, GBP 362, Euro 422.) If I was to build this same guitar in Custom shop it would cost you AU$ 4000.

FEBRUARY 2021. I have met newly with Charles Cilia and we have made an agreement to build the core Gaskell models as custom shop builds in 2021: CLASSIC / XBASS (Explorer) FIRESTARTER / THUNDERBASS (Firebird) and HYBRID (double cut) are the main ones. A left handed Gibson "arctic white" Explorer will cost us AU$4500. For the same money or even a bit less you can get a Gaskell Classic with your choice of woods, hardware, pickups and electronics. The Gaskell Classic is not a clone of the Gibson. We are not breaking any laws.  Turnaround time will improve as time goes on but for now will be about 9 months. As lefty players you have two choices of Gibson originals in 2021. Through Gaskell Custom shop you have NO LIMIT OF CHOICES. Splurge on the opportunity.

JANUARY 2021. Welcome to the new Gaskell Guitars website. The old website was hijacked and I have had to make a new one from scratch due to losing a lot of that information including media (photos.) I will be constantly adding to and tidying up the website for as long as it takes for me to reconstruct the lost material and add or re write other information. Bear with me if some things aren't quite right yet. Have a look through the website. This is an ongoing work in progress. FEEDBACK WELCOME.