Rubato’s Lassie is a carbon-fiber stunner delivered straight from South Africa

(Image credit: courtesy of Rubato)

Rubato Guitars hail from an unusual home base – South Africa – and its new flagship build, the Lassie, is likewise anything but common.

The electric guitar, created by the father and son team of Roger and Oliver Lambson, combines classic design with several modern innovations.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.