An icon of the Punk era and a mainstay of British guitar making, Gordon Smith guitars were the brainchild of Manchester guitar makers John Smith and Gordon Whittam and for over 30 years were built down the road from Forsyths in Partington. In 2015 John announced his intention to hang up...
An icon of the Punk era and a mainstay of British guitar making, Gordon Smith guitars were the brainchild of Manchester guitar makers John Smith and Gordon Whittam and for over 30 years were built down the road from Forsyths in Partington. In 2015 John announced his intention to hang up his tools and head for sunnier climates, and the company was aquired by Auden Guitars. John spent his final year with the company sharing secrets and transitioning the build process and a new chapter has now begun with the instruments built in Northhampton.
Forsyths were long standing customers of John's and have seen a few hundred Gordon Smiths pass through our hands over the many years we have stocked them, so we have been keeping a close eye on the change over and are delighted to report that the first guitars coming out of the new workshop are absolutely fantastic, capturing the spirit and identity of the originals and mantaining a very high level of build quality.
We try to always have examples of the popular models of Gordon Smith in stock and ready to buy, but if you are thinking of ordering a slightly more unusual Gordon Smith please do not hesitate to drop us a line - there's nothing we like more than getting stuck into a custom build project!
Master grade hand selected redwood top with 6mm cap Rosewood fretboard GSG P90 and GSG humbucker pickups Gotoh X Chrome 510 machine heads Comes with hard case
One piece mahogany body with maple cap Mahogany neck 43mm nut width Rosewood fretboard Comes with hardcase
SG body style with GS P90 Korina body Gotoh bridge Chrome hardware Comes with GS hard case
Mahogany body and neck with "Black Fox' finish 2 x Gordon Smith humbuckers Tunomatic bridge and stop tailpiece Comes with Gordon Smith hard case
Designed by Forsyth Morris Minor finish Custom pickguard GS humbucker pickups Gotoh wraptail bridge Available in Clipper Blue (pictured), Sage Green, Trafalgar Blue, Burgundy, Highway Yellow Note: This design is now made to order only - delivery time is 8-12 weeks Current Price starts at £999 for above spec, custom options available
Brazilian cedar body and neck Thick body profile Ebony fingerboard Homewould GS P90 Soap Bar pickups Comes with hard case
Brazilian cedar body and neck 'No Cut' slim body profile Rosewood fingerboard GS P90 Dogear pickups Comes with hard case NB this guitar is currently in stock in Sea Foam but available to order in other colours with a 8-12 week delivery time Available in two tone Sea Foam Green, Ruby Red or Vintage Gold
Handmade in the UK Mahogany body and neck Single Gordon Smith humbucker Comes with custom hard case