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!
Mahogany body Pomelle top Ebony fingerboard 43mm nut width Homewould GS humbucker pickups
Master grade hand selected maple burl 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
Korina one piece body and neck Ebony fingerboard 43mm nut width GSG P90 pickup Comes with hardcase
Brazilian cedar body and neck Thick body profile Ebony fingerboard Homewould GS P90 Soap Bar pickups Comes with hard case
All mahogany one piece body and neck 12 String Rosewood fingerboard Tunomatic bridge and tailpiece Slim C neck 24 3/4 scale lengh 22 frets 425mm nut width Deluxe hard case
Thick body GS design with chambering Poplar body and cap Gotoh Adjustable bridge Twin coil splittable GSG humbuckers Made in Higham Ferrers, UK