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!
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
All mahogany one piece body and neck Rosewood fingerboard Gotoh 510UB Bridge Gordon Smith humbucker pickup with coil top Slim C neck 24 3/4 scale lengh 22 frets (medium jumbo) 425mm nut width Deluxe hard case
All mahogany one piece body and neck Tunomatic bridge and tailpiece Schertler tuners Gordon Smith coil splittable humbucker pickups 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
Designed in collaboration between Forsyth and Gordon Smith and exclusive to us GS2 body style with two GS humbuckers Lacquer finish taken from 60s Morris Minor colours Gotoh bridge Cream plastics with custom design pickguard Chrome hardware
Single cut slimline design Cedar body with Mahogany neck Twin Gordon Smith Humbuckers with coil split Wraparound bridge Gloss white finish Made in Higham Ferrers, UK Note this guitar has a big ding on the side right next to the jack socket. Fortunately it's in about the best possible place to have a ding so you'll never see it, but we've reduced the...
Single cut slimline design Single coil splitable humbucker Wraparound bridge Mahogany body and neck Made in Highan Ferrers, UK