Gordon Smith have made quite the return over the past few years seeing a successful revival of the brand and producing some highly affordable UK-produced models in an impressive assortment of combinations and finishes. This year sees the release of the Gordon Smith Special series, all with satin finishes on thick Brazilian Cedar body and neck.
Looking back to the guitars that started it all in 1974, the GS1 Heritage is a modern recreation of a classic Gordon Smith guitar. These are the guitars that powered Punk, were used and abused by British Rock, thrashed by Grunge and were the cornerstone of Indie. Each guitar is made from a 44mm thick single-piece Brazilian Cedar body and single-piece set neck featuring the unique Gordon Smith tone pocket.
Gordon Smith pioneered the coil-split humbucker in the 1970's and the design combines with our unique GS tone circuit to make these deceptively simple guitars super flexible. Each homewound Gordon Smith humbucker is made on the same machine and to the same specification as the 1974 originals: the pick up that started a Punk Rock revolution.
Every Heritage guitar is hand-built by a team of highly skilled luthiers using individually selected tone woods at our workshop in the heart of England.