Wondering which Gordon Smith guitars and basses are currently available? Well, you’re in the right place!
Gordon Smith Guitars was founded in 1974 by Gordon Whitham and John Smith in Manchester, England, and is the UK’s longest running electric guitar brand.
The company produces a small range of highly customisable guitars and basses which are aimed at the working musician.
Each left handed Gordon Smith guitar is hand made in England with love, which is incredible when you consider the very reasonable price point that these instruments occupy.
Some interesting facts about Gordon Smith for you before we look at the instruments. They were the first manufacturer to offer coil-tapped humbuckers. They have also been rated top in a table for the use of sustainable woods in guitar construction!
But what left handed Gordon Smith guitars are available? Let’s see…
Gordon Smith Left Handed Guitars
Gordon Smith is a very lefty friendly company indeed, with all of their guitars being available to order left handed at no additional cost. Excellent!
The image above shows a small selection of the models available from Gordon Smith. Additional guitars, finishes, and other options are also available, so be sure to take a look at their website to see exactly what is on offer.
As far as building your guitar is concerned, you can specify the body and neck woods, pickup configurations, finish color, tuners, bridge type…the list goes on! You can even order many of these guitars as 12-string guitars!
Also keep in mind that many can be ordered as either a double-cut or as a single cut variation.
The GS is the one that started it all, and is currently the most affordable of the Gordon Smith range. It is available as either a double cut or single cut version.
There are 3 different models available – the GS1, GS1.5, and GS2. The only differences between the 3 models being that the GS1 includes only a single bridge pickup, and the GS2 has bridge plus neck. The GS1.5 is somewhere in the middle and features your choice of bridge pickup alongside a neck position singlecoil.
A ton of additional options are available to allow you to really put your own stamp on this guitar.
This model is very similar to the GS range above, albeit with the addition of a few premium upgrades. For example select your choice of figured veneer top, as well as body and neck binding. You can also choose to have a burst finish on the back of the body and neck.
Another key difference is the lack of scratchplate for a cleaner, more modern aesthetic. A little extra money for a more premium guitar!
GS Deluxe Semi Solid
Based on the classic Gordon Smith guitar but semi-hollow and with a centre block. Fitted with a two-way truss rod system to keep your neck stable and make adjustments easy via the thumbwheel at the bottom of the neck.
The GS1000 is essentially a souped up version of the GS1. As with the GS1 it is available in both double cut and single cut formats, but the options available have been drastically cut down.
This model is based on the GS1 thick body option and features mahogany back and sides, a Gotoh 510 bridge, metal knobs and a color matched headstock as standard. As with the GS1, the guitar is only available with a single bridge humbucker.
The Graf Standard instantly stands out in the Gordon Smith line-up thanks to its unique body shape. The company describes it as being small-bodied and lightweight, but with a powerful huge sound.
It is available with either a standard or thinline body, and a huge number of other options are available to help you design your dream guitar.
This guitar is more or less the same as the Standard model above, albeit with the addition of a few optional premium upgrades. For example, choose from a plethora of highly figured top veneers, add a burst finish on the back, or pick from a variety of binding options.
Like the GS Deluxe, this model also ditches the scratchplate for a cleaner, more modern look.
An instantly recognisable design which you can customise and completely make your own. It is available in both standard and thinline body styles, a variety of pickup combinations, and you can even choose figured tops and front and rear body binding for a bit of extra bling.
You can also ditch the scratchplate and the front control plate for a cleaner look.
The T-Graf gives you the body of the Graf and the pickup and control layout of the Classic T to give you the best of both worlds.
The Guardian is a new and improved version of the now discontinued GS-90 which Gordon Smiths hopes will align more with the needs of the modern guitarist.
It features a modern, thinner body with comfortable contours, a shorter than usual 24.625″ scale length, and fantastic upper fret access. It is available with similar choices to the GS range with the only difference between models being the pickup configuration.
There are also premium upgrades such as burst finishes on the rear and AAA flamed maple fretboards.
Available as both a single cutaway and double cutaway design, the Graduate is a stunning carved top beauty with a ton of customisable options.
With a small offset body and lightweight design the Gatsby is a comfortable guitar to play, and with the usual Gordon Smith pickup options this one guitar can see you from the opening chord to the final encore.
A timeless classic design matched with Gordon Smith Guitars build quality and an extensive range of options.
This slim body guitar with 24.625? scale length and a wide range of timber options is one of the brand’s most popular models to date.
Fitted with GSG precision machine heads, traditional wrap over bar bridge and two way truss rod system along with GSG coil tapped humbucker pickup as standard, you cannot go wrong!
A classic design with the distinctive Gordon Smith build quality. Choose from a wide range of options to create your custom GSG.
The Griffin is Gordon Smith’s take on a classic rock guitar. These hand-crafted instruments have a slightly smaller body and are light in weight, making them comfortable and accessible for all players!
Gordon Smith’s updated bass guitar takes inspiration from the award-winning GS1000. As with all Gordon Smith instruments, the bass has a selection of custom options available to make it uniquely yours.
The new 22 fret bass model has a 44mm body, 32? scale length, 38mm nut and features Seymour Duncan quarter pounder PJ pickups. This perfectly balanced instrument will drive any band all night long.
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