Gordon-Smith Guitars are handcrafted guitars made in the small town of Partington near Manchester, UK. Established since 1974, it is the longest running contemporary guitar company in England.
The company name is made up of the founding partners' names. ‘Gordon’ and ‘Smith’. Only the ‘Smith’ part of the partnership remains now; in the shape of John Smith. John turned a love of guitars allied with a lifelong obsession with fiddling with all things mechanical, into the UK’s longest continuous producer of guitars. From early on, John's wife Linda and associate Chris, were on board, adding their vital contributions and sheer hard graft.
The guitars have been the workhorses of many British/European pro and semi-pro bands for nearly 40 years and long may Gordon-Smith Guitars continue the tradition.
John Smith is a remarkable luthier and Gordon-Smith Guitars are fine examples of his craftsmanship. They are attractive, solidly built, practical, well designed, simple and extremely playable.
Gordon-Smith Guitars are to England as Gibson Guitars are to the USA