What a proud moment for me personally.
The Gatsby Custom S shows how the already glorious Gatsby model can be transformed in chameleon like style to take on any bolt neck from any era or genre.
Over the past 7 years since Doug Sparkes took over ownership of Gordon Smith - his goal has been to provide guitarists the very best bespoke, personalised and high quality instruments at a price point that is no greater than that of a quality mass produced guitar.
Gordon Smith (AKA Doug!) adheres to a zero compromise approach to quality and they have clearly demonstrated that the very best can be made available at a budget that players can aspire to - as demonstrated by Guitaist Magazines recent 9/10 rave review of the latest Gatsby in its standard form.
Through 2022 I will be bringing you many custom shop Gatsby models but should you need a specific pickup configuration, color or cosmetic styling - just let me know and I will liaise with Doug and ensure we can make your fully personalised instrument.
The Gatsby S - which I had designed for me personally demonstrates just what an incredible and highly specified guitar you can have made by hand here in the UK at a price that is in line with mass-produced brands like Fender, Gibson, Musicman etc.
Unlike when you buy a mass produced, one size fits all brand, Gordon Smith offers you a highly personalized instrument enabling you to enjoy the process of having a guitar made for you by people who care so much about quality and your personal enjoyment of the guitar.
OR... on the rare occasion I have one available - feel free to buy one from stock and save the time waiting!
If you saw the recent awesome review of the Gatsby, this custom option also gives you...
5 way switch selection
3 single coil home wound pickups
Swamp Ash body
AAAAA Roasted Flame maple neck & fingerboard
Gotoh Locking tuners
Rolled Fretboard edges
CTS Pots & Wiring
THANK YOU Gordon Smith for giving me and my customers such exciting guitars!