Last week I sent out a Gordon Smith Graduate and yet again I just had to take a moment to appreciate the pure beauty of the Gordon Smith Graduate. Not just the asthetic beauty but the beauty of the entire concept and ethos behind Gordon Smith guitars which has remained un changed for 30 years.
Just try and take on board what I am saying here. This guitar was hand made, in the UK - the pickups were wound by hand using the most traditional of techniques. There are no computers, no CNC tooling - just good old fashioned chizels, sandpaper and traditional tooling methods.
Every guitar Gordon Smith produces has its own very personal feel. Its just so hard to say what makes them so special but its immediately obvious when you pick one up and play it.
Check out the following picture I took - click on the image for a closer look.
- This must be one of the most beautiful Graduates I have ever seen
Most people would expect to pay £2000 to £3000 for this kind of workmanship so what will a Gordon Smith Graduate cost you in 2011? £888
That's right. £888 for a hand made guitar with unquestionable charisma - without doubt the most charismatic guitar money can buy.
Call me on 01789 26 33 33 for more details or visit me at 5 Tiddington Road, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire to test drive one soon.
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