OK sometimes you just have to take a moment out of your day to admire something special.
When this guitar arrived - despite designing it myself and HOPING it would work out - seeing it for the first time is/was very special.
My personal view is not only does it work but its got to be in the top 3 designs of all time that I have just totally swooned over on arrival! (although it really does get tough picking the ultimate favorites - but you know what I mean!)
I hope to god you love it as much as I do and it will find a new home soon.
Whilst Swamp ash if often used for its grain - you have to remember it also gives you incredible resonance and ensures the guitar remains lighter too.
So whilst you cannot see the grain - instead you have this incredible satin forrest green finish, complemented by tortoiseshell binding and scratchplate. A beautiful combination that sounds and feels as good as it looks.
Everything here is top specification.
So there you have it - a stunning work of art, hand made in England by Gordon Smith - currently a total one off (although I cannot believe I wont have a couple more after posting this) but still a rare beast that you can cherish - hopefully as much as me.
Swamp Ash Body
Ebony Finger Board
GOTOH Modern T Tray
Solid Satin Green
Tortoise Shell Binding
1 x Humbucker - Gold Cover
1 x Single Coil
Oh and the "After 8" custom branding - Well just a bit of fun. Jake (one of our guitar family here who you'll probably find yourself talking to if you are interested in the guitar) said "Hey - reminds me of After Eight mints!".
I coudnt agree more. Dark - seductive - and very tasty! Ohhh my... did I really say that? Sorry...
Thanks as always to Gordon Smith guitars who make my and our lives here so enjoyable. Raising awareness of such guitars is a true joy.
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