Gordon Smith is the UK’s longest established electric guitar manufacturer. Our instruments are renowned for their solid craftsmanship, edgy tone and unparalleled playability.
Founded in 1974, Gordon Smith Guitars have powered some of the world’s most famous bands for more than 40 years.
Guitars are handmade at our workshop in Higham Ferrers in Northamptonshire, UK under the watchful eye of our master luthier. Every detail is controlled to deliver the legendary Gordon Smith playability and tone, from responsibly sourced woods to our in-house custom wound pickups.
Since the start, Gordon Smith has been used by some of the most influential UK bands. In the ’70s punk bands like the Buzzcocks found their raw and distinctive tone. Later British rockers such as The Cult, drove their stacks into saturation. In the ’90s Indie legends including The Stone Roses, Manic Street Preachers and The Smiths all found their early signature tones using our guitars.
Now a new generation of guitarists is experiencing the ultimate in hand-built tone and feel, discovering the legend that is Gordon Smith Guitars!