John Smith’s Guitar
Question-how would you like to own one of John Smith’s guitars?
Part of the deal with the new guitar was to take one of John’s other guitars in part exchange, John is a bit of a collector but has recently moved house, and the new baby needs her own room. The guitar that has to go is this one.
It’s a “Small Falstaff” with a splendid twisty cutaway, made specially for John in 2014. Indian Rosewood and a Sitka Spruce top which is starting to darken already. The marquetry purfings are bordered with black lines.
The bindings are curly Mango, the 45 .25 mm neck is a five-piece laminate of Mahogany and black died Boxwood. The tuners are Gold Gotoh 510's with black buttons, and it has a D'TAR multi source pickup fitted.
The guitar has toured the USA with John and David Gray. It has a few small pick marks on the front, which we could probably remove, but I’d prefer to leave them alone, they are part of it’s story. We will be giving it a thorough service before it leaves us.
A lovely guitar with such a splendid history.