Solid-body guitar "Handmade" in UK body shape mahogany Les Paul (Junior) Single cutaway, mahogany neck and a touch of beautiful rosewood 22 frets.Le Bridge pickup is a double "Handmade" By Gordon Smith, the micro- handle is a single coil Alnico.
Grover, I replaced the original stop bar by a bridge-adjustable tailpiece.
A volume button with two positions: high (single pickup) and low (two), a tone knob and a 3-position selector.
Matt varnish, no frills, the Simplest the best! Such could be the motto of Gordon Smith, preferring to hold the price put on the package rather than its form.
The handle is rather flat but fits comfortably in hand, it glides effortlessly and is easy to play with good access along the entire length. The weight is reasonable despite the density of mahogany used
There is the strong point of this guitar. For sure, we feel the work of the workshop and handmade. This guitar has an unusual natural sustain and fair play, which is not so common and unlike guitars USA brand which it is based and which costs three to four times more.
The sound is easy to get:
Neck pickup: a very natural sound that will dull the crystalline because the tone knob is quite efficient.
Central position and volume knob reading: it has two pickups and pickup single. The sound is harder with amazing natural compression is very clear, very country! If you push the volume knob in the down position, the sound is more rounded with a natural scale of incredible serious.
Low position and raised knob: The sound is more aggressive, but not excessive.
Knob pushed: double pickup. We change the guitar, the cavalry arrives and leaves the big attack! the noise suddenly escalates as the sound goes round and solo mode.
Short a guitar that offers a way surprising range of sounds that you would not expect to find in a single instrument priori.
I bought this guitar in 1996 and I never got never separated. I did well, Gordon Smith is dead and manufacture more than G60. Gordon Smith brand it continues to produce guitars at very affordable prices and a quality / price ratio.
I had before it a TV 67 and Epiphone. I never could adjust the TV correctly and Epiphone had a sound flat. I tried the Les Paul and saw little gain in terms of price, I kept my G60.
Bought 4500.00 francs at the time when a Les Paul Studio worth mini 6000.00, we can consider that it is a quality / price ratio unbeatable.