Flaneur....like to username....did it come to you while walking round Paris slowly.
Gordon Smith Guitars are working guitars and as tough as old boots....basic like a Zippo lighter and not considered as a furniture.....however the finish can be thin and age.......then again a thinskin is prized as is a relic finish.
Some have said that the finish on the guitars is not the best but that is on the cheap entry models and they have their own aesthetic....a kinda "wabi sabi"......although the high end guitars are fine looking instruments that can cost over £700 the basic and simple natural finish GS1/GS1.5/GS2 (£450/£500/£550) = the best value around
and with a set of Bare Knuckle pickups....P90 as an option....and perhaps a Bigsby you
get some axe....handmade for the price of a far east copy.
Kinda like the GS2 double cut with the body contours (like an English SG) and the natural headstock looks great with the natural body....sort of "woody" like a Guild "CountryBoy".
They are great value second hand but to have Mr Smith custom build one is a dream.