A recent post about Gordon Smith guitars reminded me of this story. With measurements and photos courtesy of a friendly local music shop I made a GS copy back in the 90's for my best friend, the artist Keir Smith who died some 12 years ago. It was a bolt on neck version, all mahogany with a Kent Armstrong pickup. Feather weight and really turned out well. We shared a lifelong passion for Bob Dylan and the neck plate was engraved with Keir's name and "PFL". If you listen carefully to the start of Like a Rolling Stone from the 1966 Manchester gig, just after the shout of "Judas", you can hear Bob say to the band "Play f'ing loud". Here's Keir on handover day in a riverside pub in Greenwich. Happy memories. A couple of pics of the build in progress in my long gone Dad's workshop. More happy memories. And a tear or two.