Since 1974, Gordon Smith have built affordable custom guitars, all in the UK! Their renowned GS1 model is a classic design, but you get an extra single-coil neck pickup with the GS1.5 for a wider range of tonal options.
You also get a free Gordon Smith gig bag thrown in, so get out there and gig with this wonderful axe!
More Versatile, More Fun!
Although you can get many different tones from a single pickup guitar like the base GS1 model, the addition of a neck pickup can get you far more sounds.
The ballsy bridge pickup gives you a solid, powerful tone that can handle all types of gain. So if you play anything from old-school blues to hard rock, the GSG humbucker delivers no matter what.
The single coil in the neck position can get you some sweet Strat-style tones. You can use this pickup for some beautiful glassy clean sounds, or add some distortion or fuzz to sound like Hendrix! You can use the pickup selector switch to combine with the humbucker for a fuller, more balanced tone.
You can discover a range of sounds with this killer combination of pickups, making the GS1.5 a versatile tone machine!
A Volume and Tone control also helps you transform your sound and tweak it to perfection. You can roll down the volume for a thinner sound that is more responsive to your picking dynamics – really effective if using a crunchy or distorted tone. The Tone control allows you to roll off any harsh top-end, if you want to achieve a smoother and creamier sound - really great for Clapton-inspired leads!
Simple, Classic Construction:
The GS1.5 is a great quality instrument with a classic, pure-bred design.
You get a vintage-inspired look with the standard wrap-over bar bridge. This provides you with the purest possible tone – a solid piece of metal bolted directly into the Cedar body.
The thin 36mm double cutaway design carries that SG vibe, but this amazing guitar is less money and just as good. Its cedar tone woods and rosewood fretboard give you a warm and rounded tone, balancing well with the bright-sounding pickups.
You can play this guitar easily and with comfort, thanks to the thin neck profile and wide frets. A durable rosewood board gives you a smooth feel that will last.
A set-neck construction provides you with impressive sustain and clarity, so your riffs and solos can ring out for as long as you like!
Here’s what Gordon Smith say about the GS1.5:
This slim body guitar with 24.625 scale length and a wide range of timber options is one of our most popular models to date. Fitted with GSG precision machine heads, traditional wrap over bar bridge and two way truss rod system along with GSG coil tapped humbucker pickup as standard, you cannot go wrong!
- Model: GS1.5
- Body Type: Standard 36mm
- Cutaway Style: Double Cut
- Left/Right Handed: Right Handed
- Body Wood Choice: Cedar
- Neck Wood Choice: Cedar
- Neck Profile: Thin
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Bridge: Bar
- Bridge Pickup: Humbucker
- Neck Pickup: Single Coil
- Tuners: 14:1 ratio traditional GS tuner
- Case: Gig Bag