Gordon Smith GS1 Heritage in Natural

Classic Neck Profile w/ Hard Case

Hand-built in the UK!
Written by

Elliot Stent

Gordon Smith have been making amazing no-nonsense guitars since 1974, all built in the UK. Their flagship GS1 model is the perfect guitar if you want a no-frills, pure-bred rock machine!

No-Frills Rock Machine!

Some might see a simple guitar as not being very versatile, but you can get a whole range of sounds with the GS1. Its single "homewound" humbucker produces a powerful, punchy tone, giving you a potent sound to cut through any mix. If that is too much for you though, use the tone control to tame that top-end and achieve some creamier, smoother tones – great for leads.

You can use the volume knob to clean up your sound too. If you’ve set up your amp with a slightly crunchy or distorted sound, roll down this easy-to-reach control to get a convincing pushed clean tone. You’d be amazed at how many sounds are available just by adjusting the volume and tone controls!

Solid Construction:

The GS1 may be a stripped-down guitar, but you still get a high-quality instrument. You get a classic look with a standard wrap-over bar bridge – no fiddly saddles, just a solid piece of metal bolted into the body for the purest tone.

Its double-cutaway design is similar to an SG, but you can get this great guitar for much less money. The comfortable classic neck profile and wide frets make for effortless playing, and you’ll love it even as a shredder! The rosewood fingerboard provides a warm tone that takes away any harshness, and is durable enough to last a lifetime.

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. Plus, you also get a free Gordon Smith gig bag thrown in, so get out there and gig with this wonderful tone machine!

Here's what Gordon Smith have to say about the GS1 Heritage:

Looking back to the guitars that started it all in 1974, the GS1 Heritage is a modern recreation of a classic Gordon Smith guitar. These are the guitars that powered Punk, were used and abused by British Rock, thrashed by Grunge and were the cornerstone of Indie.

Each guitar is made from a 44mm thick single-piece mahogany body and single-piece set neck featuring the unique Gordon Smith tone pocket. Gordon Smith pioneered the coil-split humbucker in the 1970s and the design combines with our unique GS tone circuit to make these deceptively simple guitars super flexible. Each homewound Gordon Smith humbucker is made on the same machine and to the same specification as the 1974 originals: the pick up that started a Punk Rock revolution.

Every Heritage guitar is hand-built by a team of highly skilled luthiers using individually selected tone woods at our workshop in the heart of England.

These guitars are hand finished in traditional Trans Cherry, Natural and Tobacco Burst options.


  • Body Wood: Mahogany
  • Body Profile: Thick
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Profile: Classic
  • Colour: Natural
  • Finish: Satin
  • Nut: Brass
  • Pick Up: Homewound GS Humbucker
  • Coil Split Option: Yes
  • Tuners: 18:1
  • Bridge: Adjustable Bar
  • Scale Length: 24.625"
  • Case: GS Hard Case
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