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Gordy Custom Deluxe


I bet you haven't seen one of these before ??? Gordy Guitars were formed by Gordon Whittam when he left Gordon Smith Guitars in 1980. John Smith at Gordon Smith wanted to make no frills working guitars whereas Gordon wanted to make high end custom stuff. Gordy Guitars no longer exist and as a result the existing guitars have a rarity value. This guitar is a Custom Deluxe in a greeny/blue finish [ I have seen the pictures on the advert which emphasize the blue pigment in the finish. I still think it is green !! ].I have no definite date of production but it must have been early 1980s, possibly 1983.There is no serial number. Again I do not know whether that was Gordy Guitar's normal procedure or whether it was a one off custom model. The specification is quite unusual, so I will provide as much information as possible: * Swamp ash body with flame maple top. * The body is a flat top with an arm chamfer, a bit like a Strats. The rear of the body has a gutaway and a further scoop at the base. * Bolt on neck * 22 unworn frets. * Entire neck, including headstock, appears to be coated in some form of black coating. Could be a plastic, but not sure. * Reverse headstock with Grover tuners. * Humbucker in bridge and single coils in middle/neck. I think they are Sky by Kent Armstrong units. * Kahler fixed bridge with micro tuners. * Master volume and two tone controls. * Push pull coil tap on the bridge tone control. * Five way pickup selector. * No fretboard markers. Side markers only. * Schaller Straplocks. * Well worn Patrick Eggle hard case included. The humbucker is powerful and bright with Strat alike options in the other positions using the single coils. It weighs 9lb and has good balance on a strap. Neck width at the nut is just under 43mm and just under 53mm at the 12th fret. The guitar is in excellent condition. Well, there you have it. If you want anymore info or photographs of this unusual guitar, just let me know.


Origin: UK

Cast: R/H

Condition: S/H

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Year: 1983

Availablity: Sold

Price: £500

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Username: Jem
Location: West Yorkshire, England

Tel: 0113 2503453



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