No not my bright red Graduate 60 that has graced the top of this blog for a long time now but the company!
Yes in one of the fan facebook sites someone put up a link to the fact that John and Linda Smith are looking for a buyer after 40 years in the business.
I'm half tempted. I wonder how much they want? Is this madness? For me to take it on... They state that the business would need to relocate anyway so the fact they are in Manchester and I'm in Kent seems little concern - a hand over period then a relocate to Kent.
2. Consider the model line - push unique designs like the Ghostrider and Gryphon bass in particular.
3. Endorsements - land a couple of high profile endoresees
4. Adverstise in press - Gordon Smith used to advertise but hasn't for years.
5. Dealership - build on curent network.
USP?... One thing is the Carvin like ability to order a custom build for you off a menu selection in effect. Given you a one-off unique guitar but at less than USA off the shelf costs.
So... now I'm wondering if other Gordon Smith users would join a Kickstarter campaign to ensure the company continues and is in "good hands"...
Anyone remember those old Victor Kiam ads for Remington razors? He was so impressed he bought the company... am I too?
UPDATE 11th March - Chris Smith has said on Facebook that Auden Guitars are interested in taking over!