I recently built this Smith Special to take with me to the 2018 CAAS convention in Nashville, TN. Having just returned, its now available for sale on our Reverb store.
The guitar features neck through construction, chambered maple body, Birdseye laminate top and back, and custom engraved hardware done in our shop. See other specs below.
This Smith Special comes with a hand made custom case and leather strap that you can see in the photos. This is a one of a kind, completely custom guitar hand built by me. Please feel free to ask questions.
Neck: 25.5″ Scale, Curley Maple & Walnut through body construction with Brass Nut 1.65″wide
Neck Shape: ’40’s Epiphone Soft “V”
Fretboard: Rosewood 12″ radius. Inlay: White MOP w/gold arrows
Frets: Vintage medium
Pickups: Engraved Open Top C.A.R.
Finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
Tail Piece: Engraved Smith Vibrato
Strings: Thomastik-Infeld JS112
Tuners: Waverly No. 4060
Weight: 7lb. 13 oz.
(Amp in photo not for sale)
We are proud to announce in-house hardware engraving available for our custom builds. Ernie Brooks, an extremely talented artist who has worked with TK for years, has quickly become a top-notch engraver. This speciality hardware adds a whole other dimension to our custom guitar service. TK and Ernie collaborate closely on these pieces, which are available on any Smith Special as an optional upgrade. Here’s the latest.
As you can see on this Smith Special, we’ve just made our RCA style volume/tone knobs available in Black. They are in the Store now along with the Cream knobs.
Matt Codina stopped by the shop one last time before he heads off to Chicago as part of the cast of the musical Heartbreak Hotel.
We ran through a few songs including this Chet Atkins version of Mountain melody. Matts using his pine tele with my CAR pickups and a Texotica Presidio with a 15” speaker.
Good luck in Chicago Matt!
Posted this a while back, but I sure like the playing on this. Jaun’s using a CCII pole piece pickup, Thomastik JS112s and a Vintage 47 Tonemaster amp with a 12” speaker.