For Sale: Smith Special w/Engraved Hardware 2018

TK Smith Smith Special Guitar

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. (update Sold 7/22)

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.

In the guitar world, tailpieces have been engraved since at least the 1930s, but I first got curious about engraving other pieces of hardware after seeing a photo of some custom work on a Gibson owned by Merle Travis. I’ve also always loved engraved antique firearms. The attention to detail is incredible so I wanted to recreate that feeling in a guitar.

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)

TK Smith Smith Special

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