Paul Smith And Vintage Collaboration
That’s Paul Smith, not Paul Reed Smith. Paul Smith, the clothing designer, collaborated with Vintage Guitars in order to produce this – the Paul Smith acoustic guitar.
It’s a 3/4-sized acoustic that Paul Smith is refers to in most of his marketing as a ‘children’s guitar’ but could really serve as a travel guitar for the discerning clothes-horse who wants to strum as fashionably as he or she dresses.
The guitar has a spruce top and mahogany body. The neck is maple and the fingerboard, rosewood. Specifications list a mahogany bridge but the image makes it look rosewood (which would be more usual) – I suppose it may be dyed.
Finish is black gloss only and it has a BLUE binding. Sorry for the caps but it really is BLUE. The soundhole rosette features the Paul Smith ‘signature stripe’ and the headstock bears the Paul Smith ‘signature signature’.
It comes with a gig back sporting a small Paul Smith tag and another ‘signature stripe’ on another small tag.
Why people might want a fashion-designer’s signature, 3/4-sized, guitar is beyond my meagre understanding but, should you be interested, you can buy on at Paul Smith (or in his stores) for £180 or $330.