Saturday, 16 April 2011
POST # 578 Did you know that Guild made a Johnny Smith Award model....
Guild made a Johnny Smith Award model in 1956 based on Johnny Smith's D'Angelico but he disliked the result. It later became the Guild Artist Award.
Gibson also made a Johnny Smith model in 1961. It later became the Gibson LeGrande.
The Heritage Johnny Smith model was produced in 1989.
There is also a Guild Johnny Smith Award by Benedetto which was available from Fender until early 2006.
Johnny Smith quit the performing in the mid 70's to concentrate on his music store business.