Sticking on the theme of Stratocasters - John Smith has also said he owns a Partscaster. We often get asked what a Partscaster is here at PMT which makes sense as this isn't an 'out of the box' model. Partscaster is jargon for a guitar, often in the Stratocaster or Telecaster style, that is built from parts of various other guitars, or built from a kit or using homemade or purchased parts. John's model has 74 strat neck on a simple ash body with two Lollar gold foil pickups.
Smith also recently acquired a very special handmade 53 Esquire copy. This is a lightweight heavy relic that packs some power. First appearing in 1950, the Esquire was Fender's first solid body electric guitar and was a huge milestone for the company. You can get your hands on an Esquire Model at an affordable price-point with the Squier LTD Edition CV 50s Esquire Butterscotch Blonde.
Most guitar-loving fans of John Smith will associate him with Flyde Acoustics. He has stated in the past that he rotates between three of these guitars for the live setting which all have different voices. He also jokingly approached the company suggesting they needed a younger musician on their roster. It worked though and thankfully so because these guitars have has a huge impact on Smith's sound. See John playing one of these beautiful rare guitars below: