For whatever reason, vintage G&S boards have been top of mind lately. I’m consistently blown away by the level of craftsmanship that goes into these boards. Whether it’s the airbrushes, the resin pin lines or everything in between, they exhibit a level of care and know how that, for whatever reason, doesn’t seem to be as plentiful today. I hate to say it, because there are very talented folks building boards today, but as the world moves more towards mass production, quality often ends up being the first casualty.
Anyway, the good news is that this vintage G&S board is in fantastic condition. It’s currently listed for sale on Craigslist in Los Angeles. You can find the listing here.
According to the seller, the board is 5’10”. I’m not sure when it was shaped, but I’d guess early 80s or so. Feel free to write me an angry email if I’m wrong.
The board also comes equipped with some old Star System fins, which can be hard to find. And as you can see, the channel bottom and the wings in the tail are beautifully shaped.
The listed price for the board is $950, and you can find it on Craigslist here.