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Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Custom EC Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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      Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Custom EC Acoustic-Electric Guitar (580338)
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High-quality appointments and superb tone.

The Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Custom EC Acoustic-Electric Guitar is crafted to reflect simple and sophisticated elegance. With its cutaway design, abalone trim and distinctive mother of pearl fingerboard and headstock inlays, the Songwriter Deluxe Custom EC is among the finest guitars from Gibson's Songwriter family of acoustics. The Songwriter is also considered one of Gibson's finest sounding square-shouldered guitars.

Gold Grover Rotomatic Tuners
Grover's original Rotomatic tuners are an engineering marvel, with abundant style and performance exactly suited for the Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Custom EC Guitar. With a gear ratio of 14:1, the Rotomatics deliver precision tuning in a durable housing that provides maximum protection for the gear and string post. All moving parts are cut for exact meshing, eliminating the possibility of slippage. A countersunk tension screw lets players regulate the tuning tension to any degree. A special lubricant inside the gearbox provides smooth and accurate tuning stability.

Gibson Custom Pickguard
The pickguard on the Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Cutaway model is a custom-line design made from Tortec. As with all of Gibson's pickguards, the coloring, inlay, and binding are all done by hand.

Gibson Songwriter Rosette
The rosette on the Songwriter Deluxe Custom EC Guitar is one of Gibson's finest. It is a double-ring rosette with an abalone-filled middle, with both outer rings consisting of six-ply binding, adding a stylish, understated elegance to the cutaway Songwriter Guitar.

Rosewood Fingerboard with Rolled Edges and Deluxe Custom Inlays
The resilience of this durable wood makes the fingerboard extremely balanced and stable, and gives each chord and note unparalleled clarity and bite. The fingerboard inlays of the Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Custom EC are a completely new design made of genuine mother of pearl, and inserted into the fingerboard using a process that eliminates gaps and doesn't require the use of fillers. The fingerboard also sports a rolled edge—instead of the usual right angle where the fingerboard surface meets the neck, Gibson Acoustics' rolled edges are slightly beveled for an extremely smooth and comfortable feel, enhancing the playability of the Songwriter Deluxe Custom EC Guitar.

Body Tonewoods
The top of the Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Custom EC is made from AA-grade Sitka spruce, while the back and sides are constructed from rosewood, giving it a balanced, warm tone with clear lows and solid treble registers. Selecting the right wood, and the formula to dry it out, are two of the most central procedures to Gibson's guitar-building process. Beginning with its first catalog in 1903, Gibson has assured its customers that every guitar would be built using woods with "the most durable, elastic, and sonorous qualities," and today's guitars from Gibson Acoustic are no different.

Bracing
Every acoustic guitar made by Gibson features hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing inside the body, a feature normally found only in limited run, hand-made guitars. By scalloping each brace by hand, the natural sound of the acoustic is focused more toward the center of the body, enhancing the instrument's sound projection. The bracing pattern inside the Songwriter Deluxe Custom is based on the design used for Gibson's celebrated Advanced Jumbo models of the 1930s, consisting of a wider "X" pattern that allows the top to vibrate more freely and push the sound toward the soundhole. The result is an instrument that delivers incredible response and a superior dynamic range with balanced, warm tones, clear lows, and solid treble registers.

Bracing
Every acoustic guitar made by Gibson, including the Songwriter Deluxe Custom EC features hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing inside the body, a feature normally found only in limited run, handmade guitars. By scalloping each brace by hand, the natural sound of the acoustic is focused more toward the center of the body, enhancing the instrument's sound projection. The bracing pattern inside the Songwriter Deluxe Custom EC is based on the design used for Gibson's celebrated Advanced Jumbo models of the 1930s, consisting of a wider "X" pattern that allows the top to vibrate more freely and push the sound toward the soundhole. The result is an acoustic-electric guitar that delivers incredible response, and a superior dynamic range with balanced, warm tones, clear lows, and solid treble registers.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Custom EC Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

  • AA-grade Sitka spruce top
    Rosewood back and sides
    Cutaway body style
    Gold Grover Rotomatic tuners
    Rosewood fingerboard with rolled edges and deluxe custom inlays
    Fishman Aura Ellipse soundhole-mount electronics
    Abalone top trim and rosette
    Rosewood bridge
    Flamed maple binding
    Custom shop mother-of-pearl Florentine inlay
    Custom shop headstock wreath inlay




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  • Nicest one in a while

    As reviewed by CJR on 6/7/2010

    This is one of the nicest guitars Gibson has made in a while. I always loved the Songwriters, but for someone who likes a little more decoration this is the way to go. It has great tone from lows to highs, and is very balanced. The playability is great as well. Everything from open chords to leads is within a good level of comfort.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great Git-Fiddle

    As reviewed by Daniel carl Honnaker II on 5/23/2010

    First Of all I Like The overall Tone. Intunation is perfect as far as my ear can tell. can find harmonics over every fret. Also michine heads turn smooth and and hold a consistant tune. and action is good and low from top to bottom. body is strong and sounds like the pop of a drum when you slap it. what eles can I say it rocks says Daniel Honakerr II.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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  • OH MY GOSH!

    As reviewed by Daniel on 6/9/2010

    This is one guitar that deserves a OH MY GOSH! I would recommend this guitar to anyone at the age of 5 and over and/or anyone who is at a level/book 2. Now... heres my opinion on this guitar. First, i love the overall tone and sound. Second, this guitar is great because of its acoustic style design. And last but not least, This is CHEAP for the quality you get!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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