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Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Custom Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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      Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Custom Acoustic-Electric Guitar (580337)

Sophisticated elegance and superb playability.

The Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Custom Acoustic-Electric Guitar is considered one of the world's finest sounding square-shouldered acoustics. Crafted to reflect simple and sophisticated elegance the Songwriter Deluxe Custom is the finest offering from Gibson's Songwriter family of acoustic guitars. Abalone trim and distinctive mother-of-pearl fingerboard and headstock inlays contibute to the guitar's luxurious looks.

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 Acoustic 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.

Custom Gibson Pickguard
The pickguard on the Gibsom Songwriter Deluxe Custom 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 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 Songwriter acoustic-electric 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 Songwriter Deluxe Custom 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 Guitar.

Body Tonewoods
The body design of the Songwriter Deluxe Custom is known as a small dreadnought. The top 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.

Fishman Aura Ellipse electronics

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.

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Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Custom Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

  • AA-grade Sitka spruce top
    Rosewood back and sides
    Gold Grover Rotomatic tuners
    Rosewood fingerboard with rolled edges and deluxe custom inlays
    Fishman Aura Ellipse 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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  • Awesome. That's it.

    As reviewed by Tom Lasby on 6/7/2010

    I got this guitar a couple years ago used from GC after looking for a quality acoustic. I was leaning towards a Gibson, but couldn't decide which one, between a J-45, Hummingbird, Jumbo, etc. That is until I saw this fine instrument, which is like a combination of all things great about Gibson acoustics. The sound is amazing and has only gotten better since I've had it. Really, if you're looking for a fantastic acoustic, this is it.

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  • The Ultimate Acoustic Guitar

    As reviewed by John Moe on 1/6/2011

    I walked into the store with every intention of buying a beautiful, great sounding acoustic guitar for approximately $1,500.00. The only problem with that is you better not pick up the Gibson Custom Deluxe Songwriter and play it because if you do, you will become intoxicated to the point where if there is a will there is a way and this guitar will become yours. I found it impossible to look at guitars in my original price range after a few minutes with the Gibson Custom Deluxe Songwriter. The rich tone, the exquisite craftsmanship, one of the best guitars from the best maker of guitars was too much to walk away from. It was the only decision I could make that made sense. I bought my guitar in December and while others were searching for Boxing Day sales, I played all day until my fingers surrendered.

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