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Songwriter Deluxe Custom EC Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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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 fingerboa... Read More

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Overview

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.

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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
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5.0

Wow!

By Nicholas Nicholaou

from Lakewood, Colorado

I think the guys at the Arvada Guitar Center were just as excited to see this guitar...The Songwriter Deluxe Custom is beautiful! It sounds awesome and playability is easy, which means you can play for hours without fatigue. At first I was apprehensive because of the price, but what you get is an excellent musical instrument. Thanks Gibson and thank you Charlie my GC Consultant!

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5.0

Truly exceptional instrument

By Gregg

from Tahoe City, CA

I've played some great sounding wood, and have a Brazilian Taylor, an unbelievable Collings, etc, but this one outshines anything I've ever played or owned. Balanced and versatile, it immediately inspires the depths of one's inner muse, and out comes sonic nectar from the gods. I've never been more tickled with a new guitar purchase in 30 years of playing. This one just has "it" - - and in abundance. I look forward to a long and happy relationship with this amazing piece of craftsmanship and softly stated artistry. I was recording with it almost immediately, and it's going to be my "go to" axe for the foreseeable future. Hey, you guys in Bozeman are top of the line, and congratulations on nailing this instrumental masterpiece.

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5.0

Pretty as a speckled pup!

By Garry Kinsey

from Powder Springs, Georgia

What can I say but "stunning" and what a great sound!!! I'm a Martin fan but I believe the Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Custom edges out the Martin D-41 and look for this baby to be a collectible instrument in the years to come. Buy-Play-Enjoy & Smile!!! I believe you'll love this latest edition to the Gibson family.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An Amazing Guitar

By Duke Buddy

from Huntington Beach, California

I bought this guitar several years ago and it still impresses me as the best sounding acoustic electric guitar I played in 27 years. I put down all my other guitars for over two years because it sounded and played so good. I joked with my friends when they asked how I got so much better so quickly by telling them the guitar came pre-loaded with 200 songs. Some of them actually believed me. LOL. Two things to bear in mind. First is that it will likely need a good setup to get the action down to a comfortable level. This seems to be a Gibson trademark, but the guitar plays and sounds so much better with a good setup. Second, it needs to be plugged in to really appreciate the tonal qualities and characteristics this guitar offers. The built in Fishman electronics allow you to completely shape your sound and the fullness of the tone will knock your socks off. If you are looking for a great sounding, great playing, and great looking acoustic electric, look no further. The price tag is hefty, but like anything else in life, you get what you pay for. Given the quality, tone, and playability, this guitar is a winner and worth whatever you pay.

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Why Purchase The Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Custom EC Acoustic-Electric Guitar ?

By Bobby K.

from Port Washington, NY

I purchased this guitar two years ago as one of my first acoustic guitars. I knew I wanted something that I grow with and become a better player with, while also receiving a professional quality sound. This instrument was for me. What I like about this guitar is is its simplicity to be played. Some guitars I find myself having trouble reaching my fingers over the fretboard to play a complex chord shape, yet this guitar has always been easier to play for me. Second, it has very distinctive "Gibson" sound. It's warm tonality with a strong attack provides me with a great sound when playing. However, I feel the electric system equipped with this guitar is weak. Many important aspects of the sound I receieve acoustically with this guitar go missing when plugged in. Overall, I feel this is a great instrument for intermediate guitar players that want to try to explore new horizons with their playing. I guess you can call this a great "transitional" guitar. While the electric system is lacking, I only say this because I am picky. I am sure if you buy this product, you will NOT regret it! Happy days!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SUPERB SOUND & ACTION

By Frankie G.

from Sanford, NC

I have this guitar and it has such a deep sound and the action is awesome all the way up the fret board. No buzzing. I love this guitar, well worth money invested !

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

top of the line

By Zackman24

from Virginia Beach, VA

could not believe how impressive this guitar was. Definately worth every penny. the overall tone was astounding and just the quality of the guitar told me this was a treasure.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A real beauty

By Ted

from Massachusetts

I had this guitar at home for two weeks. Great sound unpluged and pluged. One of the best looking and sounding guitars I played. It didn't quite fit my body and thats just me. I than foung the J 165. I highly recommend the song writer its golden, you wont be sorry. Great Gibson sound and workmanship

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awsome!!!!

By ally

from chicago il

this is THE acoustic guitar, perfect sound classic guitar shape, every guitar i buy usually need to have its strings changed but thi was the one that dosent need that i was amazed.. great for anyone,a little pricy but it totally worth it

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

OH MY GOSH!

By Daniel

from Bellflower, California

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!

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