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Gibson's Songwriter Standard acoustic-electric guitar blends the manufacturer's time-honored designs with modern enhancements for an instrument that sounds as stunning as it looks. The square-shoulder dreadnought body, constructed from premium tonewoods like a solid Sitka spruce top and rosewood back and sides, produces full, balanced tone with clear, ringing highs and rich lows. LR Baggs VTC electronics provide impeccable plugged-in performance for live playing or recording. With its natural finish and vintage-inspired appointments like a tortoiseshell pickguard, the Songwriter Standard evokes the Americana roots of Gibson acoustics while packing modern playability and electronics that make it a dream for professional and aspiring artists alike.

LR Baggs VTC Pickup Delivers Dynamic, Articulate Tone

The Songwriter Standard's LR Baggs VTC pickup translates the guitar's acoustic properties with stunning depth and nuance. It captures the dreadnought's full frequency range and dynamic sensitivity, allowing for articulate fingerpicking or aggressive strumming. Tone controls provide flexible EQ for dialing in the ideal sound based on playing style and environment. Whether recording in the studio or performing on stage, the VTC pickup ensures the Songwriter Standard projects with clarity and musicality.

Premium Tonewoods Produce a Rich, Complex Voice

The Songwriter Standard's solid Sitka spruce top and rosewood back and sides are prized for their tonal qualities. The spruce top resonates with bell-like clarity while the rosewood body generates warmth and depth. Together they create an evenly balanced, highly responsive voice with shimmering highs, firm lows and lush overtones. The tonewoods only improve with age and playing time as the guitar breaks in, producing a vintage patina on both the sound and appearance.

Vintage-Inspired Appointments Meet Modern Playability

From its antique natural finish to the tortoiseshell pickguard, the Songwriter Standard exudes vintage Gibson style. It also plays with contemporary comfort thanks to its slim square-shoulder dreadnought body, cutaway design and fast-playing neck profile. The combination of timeless esthetics and a performance-focused build results in an acoustic that looks, sounds and feels like a classic but handles like a modern instrument.

Gibson Songwriter Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar Antique Natural
Gibson Songwriter Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar Antique Natural
Gibson Songwriter Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar Antique Natural

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  • Mother-of-pearl parallelogram inlays
  • Round mahogany neck
  • Multi-ply top binding
  • Single-ply back binding
  • Standard frets
  • Custom Line bridge
  • Gold hardware
  • Black/white truss rod cover
  • Antique Natural or Rosewood Burst finish
  • Custom Line pickguard
  • Includes Gibson Accessory Kit
  • Made in the USA

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  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: Traditional hand-scalloped Advanced X
  • Body finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: Round
  • Nut width: 1.725" (43.8 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Not specified
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: L.R. Baggs
  • Configuration: Undersaddle transducer
  • Preamp EQ: 2-band
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
  • Headstock overlay: Not specified
  • Tuning machines: Grover Rotomatics
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle and nut: TUSQ
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

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