Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC Acoustic Electric with Case

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    Product Description

    The Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Studio Cutaway is a superior performance model with rosewood back and sides and an active transducer pickup.
    The Songwriter Deluxe Studio was introduced in 2003 combines Gibson’s time-honored bracing patterns of the 1930s with Gibson's classic square-shoulder shape, which gained world-wide recognition in the early 1960s.

    Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Studio Features

    • Grover Rotomatic Tuners
    • Bone nut and Tusq saddle
    • Big Sky radiused fingerboard edge
    • Fishman Prefix Plus-T Electronics with Tuner 
    • Premium hardshell case
    All Gibson Acoustic Guitars are hand-built in Montana and feature:
    • A Dovetail neck-joint with hot-hide glue for optimal tone transfer
    • Scalloped bracing for maximum resonance
    • Hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer finish, allowing the wood move and breath
    • Incredible attention to detail throughout 
    Martin Warehouse Selecting the Spruce Top Selecting the Spruce Top Martin Wood Room

    Born of a demand for a modern performance masterpiece, the Songwriter Deluxe sports a smaller square shouldered dreadnought frame and Gibson’s unique advanced X bracing system. Further features include a premium Sitka spruce top, solid rosewood back and sides, and a comfortable mahogany neck with radiused rosewood fingerboard . The result is an elegant, player friendly instrument that really pumps out the volume. The added active electronics allow you to take that sound anywhere.

    Gold Grover Rotomatic Tuners
    Grover’s original Rotomatic tuners are an engineering marvel, with abundant style and performance exactly suited for the Songwriter Deluxe Studio. 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 gear box provides smooth and accurate tuning stability.

    Crown Peghead Logo
    Gibson put the first crown peghead logo on an ES-300 back in 1940, and it has graced the headstocks of many legendary Gibson guitars ever since, including today’s Songwriter Deluxe Studio. Over the years, it has also been called a thistle because of the group of flowering plants with the sharp prickles, though Gibson has preferred to call it a crown.

    The pickguard on the Songwriter Deluxe Studio 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.

    A rosette is the beautiful, hand-crafted circle around the soundhole, and can be one of the most ornamental elements of any acoustic guitar. It is also one of the most subtle and complicated woodworking decorations on any acoustic guitar. The rosette on the Songwriter Deluxe Studio 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 line. Rosewood Fingerboard with Rolled Edges and Split Parallelogram InlaysThe fingerboard of Gibson’s Songwriter Deluxe Studio is constructed from the highest grade rosewood on earth, which is personally inspected and qualified by Gibson’s team of skilled experts before it enters the Gibson factories. The resilience of this durable wood makes the fingerboard extremely balanced and stable, and gives each chord and note unparalleled clarity and bite. The Songwriter Deluxe Studio’s split parallelogram inlays are made of genuine mother of pearl, and are 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 Acoustic’s rolled edges are slightly beveled for an extremely smooth and comfortable feel, enhancing the playability of the Songwriter Deluxe Studio.

    Body Tonewoods
    The body design of the Songwriter Deluxe Studio 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 the Songwriter 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 Prefix Plus-T Acoustic Pickup System
    The Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC from Gibson Acoustic comes equipped with the popular Prefix Plus-T acoustic pickup system from Fishman. Like the rest of Fishman’s Prefix onboard preamp family, the Prefix Plus-T features ultra-quiet electronics and individual controls for volume, bass, treble and semi-parametric contour. It also features a built-in chromatic tuner, along with a separate control for brilliance and a phase switch and notch filter to help fight against unwanted feedback. The Plus-T’s unique controls let you adjust the sound for any number of playing styles, including fingerstyle and straight strumming. It can also be adjusted to emphasize extreme bass and treble for a scooped mids effect, or for cutting through the mix when you need to be heard. The Prefix Plus-T works with a standard 9V battery. 

    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 Studio 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.

    American Musical Supply - an Authorized Gibson Internet Retailer
    American Musical Supply - an Authorized Gibson Internet Retailer
    American Musical Supply has been selected as one of Gibson's very few Authorized Internet Retail Sites in the United States. As one of only a handful of companies to have this honor, AMS offers an extensive line of Gibson products, all covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty available only from Authorized Gibson retailers.

    Gibson is recognized as one of the most respected guitar builders in the world and AMS is proud to have a decades-long history with them. We are truly honored that Gibson has chosen us to bring their world-class instruments to you.
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    Product Specifications
    Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Studio Cutaway Specifications
    • Manufactured in: Bozeman, MT
    • Body Style: Square Shoulder Small Dreadnought
    • Top Species: Solid Sitka Spruce
    • Back and Sides: Solid Rosewood
    • Marquetry: Checker board
    • Body Binding: 6-ply top, single-ply back
    • Species: Mahogany
    • Profile: Round
    • Neck Joint Angle:
    • Neck Joint Location: 14th fret
    • Species: Rosewood
    • Scale length: 25 1/2 inches
    • Nut Width: 1.725 inch
    • Frets: 20
    • Inlays: MOP Double Parallelograms
    • Peg Head Angle: 17°
    • Species: Ebony
    • Shape: Custom line
    • Pins: White
    • Tuners: Gold Grover Kidney
    • Pickup: Fishman Active Transducer
    • Pickguard: Tortoise mini-Hummingbird shape
    • Electronics: Fishman Prefix Plus-T with Tuner 
    • Inlays: Abalone Rosette
    • Features: Cutaway
    • Case: Hardshell
    • Gibson Masterbuilt Premium
    • Phosphor Bronze Wound

    Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  800-444-2766 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime
    DMR Guitar
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    A Good Guitar, with Great Guitar Potential
    Product Rating
    What is your opinion of this product?
    This guitar is stunning outside of the richly appointed HS case. It is what I would expect from the Gibson brand, which I hold in high regard. Further, the electronics on the guitar are beyond reproach. Excellent balance of tone and output, the pre-amp has a huge amount of features which all work quite nicely! So why 4 stars, not 5? The high E-string nut slot is too low&prone to pinching. The nut should be better dressed & slotted for string pinching issues. The string action is quite high, but how unusual is this for an acoustic guitar? Some players prefer this, so what can Gibson do? You either live with it or modify the saddle height. Lastly, it would have been great to have the strap button factory mounted to the neck, as most acoustic brands provide this item. I really can't figure out why it was omitted. None of these items are deal breakers and since I already work on guitars, I can take care of these, but for the cost, why do I have to? Follow-up in a few weeks.
    Scott A.
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    The Gibson name say's it all
    What is your opinion of this product?
    Beautiful instrument with amazing sound. 2nd to none. True 10
    D medlock
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    The good and the bad
    What is your opinion of this product?
    The guitar is awesome. The even tone compares to some of my more high guitars I have. Being my first Gibson acoustic , I was really impressed with the quality of the inlay and binding. First rate instrument. The case on the other hand is very cheap and unimpressive. Basically it was a realy nice cardboard case. Not something I would expect with such a quality instrument.
    Bill Binnings
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    The Songwriter Deluxe cutaway I played at GC in Las Vegas felt and sounded like my 1968 Dove !!
    What is your opinion of this product?
    My choice as a "replacement" for my 1968 Dove which is all-original but needs to retire from gigging. This new axe is "the one".Taylor and Martin eat your heart out.
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    An amazing entry-level Gibson
    What is your opinion of this product?
    I have had mine for about six months. I also own a Taylor 314. As much as I love my taylor, it spends more time hanging on the wall in my music room since I've become a Gibson owner. The feel, sound, playability of the Gibson is second to none.
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    Unbelievable sound! I am in love!
    What is your opinion of this product?
    I have been a fan of late 70's Alvarez Yairi's for many years, and they do have a great sound. But the Songwriter Deluxe has blown me away with it's outstanding sound and response. I do a lot of finger picking, and I have yet to play anything that comes close, including the Martin D-28, HD-28 and the Taylor 600 series. On top of all that, the thing is just gorgeous! I could not be happier with my purchase. The setup out of the factory was not great, but I have yet to get a new guitar that is set up perfectly right out of the factory. One trip to my guitar guy and she plays like butter.
    joylynn frecheette
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    the strings are very high for that kind of money not very happy
    What is your opinion of this product?
    They want 65 bucks to get the strings lowered and for what. I'm paying for the guitar it should not have had to have that done can you take soome off theguitar
    Katherine Light from United States
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    Yes sir, life is good.
    Your general opinion of this product.
    Back in the 60's I had a 1957 Gibson J-45. Over the years I sold it, got it back, traded it for a Martin and then lost track of it. So, in searching for a new axe I looked at Martins and Taylors but nostolgia grabbed me by the seat of my pants and I bought this Gibson. A good choice? We'll see over the next few months.
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    Looks nice, doesn't play or sound like a guitar in its price class.
    Your general opinion of this product.
    Seems well built. Looks nice, plays alright once its setup right. Tone is not there though. Sounds very anemic and almost plastic-y. I've only put around 40 hours playing on it so it might open up a bit more with more playing but I dont think it sounded like a guitar worth the money it cost. If this was around a $1K instrument, I might say its worth it. I wouldn't recommend it to a friend though. Called Gibson about my issues and they weren't even willing to look at it.
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