The LE 2018 Songwriter Studio EC is a superior performance model with a Sitka spruce top with rosewood back and sides. First introduced in 2003, the Songwriter Deluxe Studio combines Gibson’s time-honored bracing patterns of the 1930’s with our original dreadnought shape, providing a supreme tonal quality.
The Songwriter Studio EC features Gibson’s unique advanced X-bracing system. 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 result is an instrument that delivers incredible response, and a superior dynamic range with balanced, warm tones, clear lows, and solid treble registers. The added active electronics allow you to take that sound anywhere.
Grover Rotomatic Tuners
Grover’s original Rotomatic tuners are an engineering marvel, with abundant style and performance exactly suited for the Songwriter Studio EC. 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.
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.