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Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case)

Handmade by Gibson Montana's master luthiers, the Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC delivers incredible feel and unparalleled tone with a Fishman active pickup. (78) Read 12 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
Rosewood back and sides Warm tone with long sustain
Hand-scalloped, advanced X bracing Top vibrates freely; exceptional projection
Fishman Prefix Plus-T pickup system Incredible acoustic tones for live or recording
The Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC acoustic-electric guitar is built to provide warm tones that resonate through the body and neck. When you need to turn it up louder, the Fishman electronics system ensures your sound stays true.

Learn more about the Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC with this video:


Crafted for Maximum Resonance

This Gibson Songwriter Deluxe is designed from the ground up to provide resonant tone. Constructed with a Sitka spruce top and Indian rosewood back and sides, this particular Songwriter features an Advanced-X bracing pattern with a wider X brace than most current models. This creates a more open area under the bridge which warms up the midrange and helps boost the volume.

The resonance continues through the guitar's neck, joined to the body in the old-fashioned method using a dovetail joint and hide glue. This makes for a more cohesive joint than bolt-on necks, allowing the neck to better resonate with the body.

Fishman Electronics Accurately Amplify Warm Tone

Equipped with a Fishman Prefix Plus-T electronics system, the Songwriter Deluxe can reach large audiences without sacrificing its warm sound. You can tweak your electronic tone with the bass, contour, treble, and brilliance EQ controls and fight feedback with the notch filter and phase switch. An onboard tuner with LED display makes staying in tune simple.

Special Touches Add Playability and Beauty

Aesthetic upgrades abound on the Songwriter Deluxe. Appointments like the custom pickguard, double-ring rosette, and dual-parallelogram fretboard inlays will catch your eye, but there are other features your ears and hands will appreciate. The guitar's cutaway meets the neck at the 17th fret, giving the player plenty of access to higher notes and the fretboard's beveled edge makes for a smooth playing experience.

Features:

-Square shoulder dreadnought body with cutaway
- Sitka spruce top
- Indian Rosewood back and sides
- 6-ply binding on top, 1-ply binding on back
- Mahogany neck with round profile
- Neck is jointed to body with dovetail joint and hide glue
- Rosewood fretboard
- Traditional ebony Gibson bridge
- Gold Grover tuners
- Fishman Prefix Plus-T Active electronics system
- EQ controls and built-in tuner
- Tortoise custom line pickguard
- Hardshell case included

A dreadnought built with classic techniques to promote resonance, the Gibson Songwriter Deluxe EC brings to life that warm acoustic sound you've dreamed of.

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Body
- Body Style: Square Shoulder Cutaway
- Top Species: Premium Sitka Spruce
- Back and Sides: Indian Rosewood
- Marquetry: Checker
- Body Binding: 6-ply top; 1-ply back

Neck
- Species: Mahogany
- Scale: 25 1/2"
- Profile: Round

Fingerboard
- Species: Rosewood
- Inlay: MOP Parallelograms
- Nut Width: 1.725"
- Other Inlays: Abalone Rosette; MOP crown on headstock

Bridge
- Bridge: Traditional Gibson Ebony Bridge
- Pins: White

Hardware
- Tuners: Gold Grover
- Pickguard: Tortoise Custom Line
- Pickup: Active electronics with rim control EQ and built in tuner

Other
- Case: Premium Hardshell
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 21 x 8 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON

Product Description

The Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC offers superior performance with rosewood back and sides and an active transducer pickup. This Studio EC Cutaway version of the performance model includes rosewood back and sides and active electronics with rim control EQ and built in tuner.

Features:

- Grover Rotomatic tuners
- Bone nut and Tusq saddle
- "Big Sky" radiused fingerboard edge
- Industry's finest electronics
- Premium hardshell case
- Distinctive labels

In today's world, many acoustic guitar manufacturers have chosen to build their instruments more quickly, cheaply, and in greater numbers.

Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Studio ECs are made one-at-a-time, by hand. No shortcuts. No substitutions. They're made in Bozeman, Montana, where the climatic conditions are ideal for guitar building. Most importantly, Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Studio ECs are built by master craftspeople that have dedicated their lives to building the world's finest acoustic instruments.

These elements combine to create the difference that is the Gibson acoustic guitar. The difference is "MasterBuilt."

Artistry At Work

Experienced builders and players understand that handmade quality, design, and construction determine an instrument's ability to produce truly beautiful sound. Gibson's methods of handmaking guitars have remained unchanged for nearly a century.

The top brace of each guitar is carefully scalloped and arched to focus the sound to the center of the sound-hole. The resulting distinctive "Gibson Tone" shares the same vibrance and fidelity as the sound from a fine audio speaker.

Instead of a cheaper bolt-on neck, Gibson's dovetail joint technique creates a cohesive bond between the vibrating neck and body - almost as if the guitar were carved from a single piece of wood. This time-honored technique effectively transfers the strings' vibrations directly into the wood for superior tone and unsurpassed resonance.

Finally, unlike other manufacturers, Gibson still uses its famous "violin-like" lacquer finish. Over the years, the complex makeup of the lacquer merges with the wood, further sweetening the instrument's tone and providing an unmistakable "vintage" look and feel that players and collectors have come to cherish.

Each Gibson acoustic guitar is full of expression, character, and exquisite beauty. None is ordinary, and no 2 are alike. When compared to a marketplace full of "lookalikes," the differences of a MasterBuilt Gibson acoustic are unmatched in quality and performance.
Customer Reviews
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Gibson Songwriter Studio Customer Review
Sound: Outstanding. Hands down compares to any Martin or Taylor and I think sounds better than any acoustic dreadnought I have ever played. I have a Martin D28 which is hard to beat but the Songwriter holds it own and I can't put it down. Great bass sound and bright but not shrill. Feature: The Fishman electronics are top-notch and you have a large variety of useful features. Easy to change out the 9volt battery too unlike some others I've looked at. Ease of Use: Right out of its case, the action is lower than other high-end acoustics like Martin's. This guitar is so much easier to play. I would recommend this to beginners as well as you won't get as discouraged trying to learn your harder chords. Very easy to barr and no buzzing. Just fun to play and a dream to play. Quality: I get compliments all the time on this guitar. The abalone inlay on the rosette, neck and headstock is absolutely beautiful and high quality. It definitely turns heads. The cutaway adds to this guitar as well. Not an ugly cutaway like many have. Solidly built and feels well made. Value: I feel like I definitely got what I paid for. Don't feel cheated or burned. This guitar is worth every penny. Manufacturer Support: Can't comment, have never had to contact support. The Wow Factor: Late at night when I'm playing so I have no distractions from the family...:-)...I finish playing and then sometimes place my Songwriter on my guitar stand and just gaze at her. If it was another woman I would be in trouble. Overall: Overall, I love this guitar and would buy it again with no hesitation. I highly recommend it to anyone considering buying it. You will not be disappointed. Go ahead and buy it. There is never that perfect moment to afford a high-end guitar like this so just go ahead and pull the trigger and take it home with you.
Style of Music: Rock, Alternative, Country, Christian, Bluegrass
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Sound: I love dreadnaughts. This sounded just as good as the best dreadnaught I've ever played. I played a Songwriter Deluxe Cutaway at the Gibson Memphis factory. Which gave me the opportunity to compare it with others in the Dove line, including a black Elvis Dove, and a " Dove's Inflight." Tonally, it knocked me off my feet. The action was perfect. I could get up on the register above the twelth fret and do hammers, and pull offs. It would actually ring even up there. Feature: It was fitted with sealed gold grover keys acorn type. A natural spruce top, rosewood back and sides, super wide nickle frets, an ebony fret board, beautiful mother of pearl and abalone inlay, on the head, fretboard and around the rosette. This guitar did not include visible electronics, but I believe it had a pickup mounted under the bridge. The salesman said that most had fishman preamps. Quality: I found no cosmetic flaws. It was well setup. A nice set of medium gauge Elixirs would have been in order. Gibsons are as tough as any guitar. Still, keeping any guitar new looking is a labor of love. I don't play with picks, so it is easier for me than most other guitarists. Value: Not sure what the MSRP is. Everyone sells them for the same price, 1699. Cheaper than Dove, more than Hummingbird Manufacturer Support: I own a The Paul, a Q4000 and a Skunk Baxter. The Q4 got steamed. Gibson sent me to an authorized repair center in Virginia. It was a days drive. It cost me, but actually, the Guitar was better even after those major repairs. The Wow Factor: I wouldn't describe it as sexy. But, I do lust, I lust real bad. It is very asthetic. Offerings in finishes other than natural would be nice. Overall: This guitar could not be replaced. I would keep it till I died, I'm certain of that. I've had my Guild since it was new, 28 years, it's a part of my life. I could never part with it.
Style of Music: classical and blues fusion
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