Crafted in the image of Gibson’s great big-bodied, square-shouldered dreadnoughts—with a 25.5” scale length to help it all ring bold and true—the Songwriter Deluxe Standard is made from a solid Sitka spruce top, solid Indian rosewood back and sides, and a one-piece quarter-sawn mahogany neck with 12”-16” compound radius ebony fingerboard. But the implementation of choice tonewoods doesn’t end there: rather than load down the instrument’s superb resonance with excessive plastics, Gibson applies natural maple binding to the body’s top and back, while also binding the fingerboard and headstock in maple.
Further enhancing the guitar’s tonal splendor are details such as its ebony bridge with bone saddle, bone nut, 1930s advanced X-brace constructed of scalloped Adirondack red spruce braces, the use of hot hide glue (employed in the construction of countless great vintage acoustics), and thin hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer finish (your choice of either Antique Natural or Vintage Sunburst).
More than just a rich and shimmering tone machine, though, the Songwriter Deluxe Standard is also an unparalleled looker. Its abalone soundhole rosette, mother-of-pearl “diamond eye” fingerboard inlays, mother-of-pearl headstock inlays, custom two-point tortoiseshell pickguard, back marquetry strip, and gold Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners all bespeak a subtle elegance that will get you noticed, even while the Songwriter Deluxe Standard’s performance is getting you heard.
And when you want to take it all up on stage the Songwriter Deluxe Standard is ready, with a factory installed Fishman Ellipse Aura pickup and preamp unit. This cutting-edge system not only impeccably translates the guitar’s resonant acoustic voice to your choice of PA or amplification system, but also allows you to blend the instrument’s natural tone with one of four “images” of classic acoustic guitar recordings for unparalleled sonic versatility. Each guitar comes with a formfitting hardshell case with plush purple lining, an owner’s manual, and Gibson’s Gold Warranty, so check out the Songwriter Deluxe Standard today at your authorized Gibson dealer. MSRP $4,083
About Gibson Guitar:
Gibson is known worldwide for producing classic models in every major style of fretted instrument including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins and banjos. The Gibson Les Paul guitar is the best selling guitar of all time and bears the name of the late, great Les Paul. Gibson’s HD.6X-PRO Digital Guitar, the Gibson Robot Guit, the Gibson’s Dark Fire and the Gibson Dusk Tiger all represent the biggest advances in electric guitar design in over 70 years. The Gibson Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Gibson Guitar Corp. and dedicates its time and services to making the world a better place for children through its support of music, education, health and human services. Founded in 1984 in Kalamazoo, MI and headquartered in Nashville since 1984, Gibson Guitar Corp.’s family of brands now includes Epiphone, Dobro, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Echoplex, Electar, Flatior, Slingerland, Valley Arts, Maestro, Oberheim, Baldwin, Sunshine Piano, Take Anwhere Technology, J&C Fischer, Chickering, Hamilton and Wurlitzer.