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Gibson Songmaker Series DSM Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
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Gibson's DSM Dreadnought guitar from the Songmaker series features a J-45 headstock, the rosette of the SJ-200, the pickguard from the Blues King, an...Click To Read More About This Product
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An outstanding dreadnought featuring solid woods and warm Gibson tone.
Gibson's DSM Dreadnought guitar from the Songmaker series features a J-45 headstock, the rosette of the SJ-200, the pickguard from the Blues King, and the bridge from the Woody Guthrie Southern Jumbo. Gibson blended these timeless features with two classic body styles the legendary dreadnought and the grand concert, and traditional guitar-making woods including mahogany and rosewood”creating a series of guitars for every personal preference.
These Gibson guitars are all made from solid wood and sport features such as Gibson's traditional scalloped bracing, double acting truss rods, and premium Sitka spruce tops. Other significant appointments include a solid mahogany, 25-1/2" scale neck with an ebony fingerboard, rosewood or white boltaron binding, genuine mother-of-pearl dot inlays, chrome hardware, and Tusq saddles, nuts, and bridge pins. The headstock and peghead carry the Gibson logo in silk-screened gold letters. In addition, every Songmaker Series acoustic comes with its own standard hard shell guitar case from Gibson Acoustic.
Proudly made by Gibson Acoustic in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
- Body Style: Dreadnought
- Top Species: Sitka spruce
- Back and Sides: Solid mahogany
- Body Binding: White
- Species: Solid mahogany
- Scale: 25-1/2"
- Profile: D
- Species: Ebony
- Inlay: Abalone Dot
- Nut Width: 1-3/4" Tusq
- Bridge: Ebony with white binding
- Pins: White
- Tuners: Chrome Gibson
- Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
- Case: Gibson Hardshell
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I used to be an active singer/songwriter, and am very particular about what I like and don't. I have owned Martins in the past, but always wanted a Gibson. I used to think I wanted a J-200, but found their tones to be unbalanced due to the size and Maple wood of most I've played. I've spent time playing every major brand out there in GC and other stores, so I know a good one when I play it. One day, I came across the DSM and was delighted to see it was only six hundred used. I sat in that store for hours comparing to J-45 and Humming bird, to Martins and Taylors and kept coming back to the warm, rich balanced tone of this guitar. A week later, I made her mine. Since then, the guitar has matured in sound even more, with nice lows, subtle mids and clear but not brittle sounding highs--overall, the most balanced sounding guitar I've ever owned, and maybe played. I can' say enough about how happy I am with it. It's a gem, and probably the first guitar I've ever wanted to keep for a lifetime.
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I have owned one for several years, and it has aged wonderfully. The guitar is lightweight, loud and very responsive. The solid wood construction make the tone bright and detailed. Too bad they stopped making these because the DSM is an outstanding value.
I tried out other acoustics, both Gibson and Martin, in the same price range or above and chose the Gibson DSM because it had a bigger, brighter sound, plus relatively low action, making it suitable for both flat- and finger-picking styles. The guitar needed a minor truss rod adjustment at first to prevent buzzing, but otherwise it has excellent, sound, looks, and feel. I'm very happy with it.
I love this guitar. The tone is rich. The appointments are beautiful. The action is low and the neck is similar to that of a les paul. It has a wonderful satiny feel to it. I am convinced that i will never need another acoustic guitar as long as i live.