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Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Cutaway Ovangkol Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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The Songwriter Deluxe Acoustic-Electric Guitar has a classic Gibson square shoulder dreadnought body with a soft cutaway for full fretboard access. I...Click To Read More About This Product
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The latest addition to the popular Songwriter famiiy with exotic ovangkol back and sides.
The Songwriter Deluxe Acoustic-Electric Guitar has a classic Gibson square shoulder dreadnought body with a soft cutaway for full fretboard access. It features a premium Sitka spruce top, exotic ovangkol wood back and sides, plus an ebony fingerboard and bridge. On-board Fishman electronics make the Songwriter Deluxe ready for any gig. This American beauty will inspire any songsmith for years to come.
- Body Style: Square Shoulder Soft Cutaway
- Top Species: Premium Sitka Spruce
- Back and Sides: Ovankol
- Body Binding: White 6-Ply Top; 1-Ply Back
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Scale: 25-1/2"
- Neck Profile: Round
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Fingerboard Inlays: Dot
- Nut Width: 1.725
- Bridge: Ebony with Mother of Pearl Dots
- Pins: Black
- Tuners: Chrome and Black Grovers
- Pickguard: Custom Tortoise shell
- Finish: Gloss
- Electronics: Active With Rim Control EQ And Built In Tuner
- Case: Premium Hardshell
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I got the Gibson Songwiter Deluxe as a graduation present. I play at chuch about every two or three weeks, and this baby is amazing. The action, while a little high, I had it lowered, and I put on ernie ball earthwood light strings on it and it plays like butter. The projection while unplugged it really nice, and plugged in at chuch (through a fender acoustisonic) sounds amazing as well. At home i have a fender frontman 65R and it sounds awesome through that as well. The tuner is really nice, especially for church because I can tune up between songs without having to hassle with a pedal tuner
Over the past two years, I have tried a number of different guitars: classical, acoustic, electric, jazz...This is, without a doubt of all the guitars I have tried, the best in terms of quality, construction, appearance, sound, tone. It is outstanding unplugged! When you plug it, get ready for an experience. This guitar is the one --if you had fifty -- that you would keep because all others would pale into saleability. The West African wood seems to have a soul that touches yours and resonates with tones you never imagined.
I haven't tried any songrwriter other than the Evangkol, but the sound and the feel are so great, you almost can't believe it. Even without the electronic hook-up, the projection of this instrument is extremely profound. Gibson did themselves proud with the production of this one. The only criticism I would level is that he action is a little high and, after tinkering with it for a while, I have decided to get it professionally reset. That minor point aside, this is a great guitar. Gibson out of Boseman generally blows away all competition, including Taylor which I have had and Martin which I have tried over and over again. Gibson rules. They're quality and overall attention to detail is something we can almost take for granted, that is, until we pick or strum our fingers or picks across the strings of their instruments. They are magnificent.
Trip to the ole guitar store last week resulted in this bad boy following me home. Sat in room with Taylors, Breedloves, Martins and about 4 Gibsons. Tried every single one in the room and this one kept calling my name. Price was not an issue, I wanted a good quality guitar and if you ever play one you will agree, this is an amazing buy that out performs everything in that room that ranged from $800-$7500. Bright but very balanced. all ranges sing through!!!
I can't tell if this is the exact guitar I recently ordered, received and returned, but I think it is. If it is, you should know that not mentioned in the comments is the fact that the saddle and bridge is mounted almost a half inch too far forward. In order to play this guitar you will have to either move the bridge back leaving a mess or replace the entire top. In addition the neck had a horrible bow in it. I was deeply disapointed in Gibson's quality control and in Musician's friend. I bought this guitar as a return and none of this was noted. I told them about these issues and they are still not noted. Beware. This guitar needs to be returned to Gibson. On the plus side, I replaced this guitar with a Guild GAd-30 PCE and could not be happier with it.