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  • Sitka spruce top
  • Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Square-shoulder, dreadnought cutaway body
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An affordable square-shoulder dreadnought cutaway acoustic from Gibson's Songwriter Series.

At the heart of Gibson’s square-shoulder dreadnought line of acoustic guitars is the Songwriter Series, and the Songwriter Deluxe Studio is its most fundamental offering. First introduced in 2003, the Songwriter Deluxe Studio combines Gibson’s time-honored bracing patterns of the 1930s with Gibson's classic square-shoulder shape, which gained world-wide recognition in the early 1960s. Includes case.

The body design of the Songwriter Deluxe Studio is known as a small dreadnought. The top is made from AA-grade Sitka spruce, while the back and sides are constructed from rosewood, giving the Songwriter a balanced, warm tone with clear lows and solid treble registers.

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 bracing pattern inside the Songwriter Deluxe Studio is based on the design used for Gibson’s celebrated Advanced Jumbo models of the 1930s, consisting of a wider “X” pattern that allows the top to vibrate more freely and push the sound toward the soundhole. The result is an instrument that delivers incredible response, and a superior dynamic range with balanced, warm tones, clear lows, and solid treble registers.

Rosewood fingerboard with rolled edges and split parallelogram inlays
The Songwriter Deluxe Studio’s split parallelogram inlays are made of genuine mother of pearl, and are inserted into the rosewood fingerboard using a process that eliminates gaps and doesn’t require the use of fillers. The fingerboard also sports a rolled edge—instead of the usual right angle where the fingerboard surface meets the neck, Gibson Acoustic’s rolled edges are slightly beveled for an extremely smooth and comfortable feel, enhancing the guitar's playability.

Gold Grover Rotomatic tuning machines
Grover’s original Rotomatic tuners are an engineering marvel, with abundant style and performance exactly suited for the Songwriter Deluxe Studio. 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 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.

Crown logo
Gibson put the first crown peghead logo on an ES-300 back in 1940, and it has graced the headstocks of many legendary Gibson guitars ever since, including today’s Songwriter Deluxe Studio. Over the years, it has also been called a “thistle” because of the group of flowering plants with the sharp prickles, though Gibson has preferred to call it a “crown.”

A rosette is the beautiful, hand-crafted circle around the soundhole, and can be one of the most ornamental elements of any acoustic guitar. It is also one of the most subtle and complicated woodworking decorations on any acoustic guitar. The rosette on the Songwriter Deluxe Studio is one of Gibson’s finest. It is a double-ring rosette with an abalone-filled middle, with both outer rings consisting of six-ply binding, adding a stylish, understated elegance to the Songwriter series.


  • Sitka spruce top
  • Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Square-shoulder, dreadnought cutaway body
  • 25.5" Scale mahogany neck with comfort contour
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Mother of pearl paralellogram fingerboard inlay
  • Ebony bridge
  • Bone string nut
  • Grover Rotomatic tuning machines
  • Fishman Prefix Plus-T acoustic pickup system
  • Gibson hardshell case included

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The Best guitar i've ever puchased

By mmartysb

from Luther. Oklahoma


  • Easy to play
  • Excelent quality
  • Great sound


    Best Uses

    • Country
    • Country Gospel

    Comments about Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Studio Acoustic/Electric Cutaway Guitar:

    I own this guitar and find it to be the best quality instrument I have ever owned,The deep sound on the upper strings are just what I was looking for
    for the type of music I play and sounds really great through my accoustic amp

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    Great Guitar

    By Oldsixtyeight

    from Havertown, PA


    • Sounds Great


      Best Uses

      • Bluegrass Flatpicking
      • Shows

      Comments about Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Studio Acoustic/Electric Cutaway Guitar:

      I found this guitar while searching for a Martin D-28 to buy. I played it, the D-28 and D-35 and felt it had the best sound. I pursued this process for more than a year prior to making my decision. I play in a classic rock band so I use this infrequently for shows (it does however sound great amplified and provides excellent rhythm on eagles songs). It is used mostly for Bluegrass Jamming/Flat picking, and it performs splendidly in that role.
      I would recommend this guitar to anyone.

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      • Yes

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      Awesome Guitar!!!

      By Gibsonguyuo1986

      from West Memphis, AR


      • Awesome tone
      • excellent craftsmanship
      • Great Live Or In Studio
      • Great playability


      • none

      Best Uses

      • Jams Sessions
      • Live
      • Studio

      Comments about Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Studio Acoustic/Electric Cutaway Guitar:

      I personally own this guitar. It sounds awesome. I switched out the bridge pins to bone and wow it sure has opened up even more tonally than before. If you play live or in the studio you cannot go wrong. Gibson has made a Jem with this guitar. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quality instrument.

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