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Gibson Traveling Songwriter CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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    Slimline with huge acoustic tone for the pro on the road.

    Handcrafted in Bozeman, Montana, the Traveling Songwriter CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar has a unique, thin hollow body with a domed Sitka spruce top and the same scalloped bracing pattern as '30s-era Gibsons for ravishing acoustic tone. It is crafted with an ecologically-sound Smartwood mahogany neck, back, and sides with rosewood fretboard and bridge with 24-3/4" scale. The historic square-shoulder body and Moustache-like sculpted bridge give it an unmistakable Gibson look. Perfect for virtually any performing or songwriting situation, the rear soundhole provides the player with enhanced acoustic volume in quiet settings. Onstage, the Fishman Custom electronics offer precise control of your sound.

    Features
    • Solid Sitka spruce top
    • Smartwood mahogany neck, back, and sides
    • Indian rosewood fretboard and bridge
    • Fishman Custom electronics
    • Completely hollow design with rear soundhole
    • Scalloped bracing
    • Dome-top construction

    Make this lean, mean, travelin' machine yours now. We guarantee you will absolutely love it, or your money back.

     

    Traveling Songwriter CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

    • Style - Square Shoulder (Thin-bodied)
    • Top - Solid Sitka Spruce
    • Back and sides - Solid Mahogany
    • Body Binding - multi ply top
    • NECK Species - Mahogany
    • Scale - 24 3/4"
    • Angle- 90 degree
    • Profile- Low profile V
    • Indian Rosewood fingerboard
    • Number of Frets - 21
    • Inlays - MOP dot
    • Nut width - 1.725"
    • Bridge- Sculpted rosewood
    • Pins- white plastic
    • Tuners - Gold
    • Fishman Custom electronics
    • Special lightweight travel case with hygrometer and arm straps
    • Special design Gibson sculpted pickguard
    • Scalloped 1930s top bracing
    • Compact thin-body design with rear soundhole
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    GibsonTraveling Songwriter CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar
     
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    4.0

    too pricey for a 'traveller'

    Comments about Gibson Traveling Songwriter CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar a little more than a year ago. The quality workmanship is superb. Great playability up and down the neck. It would be nice to have an onboard tuner as well since they call this a traveller model. One thing of note is that the sound hole is in the bottom backside of the guitar. It sounds great but you sort of have to get use to the fact that the sound is not coming out from the front. This is the precise reason that I bought this because all my other acoustic-electrics have the standard front soundholes. The sound of course is not as full compared to the bigger guitars but it does sounds crisp (depending on the strings you use). Great guitar but a bit too pricy.

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    4.0

    An interesting guitar but not for everyone

    By Howard Ostrow

    from Denver, CO

    Comments about Gibson Traveling Songwriter CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I'm not sure why Gibson labels this a "traveling" guitar. It has a thin profile but otherwise it's closer to a full size guitar. The rear port gives it an almost dobro like sound when it's not plugged in. I guess the traveling part is the muted sound when played acoustically. When plugged in the tone is very natural. The neck feels nice and action is low. I use a varation on an open D tuning with it and I enjoying playing it. I thinks that it's a bit on pricey side for a "traveling" guitar. I bought from some who won it in a contest for less than half the going price.

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