Meet the Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Standard acoustic
20th Oct 2009 | 15:14
Modern look, 1930s tone
PRESS RELEASE: Gibson Acoustic, the leader in acoustic guitar manufacturing continues to meet the demand of musicians worldwide with the extraordinary Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Standard Acoustic guitar. This acoustic guitar from the legendary Gibson factory in Bozeman, Montana is designed with superior levels of features that give unparalleled benefits to acoustic players around the world.
These benefits include a clean even-grained AAA-grade solid Sitka spruce top with elegant abalone rosette and finished in an antiqued natural lacquer that gives this instrument a striking golden-toned hue. It also comes with a modern sculpted Dove-style pickguard created by the division's master luthier. The blueprint of this new 2009 model is based on Gibson's original Songwriter Deluxe, which was first released in 1999 and now comes with a new modern look matched with classic 1930s Gibson tone.
The performance and studio needs of today's professional players is also addressed by the addition of Fishman's Aura Ellipse Pickup system which reproduces the natural sound. Additional features include the incorporation of Gibson Acoustic's very first compound radius fingerboard. This type of fingerboard has a smaller radius at the nut, and a larger radius at the neck and body joint to accommodate an exceptionally low playing action, while also creating a playing surface perfect for string bending techniques used commonly in blues and rock. This all makes this Gibson Acoustic model an innovative and popular model from the division in Bozeman, Montana.
Adding even more trademark detail to the Songwriter Deluxe Standard's already distinctive look is its ebony fingerboard and new mother-of-pearl inlaid "diamond-eye" position markers. A matching engraved truss rod cover also adds a final accent of quality and professional design to the guitar. Other standard appointments include a tapered shoulder body design and lightweight mini gold Grover tuners. The new Songwriter Deluxe Standard is also offered with a cutaway body design for those who prefer the full range of the guitar neck.
The cutaway edition – the Songwriter Deluxe Standard EC – is available at no additional charge, which allows you to choose freely which option is best for your style of playing. The master craftsmen of Gibson Acoustic are very proud and excited to add the new Songwriter Deluxe Standard to its legendary array of handmade acoustics under the banner of the new Songwriter Series, which also includes the Songwriter Deluxe Studio, the Songwriter Deluxe Custom, and the legendary Hummingbird. Other features include Red Spruce top Bracing bonded to the top and a unique ergonomic ebony bridge, carved and rounded for additional playing comfort.
MSRP – Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Standard: $4,083
For more information, visit www.gibson.com
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