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Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC
At the heart of Gibson’s square-shoulder dreadnought line of acoustic guitars is the Songwriter series, and the Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC is its most fundamental offering in a distinct cutaway design. First introduced in 2003, the Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC combines Gibson’s time-honored bracing patterns of the 1930s with our original dreadnought shape, and it has gained worldwide acclaim over the past decade.
Gold Grover Rotomatic Tuners
Grover’s original Rotomatic tuners are an engineering marvel with abundant style and performance exactly suited for the Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC. 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.
Crown Peghead 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 EC.
The pickguard on the Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC is a custom line design made in our traditional tortoise shell pattern material.
A rosette is the beautiful, hand-crafted circle around the soundhole, and can be one of the most beautiful elements of any acoustic guitar. It is also one of the most subtle and complicated woodworking ornamentations. The rosette on the Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC 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 line.
Rosewood Fingerboard with Rolled Edges and Split Parallelogram Inlays
The fingerboard of Gibson’s Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC is constructed from rosewood. The resilience of this durable wood makes the fingerboard extremely balanced and stable, giving each single note and chord unparalleled bite and clarity. The Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC’s split parallelogram inlays are made of genuine mother-of-pearl and are placed into the fingerboard using a process that eliminates gaps and doesn’t require the use of fillers. The fingerboard also features a beveled edge for an extremely smooth and comfortable feel, enhancing the playability of the Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC.
The body design of the Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC is known as a small dreadnought. The top is made from Sitka spruce, while the back and sides are constructed from rosewood, giving it a balanced, warm tone with clear lows and solid treble registers. Selecting the right wood, and the formula to acclimate it properly, are two of the most central procedures to Gibson’s guitar-building process. Beginning with its first catalog in 1903, Gibson has assured its customers that every guitar would be built using woods with “the most durable, elastic, and sonorous qualities,” and today’s guitars from Gibson Acoustic are no different.
Fishman Prefix Plus-T Acoustic Pickup System
The Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC from Gibson Acoustic 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, 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.
Every acoustic guitar made by Gibson features scalloped and radiused top-bracing inside the body. By scalloping each brace, 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 EC 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.
Body Style Square Shoulder
Top Species Sitka spruce
Back and Sides Rosewood
Binding Multi-ply Top, Single Ply Back
Bracing Advanced X-Bracing
Rosette Double Ring w/Abalone
Bridge Custom Line
Bridge Pins White
Tuners Gold Grover Rotomatics
Pickguard Tortoise Custom Line
Pickups Prefix Plus-T
Profile Comfort Contour Neck
Scale 25 1/2"
Angle 3 Degrees
Peghead Angle 17 Degrees
Peghead Inlay Mother-of-pearl Logo and Crown
Nut Width 1.725"
Joint 14th Fret
Binding Single Ply
Inlays MOP Paralellegrams
Number of Frets 20
Case Exterior Black Custom w/ Logo
Case Interior Blue