The new Songwriter Deluxe Standard from Gibson Acoustic delivers a higher level of performance and features, which was achieved by studying the positive consumer responses to features already successful in our other models.
Consideration was also given to the countless electric guitar players that continue to adapt to unplugged music, whether it be for differing performance venues, or just the fact that many players are no longer performing "plugged-in" with a live group.
The new Songwriter Deluxe Standard delivers unmatched playability, and one of the features that help it achieve this is 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.
Acoustic players can more effectively play their favorite electric licks and still fingerpick and strum their way to acoustic stardom, all on the same guitar.
What Gibson say about the Songwriter Deluxe Standard
The 2009 Songwriter Deluxe Standard sets a new benchmark for today's acoustic guitars by combining several time-honored production elements of the past with a number of modern, cutting-edge appointments.
Using Gibson's popular Songwriter Deluxe Studio as its template, the Songwriter Deluxe Standard adds a new compound radius fingerboard for electric guitar-like playing action, and incorporates Gibson's renowned red spruce top bracing from the 1930's, bonded with traditional hide glue for maximum tone and volume.