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2012 Gibson Songwriter Deluxe, Sitka Spruce / Rosewood, Fishman Prefix

2012 Gibson Songwriter Deluxe, Sitka Spruce / Rosewood, Fishman Prefix

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Music Store Live is proud to present this 2010 Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Studio! This Songwriter has a brilliantly fat tone and a playability that rivals guitars twice it's price. The lows are deep and rich while the highs are sweet and singing. This is a wonderful to help balance any recording session and of course, it's a terrific axe to find a quite place to work out your next masterpiece. The on board electronics sound great too making this an all in one electric / acoustic that you can look forward to rocking any stage with. For the money, this is a heaping portion of guitar!

Item Details

This 2010 Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Studio is all original with the exception of the synthetic bone Tusq nut which is a replacement. Also, one strap button has been added to the heel. The guitar comes with its original hard shell case. Serial number is # 12390025. Please read below for extensive information on the features this guitar offers.

The following information is found on Gibson's website:

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.

Body Tonewoods
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.

Bracing
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.

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.

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. 

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.

Pickguard
The pickguard on the Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC is a custom line design made in our traditional tortoise shell pattern material.

Rosette
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.

Overall Condition

This 2010 Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Studio dreadnought is in excellent condition with the exception of a low number of extremely faint scrathes to the finish. Any finish scratches on this guitar are very hard to see without the right lighting and determination. there are no dings, cracks or impressions. There have been no repairs on this guitar. The frets are in excellent condition.

This will make a fantastic singer / songwriter / performing or at home guitar. Anything you need this axe to do, it can do it and then some more. In the under $2,000 range, this guitar gets a 5 star rating as far as we're concerned.

Specs

The following features attribute to the classic and warm sound of this stunning instrument:


  • 2010 Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Studio
  • Natural
  • Solid Sitka Spruce Top
  • Solid Rosewood Back and Sides
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Comfort Contour Neck Profile
  • Bound Rosewood Fretboard
  • Split Parallelogram Inlays
  • Single Ply Binding on Neck
  • Multi Ply Binding on Top, Single Ply on Back
  • Checkerboard Marquetry
  • Abalone Double Ring Rosette
  • Fishman Prefix Plus-T Pickup System
  • Tortoise Custom Line Pick Guard
  • Mother of Pearl Logo and Crown Headstock Inlay
  • 20 Frets
  • Scale Length 25 1/2"
  • Nut width 1.725"
  • Custom Line Ebony Bridge 
  • Tusq Compensated Saddle
  • Gole Plated Grover Rotomatic Tuners
  • Weight 5.5 lbs
  • Gibson Black Hard Shell Case
  • Serial # 12390025

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