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Songwriter Koa
Figured Koa Back and Sides
$3,649
At the heart of Gibson's square-shoulder dreadnought line is the Songwriter. First introduced in 2003, the Songwriter combines Gibson's time-honored bracing patterns and our dreadnought shape, providing a supreme tonal quality. This limited edition Songwriter Koa is our powerhouse instrument, handcrafted with stunning AAA Koa back and sides for a beautiful high end with added tonal complexity from our 1930's style top bracing. The headstock is crowned with a matching koa veneer for added elegance. Limited to only 50 handmade premium instruments worldwide.
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Sitka Spruce
Pieces: 2
Grade: AAA
Binding: 6 ply top
 
Back
Wood Species: Koa
Pieces: 2
Density: N/A
Binding: 1 ply
Weight
Weight Relief:
Average Weight (body only): 1.247 kg / 2.75 lbs
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Radiused top with scalloped bracing for projection and resonance
 
Body Contour
Carve: Radiused
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Single Action
Profile: Round
Thickness at Fret 1: 2.07cm / .815"
Thickness at Fret 12:
Other Materials: Franklin Titebond 50, hot hide glue neck joint
Average Weight: .439kg / .970lb
 
Peg Head
Type: AJ
Inlay: MOP
Peg Head Binding:
Silkscreen:
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Compound Dovetail neck joint for resonance distribution throughout guitar
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 3 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance:
Type: Compound Dovetail
Adhesive: Hot hide glue
Gauges Used: Short Scale Pitch Gauge
Nut
Style:
Material: Tusq
Width: 4.38 cm / 1.725"
Slots: E: 0.053
A: 0.042
D: 0.032
G: 0.024
B: 0.016

e: 0.012
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade:
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 "
Frets: 20
Nut/End of Board: 4.38cm / 1.725" @ nut, 5.70cm / 2.25" @ end of board
Scale: 64.77cm / 25.5"
Binding: Single Ply Cream
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Paralellogram
Material: Mother of Pearl
Dimensions:
Average Weight: 111.13gr / 3.92oz
Finishes
Honeyburst
Color Code: HB
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler:
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: SNBST YELLOW / ANY0033, TBCO BROWN / NAB0531, CHERRY / NAR0121
Top Coat: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
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Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Gold Grover Rotomatics
Material:
Weight: 46.72 gr / 1.648 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 14:1
Gear Type:
What is allowable turn:
Plating specs: Gold
Part numbers: 140-130-630
 
String Dimensions
E: 0.053
A: 0.042
D: 0.032
G: 0.024
B: 0.016
e: 0.012
 
Bridge
Style: Custom Line
Material: Rosewood with Tusq saddle
Plating Specs:
Part number: 140-120-918, 140-130-866
Weight: 24.94gr / .88oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" mono
 
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Plastics
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Custom
Part Number: 140-130-843
 
Style:
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Accessories
Case
Style: Hard Shell
Color: Black
 
Strap Locks:
Tools:
 
Manual: Gibson Acoustic Owner's Manual
COA/Other: None