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. 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.
The pickguard on the Songwriter Deluxe Studio 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 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, which ads 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 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’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.
The body design of the Songwriter Deluxe Studio 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.
L.R. Baggs Element Active Acoustic Pickup System
The Songwriter Deluxe Studio from Gibson Acoustic comes equipped with the popular Element Active Acoustic Pickup System from L.R. Baggs, which features a low-profile undersaddle element—or transducer—that’s proven more stable and durable than many standard ribbon-type pickups. Combined with an onboard preamp with an unobtrusive and removable volume control mounted just inside the soundhole, the Element delivers performance not previously attainable from an undersaddle pickup. Its sleek and effective design removes unnecessary internal components, which enhances the coupling between pickup and guitar and improves the sensitivity of the transducer. The result is a robust, lively and natural acoustic sound with excellent dynamics and a delicate high end. The Element works with a standard 9V battery, which is housed inside the guitar in L.R. Baggs’s new “Battery Bagg.”
Every acoustic guitar made by Gibson features scalloped, 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 is based on the design used for Gibson’s celebrated Advanced Jumbo models of the 1930s. The bracing pattern consists 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.