With its abalone trim and distinctive mother of pearl fingerboard and headstock inlays, the new 2009 Songwriter Deluxe Custom is the finest offering from Gibson's Songwriter family of acoustics. It is considered one of the world's finest sounding square-shouldered acoustics, crafted to reflect simple and sophisticated elegance.
Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Custom
The body design of the Songwriter Deluxe Custom is known as a small dreadnought. The top is made from AA-grade 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 dry it out, 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.
Ebony Fingerboard with Rolled Edges and New Deluxe Custom Inlays
The fingerboard of Gibson’s Songwriter Deluxe Custom is constructed from the highest grade ebony on earth, which is personally inspected and qualified by Gibson’s team of skilled experts before it enters the Gibson factories. The resilience of this durable wood makes the fingerboard extremely balanced and stable, and gives each chord and note unparalleled clarity and bite. The fingerboard inlays of the Songwriter Deluxe Custom are a completely new design made of genuine mother of pearl, and inserted into the fingerboard using a process that eliminates gaps and doesn’t require the use of fillers. The fingerboard also sports a rolled edge — instead of the usual right angle where the fingerboard surface meets the neck, Gibson Acoustic’s rolled edges are slightly beveled for an extremely smooth and comfortable feel, enhancing the playability of the Songwriter Deluxe Custom.
Fishman Aura Ellipse Acoustic Pickup System
Gibson’s Songwriter Deluxe Custom comes equipped with a built-in Fishman Ellipse Aura electronics package, which combines Fishman’s most sophisticated onboard preamp design with the power of the popular Aura Acoustic Imaging Technology. The result is acoustic sound that is exceptionally accurate and true to life. Already loaded onto the system are four images that best match the instrument’s natural tonal characteristics. You can make adjustments to any of them using the system’s Pickup/Image Blend or Volume controls, or use the switchable Natural I and Natural II low frequencies for tone shaping. You can also control feedback with the Phase switch and automatic Anti-Feedback device control. The pickup's ergonomic soundhole-mounted design puts slider controls at your fingertips so you can maintain a natural playing position at all times. The Fishman Ellipse Aura is used by such noted musicians as Brad Paisley, Pete Townshend and Travis Tritt.
- Top Species: Sitka Spruce
- Back and Sides: Indian Rosewood
- Bridge: Ebony Custom Line
- Tuners: Gold Mini Grover
- Nut Width: 1.725"
- Nut: Bone