The Songwriter may have been first introduced in 2003, but in combining the traditional, hand-scalloped X-bracing of the 1930s with Gibson’s original square-shoulder dreadnaught shape the Songwriter Standard is a timeless representation of the manufacturer’s long, rich history of acoustic innovation. It should come as no surprise then, with rosewood back and sides and a sitka spruce top, that it sings with a wide dynamic range and tonal quality that can only come from decades of mastery.
About Gibson Montana:
Luthier Orville Gibson founded the Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co. Ltd. in Kalamazoo, MI in 1902. Its original aim was to make mandolins and mandolin-family instruments. Over the last 100-plus years, Gibson Brands, Inc., as it is now known, has since evolved into the world’s premier manufacturer of semi-hollow and hollow body electric guitars, as well as a celebrated portfolio of innovative solid-body and acoustic models.
“Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy... or they become legend.” So wrote Montana author Jim Harrison, perhaps about the master luthiers of Gibson Montana, which produces all of Gibson’s acoustic guitars.
Body Shape: Square Shoulder
Top: Sitka spruce
Back and Side Wood: Rosewood
Bracing: Traditional hand-scalloped Advanced X-bracing
Binding: Multi-ply top, single-ply back
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Profile: Round
Scale Length: 25.5''
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12''
Number of Frets: 20
Nut Material: Tusq
Nut Width: 1.725''
Inlays: Mother-of-pearl Parallelogram
Neckjoint: Compound dovetail neck-to-body joint
Tuner Plating: Gold
Bridge: Custom Line
Saddle Material: Tusq
Tuning Machines: Grover Rotomatic w/ Kidney Buttons
Pickguard: Custom Line
Truss Rod Cover: B/W
Bridge Pins: Tusq
Pickup: LR Baggs™ VTC
Controls: Volume and Tone controls in soundhole
Strings: 0.053, 0.042, 0.032, 0.024, 0.016, 0.012
Case: Gibson Hardshell
Other: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit