Introduced in 2003, the Songwriter quickly became a favorite for it’s traditional, hand-scalloped X-bracing and supreme tonal quality. This Songwriter Standard EC improves upon the modern classic by adding rosewood back and sides and a sitka spruce top to a single cutaway body for an even richer dynamic range and improved access to the upper frets.
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: Studio
Bridge Pins: Tusq
Pickup: Fishman Prefix Plus-T
Controls: Rib mounted controls with tuner
Strings: 0.053, 0.042, 0.032, 0.024, 0.016, 0.012
Case: Gibson Hardshell
Other: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit