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Gibson Songwriter Mahogany Vintage Sunburst #12801039 - Used  From Gibson Guitars

Sitka/Mahogany square shoulder dreadnought with Fishman electronics.  Classic Gibson tone!


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What We Think

The best Gibsons we've played, both vintage and more recent, all exude a power and a warmth that you just don't get with other manufacturers.  This guitar is a fine, fine example of that classic Gibson tone.  Rich balance from bass to treble is all the more immediate thanks to the volume and projection offered by that long scale.  Our luthier dialed in a fantastic setup that leaves the door open for both fingerpickers and flatpickers alike though, as the name suggests, if you've got a song to sing, you'll have a hard time finding a vocalist's instrument!


Condition: Used, Good

Guitar has signs of play, pick scratching on pickguard that flows onto the top (pictured), neck wear (pictured) and some light markings on back.

Manufacturer's Description from Gibson Guitars

Following in the tradition of Gibson's popular Songwriter series, the Songwriter Mahogany model, exclusive to Musician's Friend, boasts a pedigree that will make other acoustic guitars envious, as well as world-class construction from the acclaimed luthiers at Gibson Acoustic's facility in Bozeman, Montana. The Songwriter Mahogany is crafted with premium tonewoods and vintage-certified details to make it a proud heir to this storied series. From tone, to playing feel, to appearance, this is a first-class dreadnought, and the perfect choice for anyone from the singer-songwriter to the rock, pop, blues, folk or country performer. 

In addition to a solid Sitka spruce top with scalloped spruce braces in a 1930s “advanced-X" pattern, the Songwriter Mahogany has solid mahogany back and sides with a decorative marquetry strip inlaid in the back. Its one-piece mahogany neck has a rounded profile that is extremely comfortable in the hand, and an ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlays. The guitar's 25.5" scale length gives it a bold, deep voice and an extremely firm low end on par with the greatest dreadnoughts of old, perfect for booming out rhythm chords or projecting subtler fingerstyle performances. A 14th fret neck/body joint helps you reach those high notes with ease, and the traditional Gibson 12-inch fingerboard radius contributes to smooth fretting and easy bending. 

Performance ready, the Songwriter Mahogany comes equipped with a Fishman Ellipse Matrix Blend pickup system, perfect for running the full, accurate acoustic tone of this premium instrument to your amp or PA of choice. A traditional belly-up bridge made from solid ebony offers enhanced resonance and sustain, while gold Grover Rotomatic tuners provide an elegant touch up top. All these features are enhanced with a hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer available with an Antique Natural or Vintage Sunburst finish.

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About Manufacturer

Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.


Serial Number: 12801039


Body Type: Square Shoulder Dreadnaught

Top: Sitka Spruce

Back and Sides: Mahogany

Binding: Multi-ply Top Binding, Single Ply Back Binding, Traditional 3 Ring Rosette

Bracing: Gibson 1930's Advanced X-Braced Top


Species: Mahogany

Profile: Rounded

Thickness: 1.725" at Nut

Truss Rod: Single Action

Adhesive: Premium Titebond

Neck Fit

Joint: Compound Dovetail

Construction: Joint at 14th Fret

Adhesive: Hide Glue


Species: Ebony

Scale Length: 25.5"

Radius: 12" Radius

Inlays: Mother of Pearl Dot

Adhesive: Premium Titebond

Fret Wire: Gibson Montana Standard Fret Wire


Material: Bone

Width: 1.725"


Type: Traditional AJ

Angle: 17 Degrees

Inlay: Mother-of-Pearl Gibson Logo

Tuning Keys

Type: Grover™ Rotomatics

Plating: Gold

Ratio: 14:1


Type: Traditional Belly Bridge with Tusq Saddle

Material: Ebony


Pickguard: Custom Line Tortoise

Truss Rod Cover: Bell-Shaped, Black and White

Strap Buttons: End Pin Jack Strap Button


Model: Fishman Ellipse Matrix Blend System

Volume Control:Sound Hole Mounted

Hardshell Case