The Songwriter Modern EC Mahogany acoustic-electric continues Gibson’s legacy of iconic square-shouldered acoustics like the Dove. With a Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, a mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, and a cutaway body for easy access to the high register, the Songwriter Modern EC Mahogany produces the rich, vibrant tone that has made these instruments famous. Handcrafted from the finest solid tonewoods in Boseman, Montana, by Gibson’s world-class luthiers, this guitar delivers expressive, balanced tone with tight, punchy bass, powerful dynamic range, and excellent projection — ideal for solo work as well as doubling other guitars and layering in full arrangements. And, for unbelievable onstage tone, it comes loaded with an LR Baggs Element pickup system. Whether you’re a singer/songwriter or an acoustic rocker, the Gibson Songwriter Modern EC Mahogany is a must-have for your guitar collection.
Gibson acoustics are legendary for their playability, and a large part of that is due to their sleek neck shapes. With the Songwriter Modern EC Mahogany, you get Gibson’s updated Advanced Response profile for incredible comfort and playability. A genuine rosewood fingerboard further enhances the feel and response of this stellar neck and fretboard pairing. And as with all Gibson guitars, the Songwriter Mahogany EC receives Gibson’s Plek treatment to ensure uniform fret contour and placement, eliminating string buzz and delivering perfect playability, right out of the box.
Plek’d to perfection for optimized playability
The Gibson Songwriter Modern’s fingerboard is made of high-grade rosewood, which is inspected and qualified by Gibson experts before it enters the company’s factories. It’s a resilient and durable tonewood, making for a balanced and stable fingerboard and giving each chord and note enhanced clarity and definition. Polished and beveled with rolled edges, the fretboard is given the Plek Pro treatment for fret consistency and smoothness. Plek Pro is a state-of-the-art, computer-guided process that scans, levels, and dresses your guitar’s frets to a microscopic level of accuracy for ideal action with no loss of sustain, minimized fret buzz, and no fretting out when bending strings, whether you’re playing low or high on the neck. The Songwriter Modern EC Mahogany’s Plek’d frets ensure that every note in every position rings loud and clear with unblemished tone.
Choice tonewoods for incredible tone
The Gibson Songwriter Modern EC Mahogany features a traditional tonewood combination for acoustic guitars: mahogany back and sides, and a Sitka spruce top. As a top tonewood, Sitka spruce offers a combination of strength and elasticity that delivers a broad dynamic range with crisp articulation that’s ideal for a wide range of playing styles, from delicate fingerpicking to aggressive flatpicked strumming. As a back and side material, mahogany exhibits a natural compression, punchy midrange bloom, and strongly focused, earthy, and somewhat dry fundamental without a preponderance of ringing overtones. An acoustic guitar with mahogany back and sides sits nicely in a track without requiring excessive processing, which is why engineers and studio guitarists tend to prefer “hogs” for tracking.
- Handcrafted from the finest solid tonewoods
- Sitka spruce top; mahogany back and sides
- Mahogany neck with Advanced Response profile
- Rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlays
- Rosewood bridge with Tusq saddles and pins
- LR Baggs Element electronics
- Tusq nut; nickel Mini Grover tuners
- Vintage nitrocellulose lacquer finish
- Handcrafted in Bozeman, Montana
- Hardshell case included