"34 years ago I bought my first Gibson and still have it. This SongWriter is my second.It is awesome."
The songwriter delux is awesome! I have played a 1967 Gibson B-45 12-string for 34 years (I bought it in High School). When I decided to get a really good 6-string to add to it, I tried Taylors, Martins, and several Gibsons in the $1,500 to $2,400 range. When I got to this Songwriter-Deluxe and played the first chord, I knew "this is the one". The bass response is fantastic. Very clear and full. Actually the whole mid-range and treble has this same great "fullness" that none of the others pocessed. I bought it on the spot.
The electronics are very nice on this Guitar. The MOP inlays and abalone are beautifully crafted. The whole thing is just beautiful. I think rosewood backing and sides must contribute to the melodic full sound throught the tonal range. You must play one to believe it.
Again. I have a B-45 Gibson (1967) that I bought used in 1970. It has seen some tough times and weather variables and it is still beautiful and strong. I now hold this brand new instrument and Gibson(34 years later) still seems to have a quality and strenth that will see you through good times and bad.
My 1967 Gibson has never needed service. I expect the same with this one except that I know the electronics will proably need some work from time to time.
Gibsons are worth every penny you pay, new or used. Just play the "Songwriter" and you will see,..........No comparison.
The Wow Factor:
Buying a High quality guitar is like getting married. You fall in love with the right one. I'll have this guitar until I croak. Just like my Gibson 12.
As previously stated. I have been satisfied with the Gibson I bought in High School over 30 years ago. I expect I will stay in love with this on as well. It is just the BEST.