Gibson 2016 Songwriter Cutaway Progressive Guitar - Antique Burst


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  • Solid Sitka spruce top with scalloped bracing for support
  • Rosewood back and sides offers an confident midrange energy
  • Antique burst finish with hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Single-piece mahogany neck shaped to round profile
  • 20-fret richlite fingerboard adorned with split block and triangle mother-of-pearl inlays
  • G-Force equipped tuning system for quick access to standard and alternate tunings
  • Includes Gibson black hardshell case to keep your new instrument protected on the move
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The Gibson 2016 Songwriter Cutaway Progressive Guitar in Antique Burst delivers classic features alongside updated appointments to satisfy the demands of both vintage enthusiasts and modern players. Incorporating Gibson's G-Force tuning system, this is the perfect model for both amateurs and professionals who perform various musical styles and adopt different tunings during performances. Delightful tones that are filled with warmth and character ring out clearly, and thanks to the on-board L.R. Baggs Lyric electronics system, you can rest assured that whether you play unplugged or via an amp, the rich acoustic timbre of your 2016 Songwriter Cutaway Progressive will sing out beautifully.

Beautiful Tonewoods

The body is shaped to that of the instantly recognisable square-shoulder dreadnought, which is favoured by many players - soloists and ensemble performers alike- for its ability to generate incredible energy with substantial projection. The body back and sides are crafted using rosewood, which are partnered with a Grade-AA Sitka spruce top. The back and sides generate exceptional warmth and midrange power, whilst the top resonates freely to project that output with sparkling clarity. The beautiful grain of the Sitka spruce is exhibited for the whole world to appreciate beneath an eye-catching Antique Burst finish, whilst a hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer treatment preserves it for as long as possible.

Scalloped bracing has been applied to the top, which focuses the natural sound produced further toward the sound hole. The result is an improvement in sound quality and projection, delivering incredible response times, superior dynamic range, and warm tones with clarity across the frequency range. Not only that but it prevents unwanted warping and buckling of the top over time. The reduced body depth makes this model very comfortable to perform with.

Joined to the guitar body by a compound dovetail joint is a single-piece mahogany neck, which has been given a round profile with a single action truss rod. Paired with the neck is a 20-fret richlite fingerboard adorned with mother of pearl split block and triangle inlays. Cream binding allows smooth transitions between each fret to guarantee greater comfort during performances. The single-cutaway in the body ensures easier access to the upper frets so you can comfortably reach those higher notes.

L.R. Baggs Lyric Electronics System

Taking to the stage is a trouble-free experience thanks to the L.R. Baggs' Lyric system that is fitted to the 2016 Songwriter Cutaway Progressive, which includes an internal microphone, a hi-fidelity mic preamplifier, and soundhole volume and presence controls. The Lyric system features unique TRU-MIC noise cancelling technology, which uses the microphones close proximity to the soundboard to reject "boxy" reflections to ensure a much more accurate representation of the guitar's timbre.

G-Force Tuning System

Fitted to the headstock is the Gibson G-Force Tuning System, which allows you to accurately and efficiently adjust your string tuning to standard, and a range of alternative options. The system can perform around 100 tunings on a single-charge - and should you forget to recharge the battery you can manually adjust the strings. You can even create custom tunings, save them to your G-Force, and recall them at a later stage.

The Gibson 2016 Songwriter Cutaway Progressive Guitar in Antique Burst is an outstanding model that is designed to exceed the expectations of the most discerning of guitarists. If you're looking for a reliable partner to hit the stage with night after night, then this is the model for you.

Model2016 Songwriter Cutaway Progressive Guitar
Body ShapeSquare-shoulder Dreadnought with Single Cutaway
Guitar SizeFull
Top MaterialGrade-AA Sitka Spruce
BracingGibson 1930's Advanced X-Braced Top
Back & Side MaterialTwo-Piece Rosewood
Neck Material Single-Piece Mahogany
Fingerboard MaterialRichlite
InlaysMother of Pearl Split Block and Triangle
Number of Strings6
PickguardCustom Line Tortoise
BridgeRichlite Belly up Tune-o-matic with Titanium Saddles
PickupsL.R. Baggs LyricC
FinishAntique Burst
Included Accessories Gibson Black Hardshell Case
Gibson Acoustic Owner’s Manual
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