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The body’s top is made from solid Sitka spruce, one of the most highly regarded woods for the soundboards of acoustic guitars. Its back and sides are made from solid Indian rosewood, long considered a premium tonewood for use in acoustic guitars. Body Species
Tonal Characteristics
The Songwriter Deluxe Standard achieves outstanding tonal depth and complexity in the vein of the great large-bodied rosewood flat-tops. The solid Sitka spruce top presents an excellent clarity and complexity, while the rosewood back and sides contribute warmth and dimension to the tone. All of this, and unsurpassed volume and projection, suit the Songwriter Deluxe Standard to a surprisingly wide range of playing styles.  
The Songwriter Deluxe Standard is designed in the image of the large-bodied, square-shouldered dreadnoughts, long a classic flat-top design at Gibson. Its 16 1/4”-wide body produces the rich, balanced tone and the superior volume and projection that professional musicians require. Body Design
The Songwriter Deluxe Standard is finished in your choice of Antique Natural or Vintage Sunburst. Vintage Sunburst Vintage Sunburst Antique Natural Antique Natural
Gibson’s acclaimed acoustic facility in Bozeman, Montana, hand finishes these guitars in nitrocellulose lacquer, which is kept to a low build-up and hand buffed to a high sheen. In addition to looking great and aging beautifully, this thin nitrocellulose finish avoids impeding of the guitar’s resonance.