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  • gibson songwriter deluxe @ 1200

    So I found a songwriter for US $1200 at a local shop. that seems to be a quite a steal, isn't it? It had electronics built in but no tuner/controls (only one volume switch on the inside).

    I am big fan of Gibson. I went to the shop to check out Taylor 4 or 5 series and came across this used gibson. What's weird is after plying some Taylors today I actually liked the sound of a 516CE much better than the Gibson. I felt the Taylor had a much deeper sound & sustain.

    Could it just be a matter of strings & setting (given the particular gibson was a used one)? Is $1200 a really good price that I shouldn't think much I.e. if I don't like it I can sell it again.

    My other optin is a Taylor 514 or 414

  • #2
    Is it a Studio deluxe?

    Someone offered one for my Gibson es 137 Classic.

    I don't know for sure. The scale is bigger, which usually turns me off. I find them very attractive though. Maybe too attractive to play full on.

    The sound samples on the net are very tempting, pretty balanced.

    I'll follow the opinions over here.
    If you wanna know how to play Rock'n'Roll, you gotta learn how to play the Blues.
    If you wanna know how to play the Blues, you gotta get yourself a woman. __.__Danko Jones__.__


    • #3
      Rumor has it there are a few good Gibsons out there. Evidently (from reading your post) this is not one of them.