Gibson Releases Pair of Songwriter Acoustic Electric Guitars by Jerry Cantrell

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Since jerry cantrell was spotted playing a custom Gibson Songwriter in the video for Atone, speculation mounted that another signature collaboration was in the works.

It seemed inevitable that Gibson would give one of its most prominent brand ambassadors a signature acoustic guitar to pair with its “Wino” Les Paul Custom. Well, we were half right; there were two signature songwriters in the works, and now they’re available for purchase.

Songwriters Jerry Cantrell Signature “Fire Devil” and “Atone” offer two versions of the classic cutaway acoustic electric guitar, both finished in ebony with solid Sitka spruce top, solid rosewood on the back and sides.

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Gibson Jerry Cantrell Fire Devil Songwriter

Gibson Jerry Cantrell Fire Devil Songwriter (Image credit: Gibson)
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Gibson Jerry Cantrell Fire Devil Songwriter

Gibson Jerry Cantrell Fire Devil Songwriter (Image credit: Gibson)

There are however some aesthetic differences with the “Fire Devil” model which however arrives with a decorative pickguard, and the “Atone” model corresponding to the one played by Cantrell, with a cream “circle in square” design around the rosette.

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Choosing between the two can be tough, but if you like the “Fire Devil”, you better be quick – it’s limited to 100 units worldwide.

Otherwise, there’s not much to separate them. The Cantrell songwriters have a slightly shallower body depth, which might take away a bit of their boom. Scale length is 25.5″. Nut width is listed as 1.725″, which is similar to the G-Writer model from the new Gibson Generation Collection acoustics.

Both feature contoured “Advanced Response” mahogany necks that join the body with a compound dovetail neck-body joint, secured by hot-skin glue. Indian rosewood fingerboards have a 16-inch radius and house 20 Small Crown frets. The split MOP parallelograms count the frets, and there is a “12” inlay at the 12th fret.

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Gibson Jerry Cantrell Atone Songwriter

Gibson Jerry Cantrell Atone Songwriter (Image credit: Gibson)
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Gibson Jerry Cantrell Atone Songwriter

Gibson Jerry Cantrell Atone Songwriter (Image credit: Gibson)

Industry-standard LR Baggs VTC electronics have been fitted to both, with the controls mounted discreetly in the rosette and a 1/4″ end-ended jack taking the signal to your acoustic guitar amplifier.

Signature flourishes include the Alice In Chains guitarist’s signature on the truss rod cover, with a “JJ” decal on the back of the headstock. And for the hardware, there’s a set of gold Grover Mini-Rotomatics, a reverse-bellied Indian rosewood bridge, complete with saddle, nut, and TUSQ bridge pins.

Although there hasn’t been an official release from Gibson yet, as their website has yet to be updated, songwriters Jerry Cantrell “Atone” and “Fire Devil” are widely available to order. from Gibson retailers. The ‘Atone’ model is priced at £3,299. The ‘Fire Devil’ is £3,499/$3,999.

This is Gibson’s second signature release this week. On Friday, to mark the release of Slash ft Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators’ fourth album – titled 4 – Gibson released a Translucent Cherry version of the Slash Les Paul Standard, limited to 250 copies worldwide, and it looks like most of the between them are gone. already.

For more details, go to Gibson.

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