Gibson Ex Richie Sambora Bon Jovi 2009 Songwriter Deluxe Acoustic Guitar + Case

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Here for sale is a Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Acoustic Guitar from 2009 that was owned by Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi. One of the worlds biggest rock bands ever. Richie owned this guitar and used it to compose songs, record and he performed with it on tour with Bon Jovi from 2009 – 2011.

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The guitar has been signed by Richie Sambora on the back of the headstock in 2011 when he sold the guitar. It also comes with a photo of Richie with the guitar and one next to one of his hot rod cars in his garage. The guitar has been used extensively live, in the studio and at home. It also comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Richie and the Gibson paperwork. It is a great sounding acoustic with fantastic Gibson build quality. It is an electro acoustic fitted with a Fishman pickup in the sound hole with it’s volume, tone and tuner controls on the top side of the guitar. It comes complete with the original Gibson hardcase and features stickers on the side so Richie and his tech could identify it in his guitar racks and on tour.

At some point the guitar sustained a crack to the bottom side of the guitar, which has been expertly repaired and the sound remains as good as ever. Bon Jovi is considered one of the all time great acts in music, with several hits having over a billion views on youtube, and currently more Spotify streams than U2 and over 130 million albums sold worldwide, this is a truly special piece. The guitar was one of Richie Sambora’s primary acoustics for ‘The Circle’ recording and on world tours from 2009-11. Included in the case is a Richie Sambora guitar pick from 2011 and the original strings.

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Handmade by Gibson Montana’s master luthiers, the Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC delivers incredible feel and unparalleled tone with a Fishman active pickup.

Feature: What it does:
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
Rosewood back and sides Warm tone with long sustain
Hand-scalloped, advanced X bracing Top vibrates freely; exceptional projection
Fishman Prefix Plus-T pickup system Incredible acoustic tones for live or recording


The Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC acoustic-electric guitar is built to provide warm tones that resonate through the body and neck. When you need to turn it up louder, the Fishman electronics system ensures your sound stays true.

Crafted for Maximum Resonance

This Gibson Songwriter Deluxe is designed from the ground up to provide resonant tone. Constructed with a Sitka spruce top and Indian rosewood back and sides, this particular Songwriter features an Advanced-X bracing pattern with a wider X brace than most current models. This creates a more open area under the bridge which warms up the midrange and helps boost the volume.

The resonance continues through the guitar’s neck, joined to the body in the old-fashioned method using a dovetail joint and hide glue. This makes for a more cohesive joint than bolt-on necks, allowing the neck to better resonate with the body.

Fishman Electronics Accurately Amplify Warm Tone

Equipped with a Fishman Prefix Plus-T electronics system, the Songwriter Deluxe can reach large audiences without sacrificing its warm sound. You can tweak your electronic tone with the bass, contour, treble, and brilliance EQ controls and fight feedback with the notch filter and phase switch. An onboard tuner with LED display makes staying in tune simple.

Special Touches Add Playability and Beauty

Aesthetic upgrades abound on the Songwriter Deluxe. Appointments like the custom pickguard, double-ring rosette, and dual-parallelogram fretboard inlays will catch your eye, but there are other features your ears and hands will appreciate. The guitar’s cutaway meets the neck at the 17th fret, giving the player plenty of access to higher notes and the fretboard’s beveled edge makes for a smooth playing experience.



-Square shoulder dreadnought body with cutaway
– Sitka spruce top
– Indian Rosewood back and sides
– 6-ply binding on top, 1-ply binding on back
– Mahogany neck with round profile
– Neck is jointed to body with dovetail joint and hiden glue
– Rosewood fretboard
– Traditional ebony Gibson bridge
– Gold Grover tuners
– Fishman Prefix Plus-T Active electronics system
– EQ controls and built-in tuner
– Tortoise custom line pickguard
– Hardshell case included

A dreadnought built with classic techniques to promote resonance, the Gibson Songwriter Deluxe EC brings to life that warm acoustic sound you’ve dreamed of.At the heart of Gibson?s square-shoulder dreadnought line of acoustic guitars is the Songwriter Series, and the Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC is its most fundamental offering, in a distinct cutaway design. First introduced in 2003, the Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC combines Gibson?s time-honored bracing patterns of the 1930s with Gibson’s classic square-shoulder shape, which gained world-wide recognition in the early 1960s.Gold Grover Rotomatic TunersGrover?s original Rotomatic tuners are an engineering marvel, with abundant style and performance exactly suited for the Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC. With a gear ratio of 14:1, the Rotomatics deliver precision tuning in a durable housing that provides maximum protection for the gear and string post. All moving parts are cut for exact meshing, eliminating the possibility of slippage. A countersunk tension screw lets players regulate the tuning tension to any degree. A special lubricant inside the gear box provides smooth and accurate tuning stability.Crown Peghead LogoGibson put the first crown peghead logo on an ES-300 back in 1940, and it has graced the headstocks of many legendary Gibson guitars ever since, including today?s Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC. Over the years, it has also been called a ?thistle? because of the group of flowering plants with the sharp prickles, though Gibson has preferred to call it a ?crown.?PickguardThe pickguard on the Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC is a custom line design made from Tortec. As with all of Gibson?s pickguards, the coloring, inlay, and binding are all done by hand.RosetteA rosette is the beautiful, hand-crafted circle around the soundhole, and can be one of the most ornamental elements of any acoustic guitar. It is also one of the most subtle and complicated woodworking decorations on any acoustic guitar. The rosette on the Songwriter Deluxe Studio EC is one of Gibson?s finest. It is a double-ring rosette with an abalone-filled middle, with both outer rings…

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