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Gibson Americana Pioneer Cutaway Electric Guitar Review

the familiar look of legendary acoustic models

Gibson USA’s new Americana Series has brought together the classic aesthetics of legendary acoustic guitars with their Chet Atkins SST solidbody acoustic concept, resulting in two models – the Pioneer and Ranger. The Pioneer model, with its round-shouldered cutaway dreadnought design, brings a familiar look of classic acoustic models to the Gibson family of “solidbody acoustic” guitars, reminiscent of the L-00 design.

Gibson has incorporated a new body chambering process in the Pioneer to add extra resonance to the sound. This results in a guitar that delivers exceptional tone and playability. The modern cutaway design also allows for improved playability in the upper register, making it easier to access the higher frets.

One of the standout features of the Pioneer is its piezo bridge pickup, which delivers an honest acoustic sound that matches the guitar’s traditional look. This pickup system allows for authentic acoustic sounds to be produced from a solidbody guitar, making the Pioneer a versatile option for musicians looking for both acoustic and electric tones. Overall, the Gibson USA Americana Pioneer Cutaway is a stunning guitar that seamlessly blends classic aesthetics with modern design and technology.

Features + Technical Specs

  • Body & Hardware
    • Spruce Top
    • Acoustically chambered mahogany Back
    • Single-ply white binding on top
    • Gold hardware
    • Rosewood bridge
  • Neck & Headstock
    • Mahogany neck
    • 20 fret Rosewood fingerboard, Width at 12th fret 2.068″
    • Peghead Pitch: 17
    • Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.805″
    • Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.880″
    • Heel Length: 0.625″
    • Neck Joint Location: 14
    • Pearloid Dot inlays
    • Single-ply fingerboard binding
    • SST neck profile
    • 25.5″ scale length; Total Length: 17.721″
    • Green Key tuners
  • Electronics & Strings
    • Pickups: Gibson Hex piezo bridge transducer
    • Controls: L.R. Baggs 3-Band EQ with volume control
  • Finishes
    • Vintage Sunburst
    • Antique Natural
  • These musical instruments offer includes Case
    • Case Interior: Dark Grey Plush with Black Shroud
    • Case Exterior: Black Reptile Pattern Hardshell
    • Case Silkscreen: Silver ‘Gibson USA’ logo

The Gibson Guitar Americana Pioneer Cutaway brings the familiar look of legendary acoustic models to Gibson’s family of solidbody acoustic guitars. A cutaway body adds modern playability, and the piezo bridge pickup delivers honest acoustic sounds that match the Pioneer’s traditional look.

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