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Gibson launches Sheryl Crow signature acoustic

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Gibson has just released the stunning Sheryl Crow signature acoustic guitar (opens in new tab), that sees the classic Country Western Supreme model customised with advanced 1930s-style advanced bracing and an Amulet M analogue pickup.

The quite stunning Sheryl Crow Country Western Supreme has a thermally aged sitka spruce top with an antique cherry finish, solid mahogany back and sides, a rounded-profile mahogany neck, with a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with MOP parallelogram inlay.

The bridge is traditional "belly-up" rosewood style and on the headstock we've got some Goto White Button tuners. Gibson says that this is the most-customised Country Western Supreme they have made, and you can hear the Grammy-winning Sheryl Crow talk about the idea behind the guitar below.

As you might expect, the guitar has a typically Gibson scale length of 24.75-inches. The volume and tone controls for the onboard Amulet M pickup are mounted in the soundhole, and its parts are bound by old-school hide-glue.

Gibson says the 1930s Advanced Bracing pattern will help give the Crow's acoustic a little added punch, but from the Amulet M pickup, through its electronics and heat-treated top, this is conceived as as vintage tone machine.

 The Gibson Sheryl Crow Country Western Supreme is the latest in a line of top-end artist collaborations, which in recent weeks has seen Slash (opens in new tab), Eric Clapton (opens in new tab), and Brian Ray (opens in new tab) models.

Each model is signed by Crow, comes with a certificate of authenticity, and a hardshell case – which is good, because you'll want to take care of this. It's sure to be collectible, and it sure isn't cheap, retailing at £3,499 street ($4,299 RRP in the US).

See Gibson (opens in new tab) for more details.

Sheryl Crow's new album, Threads, is out now. Order it here (opens in new tab).

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars and guitar culture since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitar World. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.

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