My friend got a Songwriter last year. Now it is a great sounding guitar, but it cost him $1,400 and it didn't even come with a pickup. He had to have that installed for another $150. Maybe it's slightly overpriced, but not bad.
So I'm looking at this Songwriter Deluxe, thinking the list is going to be under $2k. Then I click around and find... $4k! Are you kidding? It looks the same as his, but adds compound radius and electronics. I don't get it, Gibson. If the majority of guitarists weren't so uneducated on guitars, you would either (a) have been out of business 20 years ago or (b) be selling your guitars at 1/2 the price with twice the quality.