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Gibson Releases Limited Runs of Jerry Cantrell Signature Acoustics

Gibson “Atone” Songwriter and Gibson “Fire Devil” Songwriter Jerry Cantrell signature model acoustic guitars
The Gibson “Atone” Songwriter (rear) and Gibson “Fire Devil” Songwriter Jerry Cantrell signature model acoustic guitars (Image credit: Gibson)

Following last year’s limited run of 100 aged and signed "Wino" Les Paul Customs, Gibson is continuing its collaboration with Jerry Cantrell in the form of two signature acoustic guitars.

Built to the Alice in Chains guitarist's requirements, the Jerry Cantrell "Atone" and "Fire Devil" Songwriter cutaway electro-acoustics are based on the long-established Songwriter dreadnought platform and feature a reduced body depth for enhanced playing comfort.

The "Atone" model uniquely features a ‘circle-in-square’ scratchplate and can be spotted in Cantrell’s video for the song “Atone” – the opening track of his latest solo album, Brighten (opens in new tab).

Like the “Wino” Les Paul Custom, the "Atone" Songwriter is available in a limited run of 100 instruments.

This fine, Bozeman-made guitar is priced $3,749.

Similarly, the Gibson Jerry Cantrell “Fire Devil” Songwriter is available in a limited run of 100 guitars and is priced $3,999.

Hailing from Gibson’s Acoustic Custom Shop in Bozeman, Montana, this variation differs on account of its “Firefly” pickguard. To all intents and purposes the other specifications are the same.

These include:

  • Bound rosewood body with a reduced depth and a Sitka spruce top with multiple-ply binding
  • 25.5” scale mahogany neck with a 20-fret, 16” radius rosewood fingerboard featuring mother-of-pearl double-parallelogram inlays
  • Gold-plated Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners and a rosewood reverse belly bridge with a Tusq saddle
  • L.R. Baggs VTC undersaddle pickup and preamp (1/4” endpin jack)
  • Ebony gloss nitrocellulose finish

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Rod Brakes is a music writer with an expertise in all things guitar-related. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a journalist covering artists, industry pros and gear includes writing hundreds of articles and features for the likes of Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar World, Guitar Player and MusicRadar, as well as contributions for specialist books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.