G-45S Songwriter, Nightwriter

This guitar found a new home in St. Louis, MO.  Congratulations!

The G-45S  songwriter series: The G-45S Songwriter Series is a new edition of an early model.  The first G-40 was built for Merle Watson in 1968 and later that same year was renamed the G-45.  While relying on previous characteristics, we reimaged the G-45 with standard features of mahogany back and sides, Lutz spruce top, Satin finish, lighter weight construction, and a piezo pickup.  The Songwriter is also available in natural, matte finish, in black (Nightwriter) and cream  (Nightingale).  Pictured here is the Nightwriter.

In designing the G-45S, we want to provide a more affordable opportunity to step up to a truly handmade guitar that is of superior quality in construction and sound to a factory guitar.  In addition, we want the finish to reflect the ability for it to be a workhorse guitar for everything from writing songs to hitting the road for songwriter rounds to bluegrass festivals.  We offer case options for the G-45: “hard” gig bag or molded hardshell case.

The appointments are consistent on all guitars in the G-45 line regardless of body size BUT will vary slightly by model within the series (black or cream).  From dreadnoughts to parlors, we can build your Songwriter the way you want.

To order your G-45S Songwriter, call 615-624-4196!

Interested in the G-45S? Let Us Know!

1 + 1 =

Three G-45S Songwriter models


  • Rosewood bridge and fretboard
  • Dot markers
  • Black binding for body
  • Gallagher “G” on headstock
  • Single Tortoise shell rosette
  • BWB purfling/trim
  • Ivoroid end and bridge pins
  • Golden Age Oval Knob tuners – chrome
  • K & K Pure-Mini piezo pickup
  • Upgrade to LR Baggs Session-VTC $65
  • Satin finish


Same appointments as the Songwriter except:

  • Black satin finish
  • Ivoroid binding for body
  • WBW purfling/trim


Same appointments as Songwriter except:

  • White Dove satin finish
  • Cream binding for body
  • WBW purfling/trim
  • Golden Age Oval Knob tuners – Gold

G-45S Songwriter Options

G-45 Songwriter guitars come with your choices of a TKL ZERO-GRAVITY hard gig bag or a TKL molded hardshell case for an additional $60.

Other options include audio upgrades:  Dazzo pickup ($225), LR Baggs Session-VTC pickup ($75), K&K Pure Preamp ($99).

As a guitar line, the G-45S can be built in any of the body sizes. (see chart below) All woods, appointments and finishes are the same.

Guitar Body Sizes

Gallagher Guitar Body Shapes