G-45S Songwriter

Prices range from $4,300 to $4,700

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, Sitka spruce top, a smooth matte finish with with an overall lighter weight construction.  The Songwriter is also available in black (Nightwriter) and cream  (Nightingale).

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 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!

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Three G-45S Songwriter models


  • Rosewood bridge and fretboard
  • Dot markers
  • Black binding for body
  • Gallagher “G” on headstock
  • Single Tortoiseshell rosette
  • BWB purfling/trim
  • Ivoroid end and bridge pins
  • Smooth matte finish


Same appointments as the Songwriter except:

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


Same appointments as Songwriter except:

  • White Dove matte finish
  • Cream binding for body
  • WBW purfling/trim
  • Gold tuners

G-45S Songwriter Options

G-45 Songwriter guitars come with your choices of a hard gig bag or for a $60 upgrade, a TKL molded hardshell case.

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