I'm giving the Gibson Songwriter 4.5 because I had to lower the action for personal preference. Other then the action the guitar is beautiful, the fit and finish is perfect I love the country look and style. The sound is clear and full when plugged in it even gets better. I own Taylor and Martin guitars but the Gibson Songwriter is my favorite not because of the feel of the neck or the look but the sound.
I've spent a lot of money on other guitars thinking they would be good enough for a 57 year old that plays for the love of playing the guitar, do your self a favor and test drive a few and get the one that makes you happy in the end it's cheeper.
You will love this Gibson Songwriter Studio !