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Gibson Melody Maker Electric Guitar

The Gibson Melody Maker offers serious rock attitude. With its single-coil pickup and lightweight body, the Gibson Melody Maker is great for any guitarist. (76) Read 11 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Resurrecting one of the most popular guitars in Gibson's history, the Melody Maker is an accurate, affordable recreation of the original Melody Makers of the late 1950s. Originally introduced as a student model, much like the Les Paul Junior, the Melody Maker became a player's favorite for its light weight, comfortable neck, and great tone. Today's Melody Maker is no exception. With a period-correct pickguard housing a special design singlecoil pickup, a vintage-style wraparound tailpiece, rounded neck profile, and slim, light body, the Melody Maker is an unbelievable value for players of all ages, styles, and skill levels.

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Manufactured in: Nashville, TN

Body Species: Mahogany

Neck Species: Mahogany

Profile: Rounded

Peghead Pitch: 17 degrees

Fingerboard Species: Rosewood

Scale Length: 24-3/4 in.

Number of Frets: 22

Nut Width: 1.695 in.

Inlays: Dot

Hardware Plating Finish: Chrome

Tailpiece: Wraparound

Knobs: Black Top Hat

Tuners: Vintage White Button

Pickups: Single Coil

Controls: 1 volume, 1 tone

Strings: Brite Wires .010-.046
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Gibson Melody Maker Electric Guitar "
Sound: Great single coil sound on a genuine Gibson neck. Feature: Its simplicity is great for this old rocker who hate to mess with too many effects. Ease of Use: You basically do not get much variance with sound, but the sound you can get is great for this priced guitar. Quality: Its a piece of wood with a great neck which is essentially what Les Paul did with the first electrics. Granted, a more substantial body would contribute to more sustain, but it would also contribute to more strain on the back. For someone who can't hold a full blown Les Paul for a full gig because of the weight of it. The paint fades very easily, but that will allow me to custom finish it later (I have played mine for a few years now and it is faded). Value: No contest as far as value. It is made in the U.S.A. and not Mexico or China like a certain other name brand guitar maker offering a line of similiar priced guitars.. Manufacturer Support: I have never had a problem with any Gibson guitar I have ever owned. Several friends have had problems, but they were resolved quickly The Wow Factor: It will not knock anyone over for looks, but I have had people come up to me and comment on the sound of my "really old" Gibson. I did not tell them it was relatively new. Overall: I will never sell this guitar. I don't know whether or not I purchased an exceptional example of this model, but I absolutely love it and play it more than my Fender 90% of the time. But then again, I have always been a little partial to the Gibson neck probably due to my small hand size.
Style of Music: Texas Roots Rock, sometimes classified as Americana
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Overall: If you're looking for eye candy, forget it. If you want a hot sounding, easy playing, light weight rock machine for a very low price, this is it!This is probably the loudest, most resonant electric I own (unplugged). The build quality is very good, except for the finish, which is minimal to hold down the price. Even though it's marketed as a beginner's guitar, it is a professional-quality instrument. Wonderful neck; the single-coil pickup is relatively quiet; and the tone control actually makes a difference in how the guitar sounds! This is one of Gibson's better ideas.
Style of Music: rock, blues, Christian, progressive country
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