Gibson Melody Maker Electric Guitar

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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.

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.

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

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-444-2766

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (62 ratings)
Submitted March 15, 2012 by Jerry Rigged in Austin, TX

"Gibson Melody Maker Electric Guitar "

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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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.

Great single coil sound on a genuine Gibson neck.

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.

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).

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 read more 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.

Musical Background:
Professional musician on guitar, keys, and sometimes dobro. I have been playing musical instruments for 53 years now.

Musical Style:
Texas Roots Rock, sometimes classified as Americana
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