Gibson 2014 Les Paul Melody Maker Electric Guitar Satin TV Yellow 888365164656

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The Gibson Les Paul Melody Maker 2014 Electric Guitar celebrates Gibson's 120th Anniversary in style. It has a thin profile mahogany body with a custom light maple top. The maple neck has a '50s round... Read More

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The Gibson Les Paul Melody Maker 2014 Electric Guitar celebrates Gibson's 120th Anniversary in style. It has a thin profile mahogany body with a custom light maple top. The maple neck has a '50s rounded profile. The rosewood fingerboard has dot inlays and sports a 120th Anniversary banner at the 12th fret. Other key features include P-90 pickups, max grip speed knobs, retro-white button tuners, Graph Tech nut and satin chrome wraparound bridge.

Features
  • Body: Thin profile body same as LP Custom Light Maple top / Mahogany back
  • Neck: Maple, 50' Rounded Profile
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood dot inlays with 120th Anniversary logo
  • Hardware: Satin chrome wraparound bridge, retro white button tuners, new larger strap pins
  • Electronics: P-90'
  • Finish: 20 Sheen Ultra smooth satin
  • Plastics: New Black Max Grip Speed Knobs
  • Case: Premium Gig Bag
  • Special 120th Anniversary features
  • Banner inlay on all instruments at the 12th fret
  • Max grip speed knobs
  • New extra large strap button
  • Cleartone coated strings
  • Graph Tech nut
  • Cryogenic treated fret wire for longer life and corrosion resistance
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Gibson2014 Les Paul Melody Maker Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

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best buy in the 2014 line up

i have been playing 45 years now. im 54 and still gigging. i have owned many gibsons and fender guitars. i was looking for something a little lighter but with p90s in it...Read complete review

i have been playing 45 years now. im 54 and still gigging. i have owned many gibsons and fender guitars. i was looking for something a little lighter but with p90s in it because my 52 lp gets very heavy gigging all night. i took a chance and ordered one of these because none of the stores had them in yet. arrived very quick, and boxed up really well. guitar was set up really good out of the box. i still set up every one to my specs. i played it through a fender deville and a fender twin reverb and it sounded great. the fit and the finish was a lot better than on the melody makers of the past, very good. for the price and what you get it is the best buy in the 2014 line up imo.

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Quality control ????

I bought the tv yellow 2014 melody maker. The fretboard is smaller than the neck! There is a gap on both sides along the entire length of the neck because the neck is BIGGER...Read complete review

I bought the tv yellow 2014 melody maker. The fretboard is smaller than the neck! There is a gap on both sides along the entire length of the neck because the neck is BIGGER than the fretboard. The cutout on the body has a flat spot on the horn. It is very noticeable and should have never left the factory this way. This shabby workmanship is unacceptable, even on a low end guitar such as this. I have never seen a new Squire or Epiphone in this condition. On the plus side, it is a very nice player and was set up fairly well out of the box. The p90s are great. I like the satin finish. No fingerprints! The fret ends are finished much better than my 2011 les paul studio gold top. I love the new speed knobs! Be ready to send it back if you buy online!

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5.0

true gibson , stripped down to rock

By robert

from Bristol, CT.

Site Member

Comments about Gibson 2014 Les Paul Melody Maker Electric Guitar:

I was realm looking at older melody makers, and juniors, for their place in punk sound, and the sound I look for wich is punk rock, hardcore. Dont let the price fool u , it is a Gibson, great quality, and the p90's are crunchy , and fierce! So great for power chords! Its the same with as a SG , so its very light, I luv the weight!, try this think its a great buy for anyone who loves to play rock

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2.0

The little engine that almost could.

By DAVID

from York, PA

Comments about Gibson 2014 Les Paul Melody Maker Electric Guitar:

I went to Guitar Center a couple of days before Christmas in 2014 determined to get a new Gibson for my collection. The guitars that I tried were a LPJ, a Les Paul Futura, a SG Special, a couple of used Les Pauls and the 2014 Melody Maker. Suffice it to say, the Melody Maker won the contest. Upon getting the Melody Maker home and looking at it in better light, I discovered major flaws to the finish on the body of the guitar around the cut away on the top, a nick out of the bridge on the ninth fret by the 6th string and that the intonation sucks. I worked with the Local GC on the finish issues and worked out a deal where I kept the guitar and basically have it hung on a wall now. The bridge on this is a one piece unit and I can tune this thing all day and night but getting the intonation correct is near impossible because the bridge on it is a one piece and it kinda sucks. Oh well, money wasted on another Gibson.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this guitar!

By Greg

from Buffalo, NY

Comments about Gibson 2014 Les Paul Melody Maker Electric Guitar:

Bought the Melody Maker about a month ago. Traded in an entry level Squier Strat and I must say this guitar does not disappoint. The more I play it, the more I like it! I'm just an intermediate player but I find this guitar easy to play and sounds great! It has an edgy sound with the P90 pickups. Great for playing rock, blues and alternative.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yes

By John

from miami fl

Comments about Gibson 2014 Les Paul Melody Maker Electric Guitar:

I'm a Tele man since '68. This is the only guitar I've played that can hold up to a Tele. It's comfortable to play. Good lord, what an ax. It's new age too, they have circuit boards inside.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Looks and plays well.

By Michael

from Dillon, Colorado

Comments about Gibson 2014 Les Paul Melody Maker Electric Guitar:

It's an affordable Gibson guitar that looks and plays well. I am satisfied with the purchase.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Better than expected.

By JOE MALEZ

from Rockford, Illinois

Comments about Gibson 2014 Les Paul Melody Maker Electric Guitar:

This Les Paul is surprisingly good for the price. I've owned a couple Gibsons in the past and thought the Melody Maker would be a bit too cut-rate. Not at all. The build quality is right up there. Fit and finish? very good. Love it in TV yellow and made in USA. My only dislike so far is the noisy P90 pick ups. I'm used to "humbuckers" so the static of the P90s is a bit annoying. But not enough to ruin the overall product. Gig bag is a nice throw in. Overall, you cant go wrong with this Les Paul at this price. IMHO

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good guitar at a great price!

By JOE MALEZ

from Rockford, Illinois

Comments about Gibson 2014 Les Paul Melody Maker Electric Guitar:

I was hesitant to purchase this guitar as I was afraid that Gibson had gone "on the cheap" Imagine my surprise when my 2014 Gibson Melody Maker in TV Yellow arrived. Quality? check. Craftsmanship? check. Carved maple top? check. Made in the USA? check. playability? check. Gibson removed the flair and glamour from their iconic Les Paul, stripped it down to the basics, and came out with one Hell of a guitar at a bargain price. My only gripe is that the P90's pick ups have a bit of static and that can be intrusive. Really, that's it. Nice gig bag to boot! Good buy and well done Gibson. In my opinion.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

When Gibson gets it right...

By Sam Anderson

from Chaska, MN

Comments about Gibson 2014 Les Paul Melody Maker Electric Guitar:

In the past, I've had issues with Gibsons I've played. The company has had notorious issues with quality control and putting their logo on altogether inferior products. Melody Makers of the past have been finished with satin that comes off in your hands, equipped with single-coil pickups which weren't even wound opposite ways for hum-cancellation, and topped off by aesthetically (and practically) displeasing narrow-looking headstocks and tuning machines. These were my thoughts when I picked up a new Les Paul Melody Maker in the Maple Grove Guitar Center location yesterday. Aesthetically, It was gorgeous. The charcoal gray finish pristinely and flawlessly covered its elegant contours. I couldn't help but notice that this edition of LP melody maker has an archtop, unlike past editions. The real joy, however, came when I pugged it in. This guitar has sass. Its tone was twangy, bitey, sharp, clear, and absolutely ideal for any sound from clean to high crunch. The soapbar P-90's on this guitar are definitely a good set. I found, with delight, that the strings were incredibly easy to bend up to 3 or 4 semitones, and yet the guitar retained its intonation. The black/clear acrylic volume and tone controls are definitely a noteworthy addition. Though they are out of reach of one's strumming hand, they turn easily and quickly without spinning out of control. The parts and materials on this guitar are unilaterally high-quality. I absolutely recommend this guitar to anyone who plays rock, hard rock, punk rock, or classic rock. When Gibson's quality control is effective, this is the kind of masterpiece they should and do create

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(10 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Quality control ????

By mike reed _

from cheyenne wyoming

Comments about Gibson 2014 Les Paul Melody Maker Electric Guitar:

I bought the tv yellow 2014 melody maker. The fretboard is smaller than the neck! There is a gap on both sides along the entire length of the neck because the neck is BIGGER than the fretboard. The cutout on the body has a flat spot on the horn. It is very noticeable and should have never left the factory this way. This shabby workmanship is unacceptable, even on a low end guitar such as this. I have never seen a new Squire or Epiphone in this condition. On the plus side, it is a very nice player and was set up fairly well out of the box. The p90s are great. I like the satin finish. No fingerprints! The fret ends are finished much better than my 2011 les paul studio gold top. I love the new speed knobs! Be ready to send it back if you buy online!

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

2014 Melody Maker LP

By ADRIAN AABY

from Ft. Klamath, OR

Comments about Gibson 2014 Les Paul Melody Maker Electric Guitar:

I was very surprised when I received this guitar. It has a carved top and contoured back! Fit and finish is perfect. Tone and playability is pretty darn good right out of the box. I would highly recommend this guitar to anyone who craves a light guitar with P-90 tones. How can you go wrong? A Gibson guitar, MADE IN USA for under $600. Get one before they're gone, you won't be disappointed.

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