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Melody Maker Electric Guitar

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Resurrecting one of the most popular electric guitars in Gibson's history, the Melody Maker is an accurate, affordable re-creation of the original Melody Makers of the late 1950s.

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Overview

Resurrecting one of the most popular electric guitars in Gibson's history, the Melody Maker is an accurate, affordable re-creation 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 Les Paul guitar is no exception. With a slim, light, mahogany body and set mahogany neck; period-correct pickguard housing a special design single-coil pickup; vintage-style wraparound tailpiece; rounded neck profile, and rosewood (or baked maple, depending on stock on hand) fingerboard; the Melody Maker is an unbelievable value for players of all ages, styles, and skill levels.

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Features
  • BODY
  • Body Species: Mahogany
  • Jack Location: Top
  • NECK
  • Species: Mahogany
  • Profile: Rounded
  • Neck Joint Location: 16th Fret
  • FINGERBOARD
  • Species: Rosewood (or baked maple depending on stock on hand)
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Total Length: 18.062"
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Nut width: 1.695"
  • Inlays: Dot
  • HARDWARE
  • Plating Finish: Chrome
  • Tailpiece: Wraparound
  • Knobs: Black tophat
  • Tuners: Vingate white button
  • ELECTRONICS
  • Bridge Pickup: single-coil
  • Controls: One volume, one tone
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4.7

(based on 32 reviews)

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5.0

Amazing Guitar

By Lucas Holstine

from Plainville, IN

This guitar is simply amazing. No other word to describe it. Besides possibly epic or maybe awesome. I have been playing on this guitar for about 6 months now and I really can't complain about it much at all. It sounds amazing and in overdrive I occasionally get erections. It looks like and sounds like a true Gibson Les Paul. Only cheaper. While deciding on my guitar upgrade, I played some of the high end LP's for something to compare to and this guitar hit it out of the ballpark. For the price it was the greatest investment in my guitar career. It's extremely light, plays and sounds amazing and stays in tune pretty well. The only possible change I would make to the guitar, is to change the head of it. The head is really narrow and looks awkward but unless you are really picky with your guitars, I would go with this ANY day.

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4.0

Awesome sound, playability w/o looks

By Mark Giacalone

from Los Angeles, CA

I have to admit scoffing at the Melody Maker line just because of how cheap they look. How can a thin little guitar sound any good, right? That is what I thought before I played a few. For the price, this guitar plays and sounds amazing. With the same tube amp settings with no effects, I compared it to various guitars of similar price. Just based on raw tone, this wins. It does not win on looks or options of course, but it flat out plays great and sounds great. If you are looking for a less expensive Les Paul-like guitar for a young person or for a guitar to practice on when you do not have your main ax handy (and your main ax is a Les Paul), this should be considered.

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5.0

My number one

By MANUEL ESQUILIN

from Chicago , il

You won`t find a better guitar for this price any where...And to my ears it just sounds and plays better than my more expensive guitars..I plan to buy two more...I hope Gibson doesn`t stop making these...It`s become my favorite guitar...Thanks Gibson.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Can't Beat It For The Price

By Ben Reavely

from Mercedes Texas

I bought an MM when they first came out. I am not a lead guitar player. I do have a few guitars. Some of them top of the line Gibsons and Fenders. I could not believe the sound that came from this little guy. It sort of sounds like an Esquire without the switch. The tone knob gives lots of variation in sound. Both volume and tone knobs work well and are quiet. I do not like the finish but that's because I think Gibsons should be shiny. It was set up nicely, sounded great, and at the time $349.00. Tuners are cheap but they work and don't slip, could use a different nut and the frets filed a little better. All in all it's 4.5 out of 5

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gibson Melody Maker

By Paul

from Kapaa Hi

Comfortable rounded neck, lightweight, great little rock guitar. Can't go wrong for the priceas received an extra hundred dollars off as well on Guitar Center special. Nice twang and single coil output. Cool Gibson gig bag, so good for traveling. Finish is fine with a retro feel and look. Simply a fun guitar.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great neck!

By steve hitler

from tucson AZ

got to try one of these while visiting a friend's house, his room mate had one. ive been interested in seeing how quality this thing was for the low price and i was impressed by how it was built. the neck is fat and nice, this is a a nicely built low end guitar that would by a fine platform for modification.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

this guitar rocks!

By Jeremy Eudy

from Palm Harbor, FL

I've had my melody maker for about a year and this guitar has blown me away, the only drawback is that it only has a treble pickup but this guitar still trumps many others

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

try it out!

By Steve

from massapequa

this guitar is so simple and yet its great i guess its true when you see the gibson name its great. the guitar looks plain but it really just does the job and works amazingly, it doesnt look half as good as it really is theres just something special about it. all i can say is if you see one do yourself a favor and take it off the wall youll be amazed.

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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gibson Melody Maker

By Big Rig

from Little Rock, Mississippi

I am an active, learning guitarist, and always wanted to say that I owned a Gibson guitar. While on vacation in Tennessee, I found one of these guitars in the Vinatage Burst finish, which is stunning. I immediately picked it up and played it. It is very lightweight, and has great tone. I bought it, and replaced the stings with Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinkys, and it improved the tone even more. The action on the guitar was pretty bad at first, both the E and A strings buzzed, but after adjusting the bridge, it was fixed. The guitar itself will not give you a variety of tones, but I have a vintage Peavey Tube 100W amplifier, and that's all I need. If you needed more tonal options, I would go with a Les Paul or buy some pedals. For people like me, who are used to Epiphone, or other "lower" quality guitars, and want a true Gibson guitar that we could be proud of, this is just the guitar.

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(7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sunburst Melody Maker

By Bob D

from South Windsor, CT

Guitar is nice. A little disappointed thinking that it would have a high gloss finish. No mention of the finish in the description of the product. Also no mention that a gig bag would come with the guitar.

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