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    Gibson Melody Maker

    Just got one from Barry... I always thought these were cool guitars and for the money, you can't go wrong with a Gibson.

    I need one guitar to keep in my room so I don't have to worry about falling alseep with a guitar in hand and damaging it. I also have a 5w fender champ. Anybody have feedback and pictures of theirs?


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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    They look really cool, except they are not Les Pauls! Crazy but it's true!

    How's the finish? Matte? And how's the pickup?
    I play a Trini Lopez Reissue through a Fender Blues Jr. Sunburst.

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    I'm sure only Axel knows if they have wax potting. He knows stuff that Gibson don't even know about there own guitars. Like an angel from Les Paul Heaven!

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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    AHHHHH VERY PURITY THERE GEORGE! I love those white ones. I'll bet ya that it becomes your favorite beater. And, like you said, they pack a great bang for the buck! Always wanted one myself and will someday.
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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    Time for some pin-up girl stickers to go on!!! LOL!!!

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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    When the MM first got ReIssued, i made sure to snap a few up, for it was just that good....oh and yeah the dog eared P-90?...it barks well too!!


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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    Quote Originally Posted by Trans-Am View Post
    When the MM first got ReIssued, i made sure to snap a few up, for it was just that good....oh and yeah the dog eared P-90?...it barks well too!!


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    Hey Hank! Pic don't work.

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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    Wha????? I think the site for Photobucket just got HACKED !!! By the Turkish Hackers Group???

    So in other words?...Anybody using the Photobucket to upload their photos are SOL!!

    Try Again Snake!!

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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    Hey George,I've been on the fence for one of them for awile? Is It a good player? Give us a tone report. Thanks man


    Tone sweet tone!

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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    I love mine. It's always on a stand, plugged in and ready to go. Great tone too. I like bargains like this. Through a low output valve amp these things just sing. I don't think you can beat them for that.

    It's the bluest blues
    When you can't find your way home...

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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    I got one when they first came out, it's been a great little guitar. Got the little 5W Champ too, the stock 6" speaker kinda sucks and flubs out, I stuffed an 8" Weber in it and it now totally kicks butt.

    So fun to plug straight in with the MM or Tele and just play, sometimes simple just plain rocks.


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    My Melody maker Mod with Jtm45 is ROCK!


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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    Great guitars for you money, Im about to pull the trigger on one myself, cant decide if I want white or sunburst, or if I want to throw a P-90 in there....
    But anyways, congrats on your new axe!

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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    Here`s one I restored afew years ago.
    It was hand painted with yellow enamel paint with a badly fitted stop tail!!!
    It played and sounded cool!!
    http://s227.photobucket.com/albums/d...t=DSCF2021.jpg
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    A few affects and mic stand with built in beer holder!!

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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    Looks great NOSBIG!

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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    Quote Originally Posted by NOSBIG View Post
    Here`s one I restored afew years ago.
    It was hand painted with yellow enamel paint with a badly fitted stop tail!!!
    It played and sounded cool!!
    http://s227.photobucket.com/albums/d...t=DSCF2021.jpg
    Damn...that looks great......just decided to get a Melody Maker!

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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyo View Post
    Damn...that looks great......just decided to get a Melody Maker!
    Hi, I`m glad you like it!! Have to say it was a lovely little guitar.
    Melody Makers are imo very underated.
    Good luck in getting one and lets have a pic when you do?
    PS do you like the `71 GT in my avatar??
    terry
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    A few affects and mic stand with built in beer holder!!

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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    I have an original '62 with dual pups and double cutaway. Needs a little work but plays and sounds decent. Sorry no pics.

    Steve

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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    NOSBIG, Nice avatar pic indeed, would liek to see more pics of that!

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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    Quote Originally Posted by NOSBIG View Post
    Hi, I`m glad you like it!! Have to say it was a lovely little guitar.
    Melody Makers are imo very underated.
    Good luck in getting one and lets have a pic when you do?
    PS do you like the `71 GT in my avatar??
    terry
    .......love your 71 GT....must be a blast to play!..........it's got rock 'n roll written all over it.!

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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    Quote Originally Posted by StoneFreeFuzz1 View Post
    NOSBIG, Nice avatar pic indeed, would liek to see more pics of that!
    here`s some more.
    http://s227.photobucket.com/albums/d...aguitar124.jpg this is when I removed the centre section of the maple cap to steam and flatten it!!
    http://s227.photobucket.com/albums/d...aguitar062.jpg
    this is how some of the cap had distorted after being under water for months after hurricane katrina struck.
    http://s227.photobucket.com/albums/d...aguitar014.jpg
    this is removing the binding prior to re seating the cap.
    http://s227.photobucket.com/albums/d...nt=Guitar3.jpg
    hope you like `em!!!
    if you want to see more go to my site www.tjcguitars.com
    thanks,
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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    I'm waitin' for one wit 2 'o dem pickemup thangs!

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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    I like mine quite a bit, had it set for slide. If my finances were better I would have another for standard playing/tuning. The factory pickups are pretty good, I may try another PU if I should ever buy a 2nd MM. Also, my preference is for the 2 PU version which I do not think is any longer available.

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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    The pics below have been posted here before...and here the are again.

    My MM ReIssue is modded with P-90, 50s studs, lightweight tailpiece, NOS Black Beauty cap, RS Super pot, braided wiring, 50s pointers, amber knobs, strap locs...

    The neck on this MM is very stable (only 1 tweak of truss rod when I first setup the guitar waaaay back), jumbo frets..

    I tried out the stock configuration before modding this one. It started out as a great lightweight player. Very resonant. The mods make it even better. The P-90 provides a much better range of tone - you can go from clean/spanky to snarling with a twist of the volume. Roll of the guitar tone tone to ~ 3, push the amp gain and you have a 'woman tone' that just sings.

    My only comment is that Gibson uses no pore filler and the finish is really thin and wears off easily. But that OK with me.




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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    Toxpert that is one mighty fine lookin' instrument

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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    My 03....



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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    More than nice look'n...it's a blast to play. The guitar is nicely balanced with no neck dive when you let loose. When you're playing, you can feel the resonance throughout the guitar and especially through the neck/fretboard.

    Forgot to mention ..first thing I rolled the edges of the fretboard. That helped with providing a 'broken in' or well played feeling right out of the box.

    I've been playing out more than one time where someone in the audience comes up to me to tell me that they first thought my Melody Maker was a cheap-no good guitar...then they had to change to "WHOA !!! What IS that thing ?!"


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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarl View Post
    My 03....



    Thats cool...........
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    A few affects and mic stand with built in beer holder!!

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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    I'm thinking the Joan Jett MM looks pretty cool, too.
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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    Hey, You guys know if the new Melody makers will fit in a regular Gibson Les Paul Hardshell Case? I've read that some people have bought the cheapie musicians friend les paul cases and they work, but a buddy has a new Gibson case that he will just give to me... Any feedback would be great, thanks!

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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    My friend keeps his 03 MM that he got for $120 (thats right. $120 for a Gibson) at my house. Lets just say I'm not complaining that I need the space.

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    Re: Gibson Melody Maker

    Quote Originally Posted by D'Mule View Post
    I'm thinking the Joan Jett MM looks pretty cool, too.
    Just as cool as Joan!

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