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Old 10-05-07, 02:27 AM   #1
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Joan Jett Melody Maker!!!

I've been wanting this for a long time.
http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/sh...22joan+jett%22

Guitar Of The Week #45...
http://www.musicgadgets.net/2007/10/...ouble-cutaway/

It shows up as "coming soon" on the FQMS site, so no price. I can't imagine it being much more than say... $699 or so.

IMO, the black pickguard/one pickup configuration is ideal.
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Old 10-05-07, 03:03 AM   #2
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Re: Joan Jett Melody Maker!!!

Odd thing with Gibson and the JJ MM. A couple of nights ago the link was up on Gibson's site and also some JJ info. Last night they pulled the link but still had the JJ MM listed as a week 45 guitar. Tonight Gibson dropped week 45 from the list altogether. The list goes from 44 to 46 now...

Anyone know what the issue could be?
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Old 10-05-07, 07:19 AM   #3
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Re: Joan Jett Melody Maker!!!

It's naked. I guess you have to put on the stickers yourself
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Old 10-05-07, 11:28 AM   #4
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I think maybe she likes girls.......(which is OK , so do I.)
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Old 10-05-07, 12:07 PM   #5
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Re: Joan Jett Melody Maker!!!

Here is a pic of Joans Melody Maker in the hands of its previous owner. Anyone here wanna guess who he is?
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Old 10-05-07, 03:32 PM   #6
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Here is a pic of Joans Melody Maker in the hands of its previous owner. Anyone here wanna guess who he is?
That guitar has two humbuckers.
Its got four knobs, and a switch in the front & jack.
Joans has two knobs, one switch and one jack.

I don't think its the same guitar.
(Plus his guitar does not have any stickers )
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Old 10-05-07, 04:01 PM   #7
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Re: Joan Jett Melody Maker!!!

I'd guess that's Eric Carmen and that's what her guitar looked like when he owned it and how she played it for a while, at least.

She's either had more work done on it or she has more than one.
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Old 10-05-07, 04:52 PM   #8
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That guitar has two humbuckers.
Its got four knobs, and a switch in the front & jack.
Joans has two knobs, one switch and one jack.

I don't think its the same guitar.
(Plus his guitar does not have any stickers )
Here ya go.




From what I've gathered, she's always used that one. I'm sure she has more than one. And I'm sure this one has been through more than one pickguard, and probably quite a few stickers.
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Old 10-05-07, 05:08 PM   #9
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Re: Joan Jett Melody Maker!!!

It is Eric Carmen from the Raspberries. And Joan bought his guitar years ago. Yeah I'm sure she's had some others made up. FINE! Poop on the fun trivia.
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Old 10-05-07, 05:22 PM   #10
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Re: Joan Jett Melody Maker!!!

ok Fonzies gilfriend ....''happy-days'' wuzz Suzie Q ... were her an Joan related ? I always thought so .. i no i degress but i'll bet she knows wata guitar is so thats good enough 4 me ... oh yea she wore leather
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Old 10-05-07, 06:40 PM   #11
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It is Eric Carmen from the Raspberries. And Joan bought his guitar years ago. Yeah I'm sure she's had some others made up. FINE! Poop on the fun trivia.
Hehe. I'm not really a big guitar trivia nerd. I'll leave that to the Clapton and Peter Green fanatics. Hell, I'm not really even a *huge* Joan Jett fan. I mean, I like her and all. That just happens to be one of my favorite guitars that a pro is "known for".
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Old 10-05-07, 06:53 PM   #12
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It has a "velvet hammer" pickup. Good luck finding one of those....
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Old 10-05-07, 07:12 PM   #13
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Re: Joan Jett Melody Maker!!!

I'm not a huge Joan Jett fan, but I gotta admit this guitar looks real cool.

Maybe it's been pulled because Jett did'nt give her full consent or some such thing. I hope not because it'd be a fun axe to have.
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Re: Joan Jett Melody Maker!!!

I'm not either. I loved her version of Gary Glitters "Do You Wanna Touch". But "I Love R&R" is fast becoming like "Midnight Hour", "Mustang Sally" or just about anything by Van Morrison. I want an extra $50.00 per song, or a 3 tune package for a buck and a quarter.

Eric Carmen in the Raspberries though was quite rockin!
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Old 10-05-07, 09:16 PM   #15
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ok Fonzies gilfriend ....''happy-days'' wuzz Suzie Q ... were her an Joan related ? I always thought so .. i no i degress but i'll bet she knows wata guitar is so thats good enough 4 me ... oh yea she wore leather
The Fonz's girlfriend was Pinkie Tusqadero, Suzie Quatro was Pinkie's little sister, Leather Tusqadero. Got it "Bucko"?

Man, it's kind of sad that I know this, but "Sit on it" woa!
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Man, it's kind of sad that I know this, but "Sit on it" woa!
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The Fonz's girlfriend was Pinkie Tusqadero, Suzie Quatro was Pinkie's little sister, Leather Tusqadero. Got it "Bucko"?

Man, it's kind of sad that I know this, but "Sit on it" woa!
I always thought it was a bit strange that Leather sang Devil Gate Drive - in the 50s.
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Note:
two knobs on top and a toggle switch in the middle down low:

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...But "I Love R&R" is fast becoming like "Midnight Hour", "Mustang Sally" or just about anything by Van Morrison. I want an extra $50.00 per song, or a 3 tune package for a buck and a quarter.

Mustang Sally must be the most stepped on cover ever!


You forgot Wonderful Tonight and Gimme 3 Steps...

(I'll bet Gary Rossington himself hates playing that song!)



You like Joan's version of the Do You Wanna Touch song - how about the video?





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Old 10-11-07, 01:04 PM   #20
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Re: Joan Jett Melody Maker!!!

"two knobs on top and a toggle switch in the middle down low:"

OK, now what about the guitar ...!? 8P
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"two knobs on top and a toggle switch in the middle down low:"

OK, now what about the guitar ...!? 8P

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Re: Joan Jett Melody Maker!!!

Here are some pics I took of her and her MM last October...





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Old 10-11-07, 10:17 PM   #24
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Re: Joan Jett Melody Maker!!!

It's not like anyone was blindsided that she (or any of the Runaways) were dykes, but she sure grew up to be a bow wow! And now she rubs rugs with Carmen Electra! Go figure!
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It has a "velvet hammer" pickup. Good luck finding one of those....
Those were made by Red Rhodes in Nashville. Isn't it disturbing that:
A-I know that
B-I'm reading this thread
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Re: Joan Jett Melody Maker!!!

It's well known that signature guys have inquiring minds.
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Old 10-13-07, 10:14 AM   #27
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Re: Joan Jett Melody Maker!!!

Wow. This thread got weird. I guess I'm going to email Gibson to see what's going on with this guitar.
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Old 10-13-07, 04:51 PM   #28
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The question remains whether this guitar will become a reality or not.
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Those were made by Red Rhodes in Nashville. Isn't it disturbing that:
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I'm surprised this thread hasn't Devolved into a train-wreck....
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Re: Joan Jett Melody Maker!!!

what year is hers?
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dykes ... rubs rugs
Smooth.

Wasn't this thread about the guitar?
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Re: Joan Jett Melody Maker!!!

Due to the overwhelming interest in who Joan Jett is bumpin' uglies with, I finally emailed Gibson to see if this guitar was still being released. I almost typed "to see if this guitar is still coming out", but I didn't want to fuel the gay joke fire.

Yeah, I really live it up on the weekends. Hangin' out, emailing Gibson and all. Party.
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Old 10-21-07, 05:24 PM   #33
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Re: Joan Jett Melody Maker!!!

my turn to jump in..
in 1994, as i was late headin' into work one day, i figured : why not? i'll stop into my small, local music store and... BAM! i saw a nice 'old' MM hanging on the wall. i dug it's vibe, it's dbl cutaway shape so i ended up buying it on the spot!
details: 1965 double pickup that's been modded as follows:
2 humbuckers [unknown make, but they are GREAT sounding!]
2 vol, 2 tone knobs [vintage 'reflector type'] + 3 way selector toggle
nashville TOM + stop tailpiece.
grover pegs.
p.s. when i bought my BRAND NEW 1987 335 dot reissue, the hardware corroded within 2-3 weeks ,but the tuners, bridge/tail, and pickups on this MM are as shiny as though they're new. go figure...
THE NECK IS HUGE, meaty, great for bending them strings, but oh-so-comfy!
the whole guit resonates wonderfully, is light as a feather and though i have a bunch of 'collectable' and expensive guits, this MM has become my 'go to' gig guitar.it's ALWAYS come through soundwise, holds it's tuning, and LOOKS COOL to boot.
i'd buy another one like it if i could.
a comparably equipped 65 SG std would cost a FORTUNE....
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my turn to jump in..
in 1994, as i was late headin' into work one day, i figured : why not? i'll stop into my small, local music store and... BAM! i saw a nice 'old' MM hanging on the wall. i dug it's vibe, it's dbl cutaway shape so i ended up buying it on the spot!
details: 1965 double pickup that's been modded as follows:
2 humbuckers [unknown make, but they are GREAT sounding!]
2 vol, 2 tone knobs [vintage 'reflector type'] + 3 way selector toggle
nashville TOM + stop tailpiece.
grover pegs.
p.s. when i bought my BRAND NEW 1987 335 dot reissue, the hardware corroded within 2-3 weeks ,but the tuners, bridge/tail, and pickups on this MM are as shiny as though they're new. go figure...
THE NECK IS HUGE, meaty, great for bending them strings, but oh-so-comfy!
the whole guit resonates wonderfully, is light as a feather and though i have a bunch of 'collectable' and expensive guits, this MM has become my 'go to' gig guitar.it's ALWAYS come through soundwise, holds it's tuning, and LOOKS COOL to boot.
i'd buy another one like it if i could.
a comparably equipped 65 SG std would cost a FORTUNE....

Yea but does it have stickers?
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Yea but does it have stickers?
no stickers, not into this whole JJ issue, my point is that at that time, i didn't own any SG's or any 1959 dbl cut JRs or SPECIALS, so when i say that beautiful CHERRY mahogany MM hanging in that local shop, it filled a 'niche' that i was jonesing for at the time VISUALLY, and only AFTER the purchase, did i actually learn how great it was to PLAY on!
the ONLY downside to it is that it is 'neck heavy' and not balanced when i let go of the neck. it truly is a great PLAYER guitar.
whoever did all the mods prior to my buying it, deserves a HUGE THANK YOU. they did a GREAT JOB, and made a 'budget model' into a truly great performing guitar! [of course, it did affect it's 'collectability' though...]
best part is, that i paid either $195 [could've been $295, don't really remember which] for it! i'm holding it in my avatar pic.
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what year is hers?

uh...what he said ^^^^^

?????????
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OK, is this guitar going to be made or not?

Still not listed on the Gibson GOW page.
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no stickers, not into this whole JJ issue, my point is that at that time, i didn't own any SG's or any 1959 dbl cut JRs or SPECIALS, so when i say that beautiful CHERRY mahogany MM hanging in that local shop, it filled a 'niche' that i was jonesing for at the time VISUALLY, and only AFTER the purchase, did i actually learn how great it was to PLAY on!
the ONLY downside to it is that it is 'neck heavy' and not balanced when i let go of the neck. it truly is a great PLAYER guitar.
whoever did all the mods prior to my buying it, deserves a HUGE THANK YOU. they did a GREAT JOB, and made a 'budget model' into a truly great performing guitar! [of course, it did affect it's 'collectability' though...]
best part is, that i paid either $195 [could've been $295, don't really remember which] for it! i'm holding it in my avatar pic.
Just goes to show that the most expensive guitars are not always the best ones.
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Re: Joan Jett Melody Maker!!!

Email response from Gibson:
"No information on this model at this time. Monitor www.gibson.com for updates."

Who knows.
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Just goes to show that the most expensive guitars are not always the best ones.
indeed...
the 'best' guitars, are the ones you feel a 'connection' with. if holding the guitar makes you look cool and makes you feel cool and 'inspired', and ..of course, if the guitar SOUNDS cool, then THAT is the 'best' guitar.
i won't bore anyone with listing my 'collection', but my trusty old MM always 'comes through' for me..
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