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DetroitBlues

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Gibson Melody Maker Series
« on: May 28, 2011, 06:44:44 PM »
Gibson has created a new Melody Maker line.  I saw one of these on the wall at my local GC.  I picked one up and wow, I really liked it.  I played the SG and Les Paul version.  There is also a really cool Flying V and Explorer.  If they had one of those, I may have picked one of them up.

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Re: Gibson Melody Maker Series
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2011, 11:53:21 PM »
Haven't seen one of those... how is it different from the current ones?

UPDATE: Well, I take that back... I have now! Ya just know I had to! ;D
« Last Edit: May 29, 2011, 12:01:39 AM by zagatron1 »

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Re: Gibson Melody Maker Series
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2011, 07:48:55 AM »
Huge differences between the normal Melody Maker and the new types.  The body is Pine instead of Mohogany, neck is Mohogany, but the fretboard is actually a roasted maple that looks and feels like rosewood.  From there Gibson uses a humbucker instead of a Fender like single coil.  Fretwork is decent and the finishes will wear as most thin skin Gibson do.  But for $539, minus their sale 15% off coupons, you can get that guitar for quite a steal.