The Les Paul Melody Maker has long been touted as the first Gibson for many players. The affordable price while still offering American Made quality makes the Melody Maker a much played favorite among beginners and pros alike. The Melody Maker is the right choice for any player who wants that Fat Les Paul tone in a thin bodied LP that takes it’s body size from the design of 2013’s Custom Lite Les Paul. Gibson 120th anniversary inlay on the 12th fret commemorates 120 years of Gibson innovation.
Gibson Les Paul Melody Maker Electric Guitar Features
Maple Top with Thin profile Mahogany body same as LP Custom Light
50’s Rounded Maple Neck
Rosewood Fingerboard with 120th Anniversary logo inlay
Wrap around bridge and retro white button tuners
Two P-90S Single Coil Pickups
Includes Premium Gig Bag
Stripped-down and rockin’ to the core, the Les Paul Melody Maker derives its firepower from Gibson’s P-90S pickups, which build on the legendary P-90 tone with improved clarity and dynamics. Further 2014 120th Anniversary additions include larger no-slip strap buttons, black Max Grip Speed Knobs, a TekToid nut, long-life proprietary coated guitar strings, cryogenic treated fret wire for longer life and corrosion resistance, a full PLEK setup, and a 120th Anniversary logo inlay at the 12th fret. Throw in a sublimely comfortable rounded ’50s neck profile and legendary Gibson construction and playability, and the 2014 Les Paul Melody Maker is simply a stunning value.
Body and neck
The Les Paul Melody Maker is crafted from a solid mahogany back with a carved maple top. While its lines mirror the shape of the hallowed Les Paul Standard, its shallower depth makes it superbly light and comfortable to play. It has a glued-in maple neck with a rounded ’50s profile, rosewood fingerboard topped with a TekToid nut, 22 cryogenic-treated frets for long life and corrosion resistance, dot inlays, and a commemorative 120th Anniversary inlay at the 12th fret.
Pickups and electronics
The guitar carries a pair of Gibson’s new P-90S pickups in the neck and bridge position. Made with genuine Alnico pole pieces, these pickups reflect the beloved P-90 single-coil tone, with improved depth and clarity. They’re wired through the traditional complement of independent volume and tone controls, and a three-way selector switch.
Following the stripped-down ethos of the Melody Maker line, the guitar carries no pickguard and minimal ready-to-rock hardware. A satin chrome “lightning bar” wraparound tailpiece anchors it all down for outstanding resonance and sustain, while retro white-button tuners retain a vintage look, and enlarged strap buttons (new for 2014) keep your guitar secure throughout the set.
Case and coverage
The Les Paul Melody Maker comes protected in a Gibson gig back, includes a truss-rod wrench and owner’s manual, and is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson’s 24/7/365 Customer Service.
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