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Gibson Limited Edition Melody Maker Explorer with Bag

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Product Description

The Gibson Limited Edition Melody Maker Explorer Electric Guitar gives you full Gibson quality at an unbeatable price! Since 1959 the Melody Maker series has brought full and uncompromised Gibson quality and tone to professional-grade electric guitars priced for the player on a restricted budget, and the Melody Maker Explorer stays true to this agenda. This straight forward rocker is surprisingly versatile and doesn't have all the superfluous extras that can get in the way.

Gibson Melody Maker Explorer Electric Guitar Features

  • Solid maple body for great clarity, sustain, and detailed tone
  • Quarter-sawn mahogany set neck for strength and resonance
  • Totally sustainable torrified maple fingerboard gives the look of rosewood with greater durability
  • Single Seymour Duncan HB-103 ceramic humbucker for great power, clarity and sustain
  • PLEK-cut Corian nut for enhanced sustain and ultimate intonation precision
  • Limited run of only 600 guitars being made
The Melody Maker Explorer is crafted from select tonewoods, carry a Seymour Duncan HB-103 pickup, and is built with traditional high-quality features such as a set-in neck, 24 3/4 inch scale length and 1 11/16 inch width at the nut. In short, nothing is spared in the effort to make this genuine Gibson guitar, but it comes in a format that saves you a bundle! The Melody Maker Explorer is a limited edition run with only 600 guitars being made from Gibson, so act fast if you want to get a great guitar at a fantastic price.

Tonewoods
Maple has a long history in electric guitar making, and is one of the strongest tonewoods used in luthiery. The Melody Maker Explorer's body of solid maple gives the instrument outstanding clarity and sustain, and helps it retain sharp note definition even amid heavy distortion. The guitar's glued-in neck is crafted from solid quarter-sawn mahogany for superior strength and resonance, and carved to a superbly fast yet comfortable Melody Maker profile that measures .835 inches at the 1st fret and .930 inches at the 12th. In a contemporary departure from the norm, this neck carries a fingerboard made from torrified maple, a heat-treated form of maple that has the rich brown look of rosewood but is superior in strength and durability, and totally sustainable besides. Rendered in the shape of the original Gibson Explorer of 1958, perhaps the most radical electric guitar of all time, the Melody Maker Explorer has killer looks, tone, and playability.

Hardware
To ram it all home, Gibson USA loads the Melody Maker Explorer with one of its most versatile pickups. The single Seymour Duncan HB-103 ceramic humbucker in the bridge position is crafted in the image of Gibson's acclaimed PAF (Patent Applied For) humbucker of the late '50s, but updated with a ceramic magnet for great power, clarity and sustain, and routed through a single volume control to keep it all simple. Go easy and it purrs sweetly; hit it hard, and there's as much crunch, wail and sustain on tap as any rocker will ever need.

Anchored by a timeless and tuneful stud-mounted wraparound bridge at the body end and a set of efficient enclosed tuners at the headstock, with a PLEK-cut Corian nut for enhanced sustain and ultimate intonation precision, it's an incredible package for the player who wants a slice of full-bore Gibson USA quality at a stripped-down price. Each Gibson Melody Maker Explorer includes a Gibson gigbag and owner's manual, and is covered by Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service.



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Product Specifications
Gibson Melody Maker Explorer Electric Guitar Specifications
  • Body:
    • Species: Maple
    • Body Type: Slab
    • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
  • Neck:
    • Species: Mahogany
    • Profile: Melody Maker
    • Truss Rod: Traditional Adjustable
    • Joint Angle: 1.75° (+/- 15 seconds)
    • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
  • Neck Fit:
    • Joint: Mortise and Tenon
    • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
    • Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005 inches
  • Fingerboard:
    • Species: Torrified Maple
    • Frets: 22
    • Radius: 12 inches
    • Nut/E.O.B: 1.695/2.260 inches
    • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut:
    • Material: Corian
    • Width: 1.695
    • Slots: Gibson PLEK System
  • Headstock:
    • Logo: Silkscreened Gold Gibson
    • Truss Rod Cover: Black Antique Bell
  • Tuners: White Button
  • Tailpiece:
    • Type: Wrap Around Tailpiece
    • Plating: Chrome
  • Hardware:
    • Knobs: Black Top Hat
    • Strap Buttons: Aluminum
  • Pickup: Seymour Duncan HB103 (Ceramic)
  • Electronics:
    • Potentiometer: 1 Volume Control
    • Type: 300k Linear Volume
    • Coil Wiring: Machine Wound
    • Output Jack: Traditional 1/4 inches
  • Finish:
    • Sealer: Nitrocellulose
    • Process: 1-1.5 mils
  • Case: Gigbag
  • Limited Run: 600


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melody maker explorer not too bad!!!!
Quality
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
its well made, i mean for a little over 500 bucks you get what you pay for, but it feels great,,,
General
Your general opinion of this product.
i like it,, low cost, no frills american made gibson,,,,,always wanted an explorer but since the holidays were here didnt want to shell out well over a grand,, purchased sight unseen, never even picked one up at a store,, read a buttload of reviews on this before i bought it,,
Tone
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
bright and snappy,,,, like i said i got one with an original gibson pickup,,,,,
Finish
How did the stain or paint job look?
for sure they saved on the satin paint job, but i like it, no heavy gloss, and i love the smell of brand new white gibsons!!!!! hopefully after 20 years or so the finish will start to check,,,,,,
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