The Gibson Limited Edition Melody Maker Les Paul Electric Guitar is the legendary single cutaway axe at an unbelievable value!
The Gibson Les Paul is arguable the most desirable guitar of the last 6 decades, and the Melody Maker Les Paul is built upon that same stripped down rocking design. Since 1959 the Melody Maker series has brought full and uncompromised Gibson quality and tone to top-grade electric guitars priced for the student, novice, or the pro on a budget. The Melody Maker Les Paul stays true to this tradition in spades. Like its predecessors, the Melody Maker Les Paul is designed to take on all different styles, with none of the superfluous extras that get in the way.
Gibson Melody Maker Les Paul 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 491T ceramic humbucker for versatile tone with lots of power
- PLEK-cut Corian nut for enhanced sustain and ultimate intonation precision
- Limited run of only 1200 being made by Gibson
The Melody Maker Les Paul guitars are crafted from select tonewoods, carry a genuine Gibson USA humbucking pickup, and are 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 the Gibson Melody Maker Les Paul, but it comes in a format that saves you a bundle. The Melody Maker Les Paul is a limited edition run with only 1200 guitars being made from Gibson, so act fast if you want to get a great guitar at a fantastic price.
Maple has a long history in electric guitar making, and is one of the strongest tonewoods used in luthiery. A body crafted from solid maple gives the Melody Maker Les Paul outstanding clarity and sustain, and helps it retain sharp note definition even through a heavily cranked amp, while also allowing a thinner body than most electric guitars. 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 inch at the 1st fret and .930 inch 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 seminal shape of the original Gibson Les Paul Junior and Special of the mid-1950s-long a favorite of rock, blues and punk players and others, the Melody Maker Les Paul has deadly looks, tone, and playability.
To give this guitar a punch equal to its heritage, Gibson USA loads the Melody Maker Les Paul with one of its most versatile pickups. The single 491T 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, the Melody Maker Les Paul is 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 Les Paul 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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