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Gibson Les Paul Melody Maker - Wine Red Satin Reviews

4.5 stars based on 6 customer reviews
  • from Baltimore, MD November 27, 2014Music Background:
    SemiPro-Pro for hire

    2014 Les Plaul Melody Maker

    Everything about it is perfect right down to the width and tummy cut! The pickups are the new generationof an old version era 1948 The AlnIII Rods pickup were called PU-290s of then were installed on the older jazz boxes then in '52 were switched over to the slit screws on the Gold Top Les Pauls with the elongated trapeze bridge anchored on the strap button. The '55-57 introduced the famous AlnV staple bridge pickup on the new Les Paul Custom mahogany top layered on a mahogany body, these Melody Maker LPs sound alot like those oldie but goodies. Maple cap on a thinner mahogany body, these guitars also feature the new P-90s with the upgraded Fender styled AlnV magnet Rods adding a bold unique even toned output and sweet and rude tone all its own. Better than the previous P-90s albeit when engaged with an Overdrive they yield a beautiful full bandwidth frequency response unique to its design, and with the thinner body it still carries it weight full chords and cutting midrange leads and for the price it can't be beat made in the USA, Tenneessee sweetness be it rock,blues, country you gotta try it , I did and bought one right off! And it comes with a beautifully lined thick gig bag/case protecting it as any good product Gibson would make it's Gibson at it's best.Try one and you'll be hooked especially with the beautiful round neck not too fat but not too skinny neither, just pure tones at the best priced Gibson out did themselves.guitar comes in 4 colors too.

  • from Adrian Michigan (USA) May 24, 2014Music Background:
    Hobbyist For 53 years

    Great Guitar for the money

    I HAVE BEEN PLAYING FENDERS MOST OF MY CAREER , So when I got my hand around this 50,s rounded Bad Boy I really noticed the Fatness Of this Gibson Melody Maker, Lot Fatter than a C shaped Fender. But feels great to me , I played every note on the fret board very fast and easy, I like it. Sweetwaters set up was perfect just like my Fender Tele I bought from them, TY Sweetwater.

  • from Northern CA July 2, 2014Music Background:
    Semi pro musician, playing in a band.

    Ready to rock

    Guitar arrived in perfect condition. Overall build quality is excellent although the fret ends needed to be dressed as they were a little rough. Frets were perfectly even resulting in a nice low action for great playability. The pickups are some of the best sounding P90's I have ever played. They are very touch sensitive and have excellent chime when played clean and plenty of rude growl when overdriven. Electronics and hardware are top notch though I would recommend using TonePros locking studs to eliminate bridge lean and increase sustain. All in all a great workhorse guitar at a great price.

  • from Orem UT February 17, 2014Music Background:
    I was in a couple of bands in the early years and lately play for personall enjoyment.

    2014 Melody Maker

    Buying a guitar without first playing it is risky. The Melody Maker was not a factor here as it plays as perfectly as it looks. Without all the bells and
    whistles it's a wonderful guitar sounding as great as the high dollar
    models. I highly recommend this guitar. I especially like the 50's style neck.

  • from Prescott, Az. USA February 14, 2014Music Background:
    Pro Musician

    quality at a low price

    A well made guitar that sounds and plays like a more expensive instrument. But then its a Gibson. The only thing I found was the G string tuning key slips.

  • from Limerick, Pa. United States January 27, 2014Music Background:
    I play and collect

    Sweet Melody Maker

    After many years of wanting another Les Paul but never quite pulling the trigger I saw a demo of this guitar on YouTube and was like hey I like the sounds of this. The only gripe I have which is my own personal preference is that the P90's give a hum when not playing if you are on bridge or neck.. Other than that this thing rocks for the price and plays awesome. Love it.

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