Gibson Melody Maker Special - Satin Ebony No Longer Available

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body and Neck, Baked Maple Fingerboard, and Two Single-coil Pickups - Satin Ebony
Item ID: MMSPTSECH

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Melody Maker Special

The Gibson Melody Maker Special is an affordable, two-pickup recreation of the original Melody Makers of the late 1950s. Originally introduced as a student model (much like the Les Paul Junior), the Melody Maker became a player's favorite for its light weight, comfortable neck, and great tone. Today's Melody Maker is no exception. With twin P-90 singlecoil pickups, vintage-style wraparound tailpiece, and 60s Slim Taper neck profile, this axe is an unbelievable value for players of all ages, styles, and skill levels. Make your own rock history with the Gibson Melody Maker Special.

Gibson Melody Maker Special Features at a Glance:
  • Baked Maple Fingerboard
  • Slim taper mahogany neck
  • Nitrocellulose finish
Baked Maple Fingerboard

The Gibson Melody Maker Special sports a baked maple fingerboard. No, that's not a dessert confection. Baking the wood in a special oven makes the wood water resistant, hard and stable (perfect for fingerboards), with snap and attack similar to ebony - but with a more traditional appearance. As no chemicals are used, the process is also earth-friendly. Always an innovator, Gibson - in the face of tightening world supplies of certain woods - again shows its leadership in materials engineering in the quest for new and improved tonewoods for its guitars.

Slim taper mahogany neck

The Gibson Melody Maker Special has a comfortable, fast-action neck. Whether you're chording down low or soloing up high, Gibson's distinctive '60s Slim Taper always feels just right. With its slick baked maple fingerboard, this guitar is a lean, mean rock machine.

Nitrocellulose finish

The Gibson Melody Maker Special wears a gorgeous nitrocellulose laquer finish. Nitro finishes - standard back in the '60s and '70s - are significantly thinner than today's polyurethane finishes, allowing the guitar to "breathe." Nitro finishes not only look vintage-y wonderful; they also enhance the instrument's tonal qualities.

Gibson Melody Maker Special Features at a Glance:
  • Handcrafted in Nashville, TN
  • Genuine Mahogany body and neck (60s Slim Taper)
  • Baked Maple Fingerboard
  • Two Gibson P-90 pickups
  • One Vol / One Tone
  • White Button Tuners
  • Wrap-around Bridge
  • 3-Way pickup selector
Make rock history with the Gibson Melody Maker Special!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number MMSPTSECH1

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See also: Solidbody Guitars, Gibson, Gibson Solidbody Guitars