1965 Gibson Melody Maker

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1965 Gibson Melody Maker

Post by HNB » Mon May 20, 2019 6:41 pm

I got this in trade from Rio. It is my first vintage Gibson. (Also the only Gibson I have currently.) The refin is really nice. It has a couple marks from bubble wrap or something so I know I need to be careful what I put it in/on.

The new bridge and tuners work really well. Very stable. The neck is much thicker than I expected. Not in a bad way. It is thicker than the body. LOL It is super light weight. I really like that. Haven't got to put a strap on it yet. (All mine have straplocks.) The Lollar p90 in it is really nice with my pickup booster. Gives it some oomph. Here are some beauty pictures.

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Re: 1965 Gibson Melody Maker

Post by Larry Mal » Mon May 20, 2019 6:53 pm

Can't argue with that- great guitar!
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Re: 1965 Gibson Melody Maker

Post by RIORIO » Mon May 20, 2019 7:41 pm

Pretty happy with my end of the deal as well. Enjoy man! She's a good one :)

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Re: 1965 Gibson Melody Maker

Post by HNB » Mon May 20, 2019 7:48 pm

Glad the Jaguar is getting love. It is wonderful and I had fun putting it together. :)
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Re: 1965 Gibson Melody Maker

Post by countertext » Mon May 20, 2019 8:09 pm

Dude.

DUUUUDE.

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Re: 1965 Gibson Melody Maker

Post by marqueemoon » Mon May 20, 2019 9:55 pm

That looks so fun. Like all the good stuff about an old LP Junior without the obscene price tag. Plus with that bridge I bet you can actually intonate the thing.

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Re: 1965 Gibson Melody Maker

Post by Steadyriot. » Tue May 21, 2019 12:00 am

Man that's a straight up rock machine! With the p90 and everything. What more could you need? !


I always liked the "Joan Jett" pickguard on these too.
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Re: 1965 Gibson Melody Maker

Post by leokula » Thu May 23, 2019 4:27 am

Wow the Gibson is amazing... and the jag you traded is pretty cool as well, I'm sure that was a great trade for both of you!

The finish on the jag reminds me of aged ice blue metallic, beautiful!
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Re: 1965 Gibson Melody Maker

Post by mgeek » Thu May 23, 2019 1:12 pm

RIORIO wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 7:41 pm
Pretty happy with my end of the deal as well. Enjoy man! She's a good one :)

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woah...I know it's kinda blasphemy on here but I'm not usually interested in Jaguars. That one looks amazing. At first I thought it was a sixties Argentinian guitar. The colour and the scratchplate, and the fretboard wood. Very nice

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Re: 1965 Gibson Melody Maker

Post by RIORIO » Thu May 23, 2019 4:15 pm

Yep HNB did a wonderful job piecing it together. The finish is AMAZING esp contrasted with this wild guard and all the chrome :)

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Re: 1965 Gibson Melody Maker

Post by wproffitt » Fri May 24, 2019 3:01 am

Congrats on the Melody Maker! I was on the hunt for one of these a few years back, but the timing/price/condition never seemed to work out, so I had a guitar made for me which ticked all of the same boxes and was also green, btw. I LOVE the neck in these because of the shape. Also, they have some heft without getting in your way. I’m sure that Lollar slays! Clips?

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Re: 1965 Gibson Melody Maker

Post by HNB » Fri May 24, 2019 7:24 am

I will work on a sound demo this weekend. :D
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Re: 1965 Gibson Melody Maker

Post by HNB » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:49 pm

Sorry for the late demo. Been getting over a cold...

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Re: 1965 Gibson Melody Maker

Post by wproffitt » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:13 am

Thanks for posting that! The Lollar sounds great in that guitar, to my ears. It seems pretty darn clear and not very hot or compressed the way some modern P90s can be. Which amp were you going through?

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Re: 1965 Gibson Melody Maker

Post by HNB » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:14 am

My Marshall Mosfet Lead 100. :)
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