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To celebrate the 120th Anniversary of the world's most respected guitar maker, Gibson USA has unveiled an entire lineup that represents several of the greatest values ever offered in hand-made American electric guitars. The Les Paul Melody Maker is a prime example: backed by a wealth of innovation and experience, it's a genuine Gibson at every turn that represents exceptional value. Following the popular Les Paul Custom Lite of 2013, this guitar captures classic LP styling in a slimmed-down body that's superbly comfortable to play, and it looks superb.
Stripped-down and rockin' to the core, the Les Paul Melody Maker derives its firepower from Gibson's P-90S pickups, which build on the legendary P-90 tone with improved clarity and dynamics. Further 2014 120th Anniversary additions include larger no-slip strap buttons, black Max Grip Speed Knobs, a GraphTech nut, long-life proprietary coated guitar strings, cryogenic treated fret wire for longer life and corrosion resistance, a full PLEK setup, and a 120th Anniversary logo inlay at the 12th fret. Throw in a sublimely comfortable rounded '50s neck profile and legendary Gibson construction and playability, and the 2014 Les Paul Melody Maker is simply a stunning value.
Body and neck
The Les Paul Melody Maker is crafted from a solid mahogany back with a carved maple top. While its lines mirror the shape of the hallowed Les Paul Standard, its shallower depth makes it superbly light and comfortable to play. It has a glued-in maple neck with a rounded '50s profile, rosewood fingerboard topped with a GraphTech nut, 22 cryogenic-treated frets for long life and corrosion resistance, dot inlays, and a commemorative 120th Anniversary inlay at the 12th fret.
Pickups and electronics
The guitar carries a pair of Gibson's P-90S pickups in the neck and bridge position. Made with genuine Alnico pole pieces, these pickups reflect the beloved P-90 single-coil tone, with improved depth and clarity. They're wired through the traditional complement of independent volume and tone controls, and a three-way selector switch.
Following the stripped-down ethos of the Melody Maker line, the guitar carries no pickguard and minimal ready-to-rock hardware. A satin chrome "lightning bar" wraparound tailpiece anchors it all down for outstanding resonance and sustain, while retro white-button tuners retain a vintage look, and enlarged strap buttons keep your guitar secure throughout the set.
Case and coverage
The Les Paul Melody Maker comes protected in a Gibson gig back, includes a truss-rod wrench and owner's manual, and is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson's 24/7/365 Customer Service.
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