Does Gibson still make the Melody Maker?

Does Gibson still make the Melody Maker?

Gibson ended the Melody Makers run in 1971 when it implemented some budget models of the SG guitar. But the Melody Maker story does not end here. The Melody Maker double-cutaway was revived in 1977 and manufactured until 1983.

What years did Gibson make the Melody Maker?

Gibson Melody Maker

Original Gibson Melody Maker
Period 1959–71, 1999–present
Body type Solid
Neck joint Set

How can you tell a real Gibson acoustic?

How to spot a fake Gibson:

  1. Measure the guitar to check if it’s undersized.
  2. Examine headstock and headstock logo to determine that they match those of authentic Gibson guitars.
  3. Check to see that all pearl is inlaid.
  4. Check that Les Paul model script is always in cursive.
  5. Verify that there’s not a 3-screw truss rod cover.

When did the Gibson Melody Maker come out?

The Gibson Melody Maker was first launched in 1959 and discontinued in 1971. It had a thin slab-style mahogany body and a one-piece mahogany neck. All the electronics, from the small single-coil pickups to the cable jack, were assembled on the pickguard and installed in a rout in the front of the body.

Where was the first Melody Maker guitar made?

The Melody Maker was an entry level solid body guitar, produced from the late 1950s, throughout the 60s, and with a reissue in the 70s. It was produced at the legendary Kalamazoo factory, Michigan, USA.

What kind of pickup does a Melody Maker have?

Note: Melody Maker “D” refers to the double pickup model of any vintage but is often mistakenly used for the double cutaway model. Options on the Melody Maker included two pickups, the “D” model and a short-scale 3/4 neck. In 1967 a twelve-string version and a three pickup version were introduced, the Melody Maker 12 and III respectively.

What’s the difference between a Les Paul and a Melody Maker?

The Les Paul Melody Maker also differed from other Les Paul submodels in the width of the neck and the length of the heel. In 2007, the Melody Maker became a separate model. It now has a smaller single-coil pickup than the P-90, a wraparound bridge/tailpiece unit, a mahogany neck, and a pickguard similar to the original Melody Maker.