GIBSON manufactured the ALL AMERICAN II between 1996 and 1998. The design was based on the early Melody Makers, but it had chrome tuners, no scratch plate, rear-mounted controls and a tremolo bridge. It had two high output single coil pickups. The following information about the Gibson All American II was contributed by a guitar-list.com visitor. The Gibson All American II is an unusual model for Gibson, produced in Nashville Tennessee only in the mid 1990s. The body shape is similar to Non-SG shaped Melody Makers or a 1959 Les Paul Junior Special. What really sets this guitar apart from typical Gibsons is that it has 24 very accessible frets and a "Stratocaster" style tremolo system.
It has two high-output single coil pickups, a three way toggle switch, one volume control and one tone control. The pickup sound is somewhere between a P-90 and a Telecaster, and loud enough to make a tube amp cranked up sing beautifully. At lower volumes, the sound is clear and pretty almost like an acoustic. Other than the truss rod cover, the only other covers are on the back of the body, one for the controls and one for the tremolo. The output jack is mounted to the edge of the body, much like a Les Paul. It has the great action and playability which Gibson is so well known for. I've read reviews which said they were "bland" looking, the tremolo wouldn't keep in tune, yada, yada.
IMHO this is one of the prettiest, best playing and most versatile guitars ever made. The "Wine-burst" finish is spectacular, and the face looks clean and functional. If you actually want an ugly guitar, get a Jazzmaster or Jaguar, with ten tons of chrome and a myriad of controls which no one uses. The knobs and switch are located in a very easy to reach location. Also, mine stays in tune even after a pretty extreme whammy dunk using 0.009s. Back in 1973 I literally had dreams (really!) about this guitar, (Gibson, red sunburst with Strat whammy) but I never saw anything like it anywhere. So when I happened across one in 1997, I had to own it, especially at the price... ~$250 new, no case. I'm seeing them from $350 (trashed?) to well over $1000 now. A great investment you'll never want to part with.