GIBSON Melody Maker Double


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1977 to 1983

GIBSON manufactured the Melody Maker Double between 1977 and 1983. There were small differences between this model and the previous version: the single coil pickups were embossed with the Gibson logo, all metal machine heads and an updated Tune-O-Matic bridge & stop tail piece. The timing of this Melody Maker reissue conincided with the emergence of punk: the New York Dolls, Television and Joan Jett were all seen playing Melody Makers.

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Body materialmahogany body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Pickguard materialblack pickguard, white pickguard


Bridgetune-o-matic bridge
Hardware colornickel hardware
Tailpiecestop tailpiece


Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers


Finish colorsred finish
Finish effectssunburst finish
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length


Neck materialmahogany neck
Number of frets22 fret
Tuner layoutthree-each-side


Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls2 volume controls


Pickups brand and modelGibson P-90 pickup(s)
Pickups configuration2 single coil pickups

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