NGD--64 Gibson Melody Maker

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  1. posttoastie

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    Bought a Cherry color 65 Melody Maker a few weeks ago but it was lonely so i got this today. It has a larger nut size but not as thick a neck as the 65.
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    Nice looking guitar!
    My 1st electric was a cherry 65:cool:
    The neck was pretty thin. Sure was a raucous slide machine;)
     
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    Nice! At one point in time I had four of those. Great little guitars, congrats.

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    My first decent axe was a ‘66 cherry that my cousin stuck a PAF ‘bucker in, serious cool axe ya got there!
     
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    Wow you're lucky with the nut width, usually that disappeared in 63. Sweet. I'd love one in that bumblebee burst.
     
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    Beautiful
     
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    Congrats on the Melody maker...great guitar!
     
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    Thanks.
    The 64 nut size is 1 11/16 and medium D shape neck(still feels very sticky)
    The 65 nut size is 1 9/16 and big C shape neck (my 50s Road Worn Tele has that big feel)
    The 65 is easier to play and feels better
    The necks back then were more hand shaped so i guess they had more variation.
     
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    My 65 looks like this with P-90 and jack mount moved to side and it has a tone knob.

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    Mr Kidman has one

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