NGD - Melody Maker

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  1. jamesepowell

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    I've been wanting one for a while but this video by Hoodrio pushed me into the market. I love it for all the reasons he cites therein.

    Finally found one that was the color I wanted and close enough to the price I wanted to pay. I'm thinking I'm going to set it up for slide - my original reason for wanting one - but I'm going to play it straight for a while & see how it goes.

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    Nice! Everyone I've known that's owned one loved it for slide, not so much otherwise.
     
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    I had one of the 2011 melody makers (they made 'em in SG, LP, Explorer, and V shapes - with a gnarly humbucker in the bridge) and it was a fantastic guitar. I gave it to my cousin's wife eventually, but there was nothing wrong with it at all.
     
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    That version of MM is great. Gibson P90s are one of my favorite pickups. I had one that was light as a feather and shook all over as you strummed it. Little more tweakable with the TOM. It was rough around the edges finish-wise but whatever. I have a Junior now that I really enjoy, but still really miss that 2003 MM. Nice color options too!
     
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    I had the same colour one of those, a great guitar with a wonderful pickup. BUT, I couldn't get on with the very thin neck. I had a standard Melody Maker ReIssue but if I could have swapped necks I would have been a happy bunny. These LP MMs are great if you can get on with what is a very slim 60s profile neck.
     
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    Nice! Congratulations.
     
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    Nice!

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    Beauty!
     
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    How well does it keep tune? A friend of mine had one of those that he played gigs with (I was the drummer in this band) and it would never stay in tune... like, ever. It was so aggravating. I eventually loaned him my Gretsch Pro Jet for when we played out.
     
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    You may want to tighten up that G string.
     
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    Nice! I have one of the humbucker versions... [​IMG]


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    Right. I took the photo right out of the box. The strings were loosened for shipping.
     
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    Just kidding. Beautiful guitar.
     
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    I bought my MM with PAFs when I was 17. That was 47 years ago. Still have it.
     
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    What, no photos? jk

    My original hankering after a Melody Maker goes back to the late 70s. A roommate in college had one with a flat black pickup. I have no idea what it was, but it was a gnarly sounding thing, perfect for the punk and punk-ish stuff I was into at the time. He'd let me play it but would not sell it to me even though he never played it in all the time I knew him. The idea of having one drifted in and out over the years, but the stars did not align till now.
     
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    Groovy!
     
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    Strangely I sold mine (2003) because of the (to me) chunky U shaped neck, if it had a slim C I would definitely have kept it, pity we couldn't have swapped necks. Adding a les paul jr scratchplate looks great on these guitars.

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