Dual pup Melody Maker

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  1. EveryMn

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    Nice!

    Now...to decide which one.

    I kinda like the single pup, with the "MELODY MAKER" spelled out where the other one should be. But 50 bucks more for all that versatility is cool.
     
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    A "REAL" Melody Maker only had one pickup....

    So this is not a reissue but a new model with 2 pups....

    Like a Flying V with 1 or 3 pups....or P-90's.....new model....

    Cool though with added sound functionality ;)
     
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    They should do an SG Melody Maker... BTW, notice, Bog, it still says it over the pickup.
     
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    A Double Cutaway version would be nice too! :)
     
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    How about a single-cutaway SG version with a pair of humbuckers and a Strat in the middle? And a Floyd Rose.
     
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    I want the 3 pickup version with P-90s... ;)
     
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    Didn't they have Firebirds with that combo for a while?
     
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    Last time I looked, a firebird in CG was $1,800.00....discounted.....fook that!
     
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    Big Box, GC.......The noisy place where kids wank guitars....... ;D
     
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    Hey,

    Shouldn't you be in school?

    Or

    Cleaning your room..... :D
     
  13. EveryMn

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    4 day weekend, President's Day.

    AFAIK they have lower-end USA 'Birds for around $1200.
     
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    I bought a VII a couple of years ago for 1700 and never looked back. I love that guitar. It did take some getting used to when I first got it.
     
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    What is the difference between a VI, VII and a VIII?
     
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    There were no VIs or VIIIs.

    The series followed the SG line at the time:
    I paralleled the SG Junior, with one pickup, wraparound tail, no binding, and dot inlays.
    III paralleled the Special, with two pickups, wraparound tail, binding, and dot inlays.
    V paralleled the Standard, with two pickups, tune-o-matic, binding, and trapezoid inlays.
    VII was the equivalent of the Custom, with three pickups, tune-o-matic, binding, and block inlays.

    This was before 1965, with the mini-humbuckers. Afterwards, I don't know.
     
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    Firebird expert?
     
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    I received my MM tonight and an ebony for the kid next door.
    They were both perfect in every detail and the bonus was the neck.....rounded but not too thick or thin.....
    The Vintage and the ebony had the same black finish on the back of the guitar....
    For $349.00...I got a steal....the quality is $800.00.....

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    They put Kluson Deluxe tuners with the Gibson name on this with ivoroid buttons...wonderful tuners....
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    Headstock is very nice...no inlay but nicely finished in gloss black.
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    Back of the MM...all black.
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    I think the body is made of a single piece of mahogany...faded finish feels silky...
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    The ebony one had a nice uniform color rosewood fretboard but mine had some wild blond in it..kinda "kool"....
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    Amplified, this guitar kicks butt.....this pickup is great.!
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    What kind of tone do you get out of it?
     
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    Beautiful! Less than an Epi LP Std, and just beautiful!

    How's it sound?
     

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