From Gibson -
“Crank Up this Slimmed-Down Les Paul! Celebrating 120 years of Gibson guitars, Gibson presents the 2014 Les Paul Melody Maker. Stocked with a pair of P-90S pickups, a vintage '50s rounded neck, and a slimmer mahogany body, this Les Paul is a slim-figured beauty any guitarist would fall for. Whether you're looking for an addition to your sound, or if you're just curious about entering the renowned world of Gibson Les Pauls, the 2014 Melody Maker is a great supplement to anyone's collection.
Comfortable Slim Mahogany Body and Maple Neck The 2014 Les Paul Melody Maker's mahogany body is lightweight and comfortable. With a slim body and carved maple top, you get the resounding qualities of many of Gibson's other Les Pauls without the issue of dealing with weight. The curved back feels comfortable hanging against your body -- leaving room to move around easily on stage. The glued-in maple rounded '50s neck has a rosewood fretboard of 22 cryogenically frozen corrosion-resistant frets that stand up to wear-and-tear. That's great because you'll be playing this Les Paul for a while once you get your hands on it.
A Stellar Pair of P-90S Pickups The Melody Maker's bridge and neck P-90S pickups are fitted with Alnico Slug magnets and mirror that classic P-90 single-coil sound. Their famous high-output sound is heard in that pristine crunch you'll instantly recognise from scores of rock records over the decades. The non-distorted tone has a nice range from a smooth sparkly clean to a slightly rawer clean with a little less high end. You get a smooth balance and great dynamic sound from what many argue to be Gibson's most versatile pickup -- updated for 2014 for improved clarity and dynamics.
Great List of Additional Features for 2014 The 2014 Les Paul Melody Maker also comes with Max Grip Speed knobs that are easy to reach and use, no matter how sweaty your fingers might get. The satin chrome wraparound tailpiece will anchor your strings tightly and securely -- allowing longer sustain and resonance as you play. Also -- new for 2014 -- are the enlarged strap buttons to keep your strap secure and in place as you move around.”
- P-90S bridge and neck single-coil pickups
- Glued-in maple '50s profile neck
- Maple-topped slim mahogany body
- Wrap around bridge/tailpiece
- Black Max Grip speed knobs
- Enlarged strap buttons for greater strap security
- 22 frets with Gibson's 120th anniversary inlay at 12th fret
- Dual tone and volume knobs
- Three-setting pickup selector switch
This 120th Anniversary Melody Maker is in excellent condition – pretty much as new apart from a few very faint scuffs that can hardly be seen. No fret wear & everything works as it should.
This Melody Maker has much the same vibe as a Les Paul Jr but with 2 x pickups, which also makes it similar to the Les Paul Special. Body is a little thinner, but it has the classic maple and mahogany mix like a full size Les Paul. Dial it down for cruisey, bluesy, jazzy goodness, or turn it up and peel the paint.
Comes in its quality Gibson gig bag in good condition.