Re: NJGD '6X? Melody Maker
Yup. Even in the lame shape it's in it has a nice vibe unplugged. Just sounds different, more like wood than some other guitars. Has a nice ring.
And the finish. I LOVE old burst JR's and MM'ers.
I'm comparing it to an '02 R4, an '09? LP JR, not a CS version just the @$900 street price one. FWIW that guitar sets a standard for loud and proud. HS that guitar sings. Far better than the price would indicate. And a Tele I just built, Swamp Ash w/Maple neck.
Plugged into my Li'l Dawg 5E3 the pickup, microphonic? squeals and it feeds back like crazy. All wiring accounted for and connected though.
In perfect world my brother in law would say "ya know I never play it, you keep it" and I'd order a Lollar ASAP. Then it would be the old wood LP JR I'll never buy.