Melody Maker Appreciation Thread~

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  1. Bud Stoner

    Bud Stoner Senior Member

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    Sweet......ass.........guitar right there, bro! :thumb:
     
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  2. Telechamp

    Telechamp Senior Member

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    Thanks, Bud!
     
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  3. kasu

    kasu Senior Member

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    Ok... almost a year since I got this, but now its up and playing again. Made a new headstock and repaired the scalloped fretboard and so on... :). Decided not to do a total restore/refinish right now, since I like the look of the old wood and have more use for a humbucker guitar. Maybe I will do it later...

    The old MM brothers.
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    The restoration thread, in case anyones interested: http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/341110-1960-mm-project.html
     
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  4. musicmaniac

    musicmaniac Senior Member

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    Kasu, I like it!
     
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  5. hogdog

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    That's cool man, what kind of pups did you throw in that bad boy?
     
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  6. swamprock

    swamprock Senior Member

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    Bill Steer from Carcass recently switched to a '61 Melody Maker from his '77 and '79 Customs due to nerve issues with his shoulder. His has a Duncan '59 in the bridge. Versatile fiddles these be. I wish I would have grabbed one of the closeouts a few years ago...

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  7. kasu

    kasu Senior Member

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    Thanks guys! :)

    500T/496R... Works very nicely I think... :dude:.
     
  8. AlvisX

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    '64 Olympic
    Man , I really wanted a Wilshire but with a kid in school ,I saved a grand plus...found a "players" Olympic and gave it the p-90 treatment
    Wraparound slab and a p-90 ,what's not to like ...
    I suspect it may be gettin a DeArmond in the neck soon

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  9. kasu

    kasu Senior Member

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    Awesome to see that old MM doing the deed! These axes are so underrated :)
     
  10. kasu

    kasu Senior Member

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    Gig-time :)

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  11. Jura

    Jura Senior Member

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    Tell us more please.
     
  12. bblooz

    bblooz Senior Member

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    Well, this is pretty much a Melody Maker, as it was made @ Parsons Street in K'zoo on the same pattern, just a different headstock.

    My '67 Epiphone Olympic with batwing headstock:
     

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  13. Sportrider24

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  14. endial

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    The question is: How can you say no to that?
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  15. penguinchit

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    I have a 2014 MM...Anyone ever put a full tunomatic and stop piece on on of these? I've been mulling this over to get my intonation dialed in. I know of the combo pieces available but don't really like the look.
     
  16. zep

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    double
     
  17. zep

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    1968 sg, I love it/her.

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  18. endial

    endial Senior Member

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    I'm always sending people who post new MM's to this thread, yet am guilty of not posting my own, due to either lousy pics or laziness. The latter being the more likely culprit because I've had these pics for a few weeks.

    So, here's my 2008 Melody Maker, acquired sometime late last year:
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    $200. Couldn't say no.

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  19. studio1087

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    This thread continues to make me happy. It's epic.
     
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  20. kasu

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    Melody makers make people happy! :thumb:
     

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