NGD 1959 Melody Maker Les Paul

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  1. bufbills

    bufbills Senior Member

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    I guess this belongs here. Anyway, the only thing original is the finish, buttons, and pick guard. The neck is fantastic and it plays great. Great mojo, and it will continue to be played and loved.
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  2. Al Walker

    Al Walker Senior Member

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    Happy NGD! I love Melody Makers. Had a mid 60s double cut version.
     
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    DADGAD Senior Member

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    I had a '60. I have a set of 59 melody maker waverly tuners I was going to put on my Harmony H-1260. That bridge is "badass"!
     
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    Chilli Senior Member

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    Fantastic!
     
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    Danelectro V.I.P. Member

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    Awesome! Looks like a great player!

    I love my '59 SC MM. The neck profile is perfect, and with a pickup upgrade, its a perfect "Poor Man's Junior". :)
     
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  6. bufbills

    bufbills Senior Member

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    Yes it is. Ive got a lollar MM p90 and pick guard on the way. Ive got one in my 66 SGMM and its fantastic.

    Here they are together.

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  7. bufbills

    bufbills Senior Member

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    I see what you did there!!
     

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    DADGAD Senior Member

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    Check out Curtis Novak's pickups. I was going to upgrade my stock ones but sold the MM before I could do it. I think that's his name.
     

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    I looked at those as well. still may order one to see how they sound.
     
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    FF_Pedals Senior Member

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    Looks awesome. I like the finish checking
     
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  11. bufbills

    bufbills Senior Member

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    Lots of mojo on this one.
     
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    Very nice pair!

    I would be desperate to remove that Badass Bridge.
     

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    bufbills Senior Member

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    Yea I thought that would be the first thing I did. The intonation is perfect though, and i hate to mess up a good setup. Waiting on a pickup so when its apart, I my swap it out.
     
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    Get a mojoaxe bridge for it!
     
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    bufbills Senior Member

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    Thats what im looking at . I saw an aged nickle somewhere.
     
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    deadlyweasel Silver Supporter

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    I've got them on my 56' jr 59' special and 3 other guitars. Dan is the man!
     

  17. Duane_the_tub

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    Mojo for days! Whenever I see natural aging like this, it reminds me how it can never be replicated, not even by the very best in the business.
     
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    Mojoaxe bridge is on. Wow!! Put one on the SG as well. pics later
     

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    and a lollar p90

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