NGD: 2009 Gibson Melody Maker Single Cut/Single Pick up

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  1. lawrev

    lawrev Senior Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I just took delivery on a mint 2009 Melody Maker in vintage sunburst. Great neck on it - better than the Custom Shop Les Paul Juniors/Specials I have had. Pictures to come.

    One question: What mods do you suggest? I put on a normal Les Paul truss rod cover and amber volume/tone knobs. Anything else you can suggest? Thanks!
     
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    endial Senior Member

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    What more can you do? Rock that puppy (and post pics).
     
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    old mark Senior Member

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    Just plug it in and adjust the pickup height...It will have a real sweet spot, and that's all you need...I would not recommend any mods at all.
     
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    Thanks for the comments! Photos coming. Very impressed with the neck and the fingerboard.
     
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    2009 Melody Maker Vintage Sunburst.jpg View attachment 272212 Sorry for the delay in posting pictures. Here is a very good one of the MM. The gold knobs are aftermarket as is the truss rod cover (which is a standard Les Paul one - not the thicker historic cover, though). More pics to come. View attachment 272212
     
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    And two more..... 2009 Melody Maker Vintage Sunburst Headstock.jpg
     
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    2009 Melody Maker Vintage Sunburst Fingerboard.jpg
     
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    Chilli Senior Member

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    [​IMG]

    I put a bridge, a pickup and knobs on mine. Oh yeah, and a paper an' oil cap.
     
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    Wow.

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    Looks great! You put a P90 on it - that required routing, right?

     
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    Thanks! Not bad for a budget guitar, huh?
     
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    Cjsinla Premium Member

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    Those originally had reflector knobs and a single-ply TRC.

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    Love my '08 - Changed the knobs to gold. Put in a Luxe .022 PIO bumblebee and upgraded the bridge to a lightweight Kluson Part# KWRAPAL-N (which comes with the steel tailpiece studs)
     
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    Yup. A Dremel job by hand, not the most professional but its under the scrach plate and I bought it to play.
     
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