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Gibson Les Paul Melody Maker
Manufactured in: Nashville, TN

Species: Mahogany

Species: Spanish Cedar or equivalent
Profile: 1960 Slim taper
Peghead Pitch: 17°
Thickness at 1st fret: 0.820"
Thickness at 12th fret: 0.900"
Heel Length: 0.500"
Neck Joint Location: 16th fret

Species: Rosewood
Scale length: 243/4"
Total Length: 18.062"
Nut Width: 111/16"
Width at 12th fret: 2.062"
Frets: 22
Inlays: Pearloid dot

Plating Finish: Chrome
Bridge: Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: Stopbar
Knobs: Black Top Hat
Tuners: White Button

Bridge Pickup: Single vintage P-90
Controls: One volume, One tone

Exterior: Black Gigbag
Interior: Black Padded
Silkscreen: White 'Gibson USA' logo


Brite Wires .010-.046



The original Melody Maker guitar was introduced by Gibson in 1959 and was based on the same philosophy: American-made quality at a price for the beginning player.

Les Paul Melody Maker

Available Colors: Satin Cherry , Satin Ebony , Satin Yellow

The Melody Maker features a mahogany body with a lightweight '60s-style slim taper neck and rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. It comes in three cool satin finishes for an aged look: Satin Ebony, Satin Cherry and Satin Yellow

Appointments include a single dog ear P-90 pickup for vintage tone, Tune-o-matic bridge and chrome hardware.


In order to continually improve the design, quality, and performance of our instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Gibson reserves the right to change specifications without notice. Because Gibson brand guitars are handcrafted, it is normal for some measurements to vary from those listed.