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All user reviews of 5/5 for the Gibson Melody Maker

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Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 30 reviews )
 19 reviews63 %
 7 reviews23 %
 1 user review3 %
 3 reviews10 %
Audience: Beginners Value For Money : Excellent

Dreadredful's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good scratch"

Gibson Melody Maker
I have the 2007 version with a simple single pickup, 22 frets, volume tone, big stick. It's made in the USA. Since I use another pulling strings I changed the waparound with a Schaller bridges. Sober finish, I like it but it may surprise.


The handle is very comfortable, easy to play. The weight is ridiculous, very nice. Access to acute is lespauliens. We get a good sound easily, for my part I always down the tone to 6 or 7 story to turn a little loud enough treble.


I play many different styles, both the noisy noise that jazz, or a little more modern music. One would expect that with a single microphone that is very versatile little guitar, but paradoxically it is enough. She transcribed exactly what you play, it will not fix your sound like guitars more upscale, but it transcribes your game perfectly. It gives me enormous interest of this guitar, you hear your game without bonus or alteration.


I played for about 2 to 3 years. Today there is a micro version (my favorite) for only € 250 Cygnus, instead of buying the 2014 version is only erstaz to paul studio I suggest you save € 300 with this version which is very versatile!

ddn's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Amazing for the price? Incredible all!"

Gibson Melody Maker
This is a Gibson U.S. for the price of a Fender Mex. Body and mahogany neck, Kluson Deluxe mechanical. A micro simple enough and loud slamming, you can soften a bit with the knob of tone.

The neck (glued) is copied from a Les Paul 59, wide thick, comfortable.

The bridge is on the principle of wraparound, without a guide rope. It's cheap to death and yet it works very well. The action is (slightly) adjusted, intonation is not (at all) adjustable. You do not know what it is that the intonation or what's the point of the set? I assure you I have played guitar for years without knowing it and I do not wear really worse.

Note that all the electronics on the pickguard is screwed which provides an opportunity for easy upgrade not too expensive: U.S. sellers on ebay offer sets + pickguard pickups that are more than easy to install ... Unscrew the old pickguard screw the new hop and it's over. It is also easy to change the microphone to a humbucker or a P90 kind of the same format, Curtis Novak, Seymour Duncan make excellent (and expensive).


The handle is one of the best I've had in my hands. The polish glides little. It is like a BIG ax handle. However, I feel terribly comfortable with.

The body is fine, without cutting, the first time I've had a hands I thought playing on a cutting board. The varnish seems more than fine.

The guitar is very light and well balanced.


The sound has nothing to do with his gibson classic. Amateurs sounds round and fat gibson HB usual actually buying anything. The sound resembles a vintage telecaster, a danelectro. This is slightly less slamming, can be a bit more presence in the bass, but the universe is not that of the twang and big sound. She has a long sustain and deep, perfect for quiet arpeggios that I love.


I went to a store and try it I got attracted by the price secondhand. As I said earlier I felt like playing with a cutting board on which one would riveted lipstick telecaster. Spent the first two minutes, I could no longer ask. I played with more than three quarters of an hour, the seller (very nice, let me try the three different amps) finally come and ask me "you like it that much?"

Oh yes, I like it that much. Are found in secondhand 250 euros, the price of a squier midrange. The finish is medium, so she slips / was relic / age / embellishes even faster. The mechanics are excellent. The bridge and electronic models of simplicity and reliability. With the original microphone, it does not sound gibson for two francs, but it is easy to change the microphone.

For me, this is not a beginner guitar. This is THE guitar for beginners, keep it, play it, cherish it. And also if you want a gibson with a sound different.

lolomicro42's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" effective!"

Gibson Melody Maker
Made in United States, mine is 2002, a great handle that file, or nothing that simple! A good P90, a volume, a tonalitée.


a small weight, a super light scratches, the sound of it right away, you plug it does everything thoroughly, we play! me, mine is in open ground


my style rock!! the fate of his fingers he is a super skyscraper with its huge, well rock, I play on my JTM 30 with mutieffets, but even without, direct plug in it sounds!, but it can still play a variety of things, but the ground remains rock


I have 4 years I love her like the first time when I want a good punk rock is all! I have other guitars but I can carry around everywhere, it myself, and I go I take it!, good finish no top! (By dint of playing with the red handle my stay in the left hand) but of course I would do the same choice there is no hesitation to have a single

victhebig's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" One of the best guitars in the world! Yes!"

Gibson Melody Maker
Gibson USA: excellent rglage factory.
But to find a good guitar should try for hours, hundreds of models ... Do not hesitate!
My models: white satin, single coil (single micro)
Mahogany, Corian nut (h will make a bone)
Acryllique inserts (need pearl)
tonnament: Mechanical solid.

Lgre like a pen ... to be finished with my shit in his body rigid SG!


I chose the white satin
as the sunburst was a rough race trsdsagrable ...

The game is top of Mount .10 -. 52 I think
Yet the game is fluid, the strings are very good with action Idale RULES!

Solo: super sustain, almost better than a super bending strato!

The body vibrates vibrates vibreeeeee!! A pleasure


Coupl my little Peavey Envoy solid state,
or the Mesa Boogie Express ... It is a pure delight!

The clean sound is rich, like a crystalline Tlcaster, really great.
It gives all class gibson ...

The distorted sound is a pure pleasure to rock and punk 1.
We can do without mtal with Adrangi too ... The palm mute out better than all single coils I've ever had (even the Gibson P90)

I do not know the specs of the mic, but I'm not going to change it!
He goes over all output humbucker Epiphone, Gibson and even some (490T)


bought yesterday,
remains how to grow old!

I'm in love, and this is my deuxime Gibson! (The other SG Standard)
Try, try re!
Ptite a standard guitar with a sound!

pollux2paris's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson Melody Maker
For specifications, see below ... mine is a dual.
The bridge is very simple, no adjustment action single string (global setting by both studs maintains) or octave. However, and whatever some posters, I would just note that it does is useless if the guitar is fretted and that does not luthée 8-32 on a guitar for the 10-46 (which is the case). Incidentally, the folk and the classics do not have this kind of setting and what does not prevent them from being extremely accurate. What is the passage where my Melody Maker, not a comment on its accuracy.

To handle and globally for the overall result of the guitar is cheap, very cheap. No varnish, just paint. It must be fast skating. In contrast to the comfort level on the stick, it slide by himself! Nothing to do with the sleeves that prevent harm varnish to move the handle. Rendering approaches a bare neck. Following is a question of taste, but I find it more comfortable.

Overall I put 10. No fuss. I prefer a guitar that I know she is well adjusted to the base and including a trigger guard screw may not move while I play. Everything that made the scene one day find themselves either to put nail polish all over for it avoids by not wishing to move one thing: It does not really move. The building is the case.


The neck is fat and round. It looks more like a fretboard Folk as a handle Ibanez JS ... At the same time the one who wants to do with this guitar Satriani is wrong ... Finally, it is my opinion. It is however extremely comfortable and contrary to what I read below, its easy handling helps the velocity (not good for a shredder, in this case, take an Ibanez ...). In comparison I have a Start (a real) with a soft V. Full of plans I had abandoned becaufe too hard to put on this race, I have found immediately on this one.

The ergonomics are good. It is more like an LP junior than anything else. It is especially mega lightly this is really great when we chained 3 / 4 hours of repetition. Moreover it is super well balanced this is not true of all guitars. The handle is not going to take a nosedive, the guitar does not tend to get upright. I do not know if this is coincidence or not, but it is rare enough on low-end to be stressed!

Readily obtained a good sound, but it I return below. Of course the sound is extremely distinctive and somewhat not please everyone.

To return to a remark read lower course it is flat! like the LP Junior. Incidentally, the camber Les Paul was not made for acoustic reasons, but simply to make copying more difficult (it's spelled on Gibson booklets provided when purchasing an instrument. ..).


So now talking about her. It is very typical. It's mahogany rosewood fingerboard. So it is not crystalline. It's not very simple micro fat. In fact I'd say it's missing a lot of mids without being sharp or loud, however. I have it in dual pickup, so I can have a much more bassy, ​​but even like that, it lacks body depth. However it has a lot of sustain, and is very expressive in the game In fact she really personality.
Please necessarily ca not lovers of the aseptic. With this we do not scratch the ball. It is rock and punk. And there it torn serious!
I wanted to compare it with the LP Junior (new relatively affordable) and BJA LP Junior. Although the GM pickups are not P90, their output level is higher. Clearly, over fishing, and its almost better defined, less precisely round.

I play on AC30, with a lot of vintage pedals typed. A Fuzz (with BC108), a treble booster (OC44), a TS9, a GTO and a MOJO Zvex BOR. She rings with everything. However, some would of its lack of midrange and micro pechus tree, it is not suitable for a crunch (maintenant. .. it is not a Tele or Start). It gives very clear that in crunch lightly on the brightness, it gives a very large OD. It's hard to hold between the two.


To start, I was skeptical mega. A Gibson at this price ... AC must be really crappy and price of labor in the U.S. ... we find Korean 100 times better. It started almost 3 years ago.
I tried it. Then re tried. Again and again. Each time with a lot of fun, but each time telling me there 's a wolf somewhere. It was a favorite, but doubted the spirit.

The tree trunk handle me off too (I played at that time mainly on a Leduc end 81 with a handle more than fine). But his personality was that I was coming back.
Some opinion here among other things, made me doubt. I'm finally offered me two months ago. And believe me, this guitar is killer with a personality very pronounced. Besides, I'd Gibson, I would prepare a set of mahogany with first choice, careful attention to the violin and leaving the rest to the same (especially the bridge) for sale $ 2000 or more.
His personality may please or displease, but objectively, it's a very good instrument and for a price ... The value for money is exceptional in my opinion.

With experience, I would do this choice, but earlier! What a waste of time.
Given its comfort and playability, I advice to all beginners wanting to play rock / punk 60'-70 'who want to make a purchase they will not throw in 2 years. It will sound great too rock for the POP / POP present Brit. In contrast to the outlaw in metal or variety.

Last tip for the price difference, get there in Dual Pickup

bcarmen's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson Melody Maker
Gibson United States!
that's just the guarantee of a product can not coast down ...
22 jumbo frets semi, one single coil pickup, volume and tone, and that's it ....
attention! the top is that the handle is glued and mahogany and the body as the body is even a single piece of mahogany!
Well ... the finish is spartan, but at that price! effort has been made in the right places: the savings are made on the decor and time for finishing but not on the "harware" the guitar, in short smart savings ...
PS: I read on a forum that some thought the table was kind of photoengraving (because of the effect a little "box "...) No, it's just basic paint on wood!


Access to acute as on a Les Paul but the thinness of the body weight and the "light" gives an impression of easy access in the acute (it probably is because of the greater mobility of the guitar!)
the handle is round but not too broad profile between 50 'and 60' very nice to grip
the weight is ideal for playing for hours and the guitar is well balanced although the body is light!
the settings are simple, obvious but super effective! and this is the first guitar of my life on which I used the tone knob!


For a blues-rock style is simply happiness!
I would say that it is the home gibson telecaster, but I'm not a fan of TVs ... but this guitar has everything precisely what is lacking in TV (in my opinion)
very low fat, roundness and warmth that is lacking in the Fender pickups
(Thank you glued the handle and mahogany !!!!)
but also has the cutting edge and super accurate! we also find a small hand in the definition of SG's
super clear sound set with a very good balance, acute severe, a warm crunch biting and a saturation that remains accurate even when stacks distos (attention even when the single coil hum!)
its clear a Fender Blues Deluxe tremolo with a little one arrives at Roy Orbison, and "Kill Bill" is like a "Silvertone", but sustain!
Marshall pushed a blues driver and we live in Angus!


At this price I think this guitar deserves .... the Legion of Honor? ...
In short this is an amazing guitar for its price, the type of object exactly minimalist but effective in this reason it was created!
I have two dozen guitars and I have had over a hundred in my life as a guitarist, even though my heart is always fend'ille at the sight of a vintage Start, this little guitar is really amazing and surely the best "Value" of the market! even if it can look a little repprocher his "toy" because of its simplicity execcessive.
He did miss That a touch of glamor and genre bending inlay to be 'the' reference, but at the same time we change the type of instrument, price, and therefore comparisons with other ...
anyway you Ruez over before they decide to stop production at Gibson for "self-competition" unfair deal with their other products!

Michael_86's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson Melody Maker
Gibson United States, my two microphones and a MODEL is black while the rest said t adj.


The handle is trs enjoyable when you have the habit (the handle is trsdroutant Gibson to beginners because it is round and well lumberjack trs)
Access in agus is not bad, it just has a bolt from the box 20/21me but quite corect in any case it playable trs.
Trslgre guitar, with good ergonomics trs


It is perfect for my style of music, the Hard Blues AC / DC, Blues, Good old rock'n'roll ...
I use an ENGL Sovereign 50 amp and as a multi-effects BOSS ME-50
I get a very fat and warm sound
I dtest mtal distortions too, and I like the blues or rock'n'roll


I use it for 5 days
What I like most about it is that for a cheap guitar, it rivals the biggest hassle free, what I like least is its lack of polish because right now it's going but over time it will be all cracked.
I ssay an sg before me as well but I really cracqu for MODEL
The ratio quality price is excellent (419)
Yes I would do is choosing without hsiter

timot59320's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson Melody Maker
Everything t said ...


The neck is super enjoyable, without being really great.

Access in acute is easy, but with a bit of trouble from the 20 th frets (even if I use it only rarely trs)

This is a guitar trslgre enjoyable and trs

Its level, well, it's simple, you plug, sounds and sending ...


This guitar rpond my expectations perfectly. I tried the guitar that sounds direct, no frills and all that crap. It is ideally suited my style of music (blues, rock and roll 60's, just like phone, bb brown).

I play with a Vox AC-15 amplifier and void <p class="bbcode-offtopic"> Off topic: <span>(not used).</span>

The sounds are achieved standards, is exactly that I seek is sharp, while having a fat ... Perfect for me to play.

This scraper has a typical and then the trs for some pieces I use my Start because of both the Melody Maker is not appropriate some styles


I use it for 6 months, and I can not get enough and I want more

I love the price, the vintage look trs, the sound ...

Before purchasing this MODEL, I try a lot of guitars like Airline, Tine-Line Telecaster, Epiphone (various) ... . I hesitated a long time with a team of a Telecaster P-90 with its huge, but the price to be decided (my memory more than 700euros for the Telecaster)

The report is excellent qualitprix

I remake that choice without hesitate

My guitarist uses an Epiphone Sheraton and the Sheraton-couple Melody Maker is an evil ...

Froideval's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson Melody Maker
Everything t said ...


Channel super enjoyable and trs Most recent internship boxes are enjoyable and wide! A real pleasure to play in the treble!
A gtr lgre well ergonomically.
Sound: I love the look trs dry trsractif! a good slap (even the strings).

Despite the only micro ago possibility to do a lot of modulations via the two knobs (volume and tone).

For those who love the gtr is the gross up for those who love the guitar whose finish, paint and everything is impeccable go your way. The GTR is a board with six strings with a minimum finish .... but the sound is super gnial (mo got).

The look is vintage (mine is sunburst). I love it!


I just receive it ... not yet in jou chat group ... sr but am only a ring around with an amplification worthy of the name.


Purchased on the site DLIR Woodbrass price of 277 euros (I live in Switzerland).
So +

- Look, Sounds, price!

- Can be finishing overall gross rev ... I was fine with me!

For that price the gtr have a good, sounding and called Gibson ... that you ask for ...

Gibson Will it produce long??

Just to say ... I rarely read on the net result of this gtr musicians ...

APRS qques time ... I would say that this scraper is great but the wraparound bridge is shit ... (Personal opinion). Indeed it does not rgler the accuracy of each string. For my part I have the strings of the R and not that sound just trs (despite a round nickel). So the higher up on the stick and trs and more logically the "injustesse" is heard ... So I'm looking for a solution because I hate (as many) ring true ... Only weak point found for the time. For the rest it's up!

Devotion's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson Melody Maker
Made in America.
Body Species: Mahogany
Species: Mahogany
Profile: Rounded
Neck Joint Location: 16

Species: Rosewood
Scale Length: 243 / 4 "
Number of Frets: 22
Nut Width: 1695 "
Inlays: Dot

Plating Finish: Chrome
Tailpiece: Wraparound
Knobs: Black Top Hat
Tuners: Vintage White Button

Pickups: Single Coil
Controls: One volume, One tone

Round and round quite thick but still very comfortable. Clearly this is not a highway solo. It does not have the finesse rather than a LP Standard. But nice round anyway.
The microphone is a single coil. It is powerful and play with the tone can go from snapping sounds typical telecaster in a round and warm as we like at Gibson. The microphone is really surprising is really good news! You will not be disappointed.


Channel pleasant
Access to the top is not sharp. It is not made for that. This is primarily a rhythm guitar ^ I think I am if you can make good solos on it, of course, but if you do it and if you are looking for a motorway for your games, go your way.
The ultra light weight .. ca change my LP standard.
The sound is produced immediately ...


The sound is awesome!
Both snapping, biting, aggressive, round, hot ... the single coil Works Wonders. The saturated sound tears vraimnt and clear sound is magnificent ... a real favorite. The guitar is fairly versatile little quue one remains between the blues-pop-rock-funk-reggae-etc ... hardrock
The volume of tone is effective and can play on the nuances.

Here is a link to my site for audio clips


I use it for a week. I had one before that ç Gibson LP Standard 1992. I played it for 10 years .. Well, slowly the ringtone maker makes me forget.
It is a real favorite.
The value is unbeatable. I do not understand that there have no longer the owner of this instrument. Why buy an Epiphone or other Chinese, Mexican? While at the same price you have a Gibson United States. Warning, this is not a low-end Gibson. The materials are good ... gasoline and knowledge are there. And this is obvious when you look at the instrument in detail. It's professional.
The key is there but the guitar is reduced to simple machine. So that's another state of mind ... sound and just the sound. (Can still look awesome)

Update: It's been over a month that I have .. and I still love it as much. You can do anything with it .. well almost ..