The Gibson Melody Maker SG, Satin Ebony Electric Guitar is designed for the tonal demands of the second decade of the 21st century and has everything you need to rock, with none of the superfluous extras that get in the way.
The Gibson Melody Maker SG is crafted in the image of a classic Gibson SG with a gorgeous nitrocellulose finish. Featuring select tonewoods, a genuine Gibson USA humbucking pickup, set-in neck, 24 3/4" scale length and 1 11/16" width at the nut.
A body crafted from solid maple gives the Melody Maker SG outstanding clarity and sustain, and helps it retain sharp note definition even through a heavily cranked amp. The guitar's glued-in neck is crafted from solid quarter-sawn mahogany for superior strength and resonance, and carved to a superbly fast yet comfortable "Melody Maker profile" that measures .835" at the 1st fret and .930" at the 12th.
In a contemporary departure from the norm, the neck of the Gibson Melody Maker SG carries a fingerboard made from torrified maple, a heat-treated form of maple that has the rich brown look of rosewood but is superior in strength and durability, and totally sustainable besides.
To give this guitar a punch equal to its heritage, Gibson USA loads the Melody Maker SG with one of its most versatile pickups. The single 491T humbucker in the bridge position is crafted in the image of Gibson's acclaimed PAF ("Patent Applied For") humbucker of the late '50s, but updated with a ceramic magnet for great power, clarity and sustain, and routed through a single volume control to keep it all simple.
Since 1959 the Melody Maker series has brought full and uncompromised Gibson quality and tone to top-grade electric guitars priced for the student, novice, or the pro on a budget.
Rendered in the shape of the original SG of the 1960s, a rock icon in itself, the Melody Maker SG has killer looks, tone, and playability. An incredible package for the player who wants a slice of full-bore Gibson USA quality at a stripped-down price.
Gibson Melody Maker SG main features:
- Solid Maple body
- Satin Ebony finish
- Unique "Melody Maker" neck profile
- Torrified Maple fingerboard with dot inlays
- Frets: 22, Radius 12"
- Width at Nut/E.O.B: 1.695"/2.260"
- Chrome Hardware
- 491T Ceramic Humbucker
- Single volume control
- Vintage Kluson-style tuners with white buttons
- Nut: Corian, Width 1.695, Slots by Gibson PLEK System
- Gibson Gig Bag included