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Old December 13th, 2017, 04:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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gibson melody maker

Hello!
I bought a new old stock melody maker reissue 2007.
Mine was made in 2011 and it is the lp style body,1 single coil pickup,mahogany body.
The fretboard doesn't look rosewood to me.
I guess it is baked maple which is fine by me.
I am posting some pictures.
Do you think it is baked maple?
Any suggestions about pickup height and general setup would help!
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Old December 13th, 2017, 07:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi and welcome. Your best bet is to ask Gibson customer service. I thought the baked maple was a very recent thing. I have a 2014 MM and it has a rosewood board.

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Old December 13th, 2017, 07:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Okay, I just quickly looked into this and found a review where they say that the body is maple, neck is mahogany with torrified maple boards.

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Old December 13th, 2017, 07:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thank you very much for the reply.
The weird thing is that the guitar has all the specifications of the melody maker 2007 reissues except for the baked maple fingerboard and kluson deluxe buttons tuners.
The body is mahogany as far as i can tell.
I emailed gibson as you suggested.
I will post more detailed pictures of the body
it seems to be mahogany but it must be more polished-buffed than usual.
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Old December 13th, 2017, 08:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Some more pictures of the body.
I couldn't get better detail in the pictures.
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Old December 13th, 2017, 12:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ya, the body is mahogany....too porous/grainy to be maple. Here is where I found the specs. Note that it was the first and only place I looked


http://www.musicradar.com/reviews/gu...es-paul-486324
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Old December 13th, 2017, 01:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yes thank you.
Gibson used maple body for these 2011 melody makers with 1 humbucker and just a volume control.
I searched the internet but i couldn't find a similar case with mine.
I'm waiting an answer to my email from Gibson.
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Welcome to Gibson-Talk! That's a beaut, play the heck out of it!
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