In a move that’s bound to make starving artists the world over smile, Gibson has announced the re-release of their classic, low-cost Melody Maker guitar––for a street pricing hovering around just $350.
The guitar, which is a recreation of the late ’50s Melody Maker (originally intended as a student model instrument,) will feature a special-design singlecoil pickup housed in a period-correct pickguard, a slim/light mahogany body, rounded neck profile, and a vintage-style wraparound tailpiece.
Amazingly for this price range, the guitar is actually built in Nashville, TN––yep, an American-Made Gibson for less than $400.
Other features will include a mahogany neck (24 3/4“ scale length,) rosewood fretboard with 22 frets, dot inlays, blak ”top hat“ knobs, vintage ”white button“ tuning machines, and single volume & tone controls. The Melody Maker will be available in Vintage Sunburst, Ebony, and White satin finishes.
Gibson has also posted a short video introduction and demo of the Melody Maker which is definitely worth a look if you’re in the market for a low-cost Gibson––check it out.