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Approx dimensions 17″ long, 13″ wide, 1. Total body length 41″ Neck: One-piece mahogany, unbound, set to the body. The earliest Gibson EB0 basses were characterised by the black bakelite-covered humbucker. The first thing you notice when you pick up this bass is the fat ‘clubby’ neck. Bodies are identical on both of these basses.

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Note the ugly green wear that the all gold models get on the back of the neck. Because of this, many collectors avoid “all gold” Les Pauls. Also note the “trapeze” tailpiece used on and early Les Pauls. The and early goldtop models are fairly useless as a player because of a shallow neckset, and a badly designed trapeze tailpiece they have some collector appeal though, as Gibson’s first Les Paul generation.

The trapeze tailpiece had two problems:

Another resource for IDing and dating guitars is Gibson’s computer database, which catalogues scores of serial numbers from on through the present. “It doesn’t always date the guitar,” says Davidson.

I would like a pick guard and the metal arm that attaches the pickguard to the body. This is for a Gibson ES I’m looking for a scratch plate for a guild S with all the electrics still on it. I am looking for a wooden bridge for my 60s Airline Jack White style. Any help would be appreciated. Hey there Janne – me too. Actually, I’ve resolved that I cannot locate an original and have set about to fabricating my own.

1962 Gibson EB-0 bass

Here it is in “Iced Tea. With all the fat, sweet, snarling Les Paul tone that purists love, the new Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Pro II sports a mahogany body with a thick maple cap for the perfect blend of warmth and clarity. The top is finished in high-gloss lacquer, while the back, sides, and neck have a smooth satin finish that feels great and lets the wood resonate fully. Period-Correct Pickguard The creme-colored pickguard has been a Les Paul staple dating back to the models of the late s and the early s.

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Sep 6, SOLD! Up for grabs is a Epiphone Olympic. This guitar was manufactured by Gibson alongside the Melody Maker and it is identical except for the following differences: If you’re looking for a collectors guitar, this is not it. This guitar sustained a headstock break at some point in its life. The repair doesn’t look pretty, however its a very solid. The face of the headstock was touched-up and oversprayed.

The letter “E” in the Epiphone logo was touched up were the crack passed through it, but otherwise the silkscreen is original. The finish on the backside of the headstock was not oversprayed nor touched up. All parts are original except for the knobs, strap buttons, and the bridge which is a MojoAxe compensated wraparound. The pots date to the 2nd and 3rd week of The frets are original and are in excellent condition. The neck is straight and has a comfortable ‘s profile, measuring.

1959 Gibson Melody Maker and ’53 J50 pics. Any thoughts..

But, with more than 75 years of shipping records in the Gibson books, and dozens of variations on numerical schemes used over the years, serial numbers sometimes do little to shed light on the origin of a mysterious Gibson. With vintage Gibsons selling at auction for as much as half a million dollars, Davidson will sometimes roll up his sleeves and poke around in the ledgers, but only as time allows. The earliest volumes contain hundreds of yellowed pages covered front and back with rows of handwritten numbers.

It can take Davidson several hours to locate a specific serial number, if he can find it at all. Even then, there may be four other guitars—of all different models—with the same number sequence. Serial numbers can pull up multiple guitars from multiple years.

Gibson Electric Guitar anbd Bass Serial Number Date Code Information. Serial numbers show approximate date of manufacture. For all dates, you will need to look at the construction technique and components used to get a more precise date of manufacture.

The Custom is the guitar he is generally associated with. Since his death, Gibson has discontinued all Chet Atkins models and Gretsch has resumed the manufacturing and distribution of the Chet Atkins line. Beck told an interviewer: Bloomfield eventually lost the guitar in Canada; Wolkin and Keenom’s biography revealed a club owner kept the guitar as partial compensation after Bloomfield cut short a round of appearances. Its whereabouts today are unknown. His main guitar was a late s non-reverse Firebird.

Brian Carroll uses several Les Pauls custom-made by Gibson which feature oversized bodies, fret necks, dimarzio pickups and his trademark kill switch. They are usually all white. He is also known to own a modified Les Paul custom in alpine white with gold hardware.

Gibson PU380 ‘Melody Maker’ pickup

Click through for 20 photos and fun facts. Her father was an insurance salesman, her mother a secretary. The family moved to Maryland and then to Los Angeles, where her parents divorced. That’s when Joan decided to take her mother’s much cooler maiden name, Jett.

Gibson vintage melody makers, dating from the s through the early s have cutaway body styles, with shapes of single slabs while the mids brought a revision to the body layout, with a double cutaway and addition of prominent horns.

If you’re not familiar with my site, it’s simple, and you’ll love it or hate it: It’s not a fancy site but it remains unchanged since ’98 and I firmly believe, “if it ain’t broke – don’t fix it. Just click on any underlined text and it should open a picture; if you move your cursor over the pic and there’s a magnifying glass displayed instead of your cursor, click the pic and it will expand it to larger size.

Nearly mint — great guitar. After release of the first Performing Artist Series last year, Martin added the “4” models in , consisting of dreadnought, orchestra, and grand performance models. The GPCPA4 shares characteristics from the big rich sound of the Dreadnought and the clarity of the Orchestra model and combines them for a sonic signature of its own. The Performing Artist Series feature a more parallel neck profile with a slimmer taper at the 12th fret, giving the guitar comfortable width in the first few frets plus a faster feel for lead-work up the neck.

The new smaller bridge design reduces mass and increases the soundboard’s tonal response. This is an excellent sounding acoustic, with a very round tone and good projection. Plugged in the tone is more natural than most other saddle transducers I’ve used and while the EQ’ing is limited, the mid-scoop design can change the character of the tone very distinctly, from tones similar to a dreadnought, jumbo, or even a parlor size. Here’s a great performance demo link. For full specs, visit Martin’s site here.

Other than a strap stain that has seeped into the wood, this guitar is pretty much flawless. The SPC actually performs like a mid-boost and makes single coils sound very fat, like humbuckers, while the EXG conversely scoops the mids and boosts the bass and treble frequencies.

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We sometimes get requests to verify the authenticity of Lollar pickups, whether its a set that pops up on eBay, or a used guitar that is said to be stocked with our stuff. Sometime in or we standardized how our pickups were marked, and it is still done the same today. The only way to know for sure that you have a genuine Lollar pickup is to check the bottom and look for the proper markings. We label them in a few different ways, from humbuckers to Strats… there are certain things to look for to insure authenticity.

The Gibson Melody Maker is an electric guitar made by Gibson Guitar Corporation. It has had many body shape variations since its conception in It has had many body shape variations since its conception in .

I’m just someone who likes to make music. I hack away at it; I have since I was 14, back when the Beatles were still new. Still, I enjoy playing, and perhaps learning even more. So this is a page for amateurs like me. I had sold my last guitar a few years back in order to focus on other things the shakuhachi, for one. Last Spring, Susan gave me a beautiful blue Takamine C. Wonderful guitar with excellent sound. Blue because of my affinity for Wallace Stevens’ famous poem.

I later bought an electric guitar, an American-made Stratocaster clone. Plus I started playing harmonica again see my harmonica review pages. Towards the end of winter ’08, I decided to add ukulele to my practice.

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Today, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts release their 10th studio album, Unvarnished. In celebration, I have penned this love letter to Joan for providing us with glorious inspiration since she first strummed a powerchord with the Runaways in Kristen Stewart was a lip-biting, blank-faced actress whose biggest claim to fame was starring as the wishy-washy perpetual victim Bella Swan in the Twilight movies.

That was a thing. Thank you, Joan Jett.

Gibson Vintage Guitar General Info, Specs, and Serial Numbers. Gibson vintage guitars history and collecting. Private vintage guitar collector. Only the Les Paul Junior and Special (and later Melody Maker) continue to use the previous wraparound stud tailpiece. Stud wraparound tailpiece unit (as used only on the lower-end models like.

If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat reader, download it here. Corrections and additions to this section will be made as necessary. This should be an 8 digit number that can be dated by the 1st and 2nd digits as follows: Prior to when the Kalamazoo, MI factory was closed, the numbers indicated Kalamazoo production. Ranking numbers continued to indicate Nashville production through Ranking numbers for Bozeman start each day at and the electrics may start as low as the s. The sixth number is now a batch number- batch 0 starts at the beginning of the day, and once we stamp , the batch number will change to 1.

The first 5 numbers remain the same, the last 3 numbers will remain the same. The only difference is the addition of this batch indicator.

I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll: Joan Jett’s Life in Photos

Top l to r: No wonder Chris was sanguine about allowing daughter Trixie to scrawl all over his Danelectro! But then, in , two additional models were introduced: To make it even more affordable, it had only a single dog-eared P pickup rather than the two soapbar-covered single-coils of the original and the Custom. For more info about and photos of the SG, see here. Gibson SG Photo Credit:

dating gibson guitars by reference of serial numbers Gibson has used various methods of numbering from , so it is not simply based on the serial number to identify the year of manufacture.. From to , Gibson instruments have a serial number or a FON (Factory Order Number) or both.

The body is made of highly flamed maple, absolutely gorgeous. And most of all, there is a detail we have never encountered on a Country Club: The sound post connects top and back, giving the guitar a greater rigidity, to avoid feedback problems when played really loud. No heavy dings, no heavy wear. The binding deterioration, so common on ’60 Gretsches, was becoming a real problem on the guitar’s body, since it just could not be stopped in any way. So, instead of keeping on touching it up by replacing the damaged pieces one at a time, we have chosen to ask our luthier Salvatore Mancuso to complety restore it.

The restoration job is just perfect, since Mancuso has used exactly the same material, dimentions and colour of the original binding. More rare details make of this guitar a true “collector’s item”: Rare and interesting indeed! All in all, an exceptional guitar, rare and beautiful, with the same sound and circuitry of period’s s, but with an unique look and personality, with a great natural blond finish and a fantastic flamed maple body.

Introduced inl as the budget model in the Chet Atkins line, the Tennessean mod.

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Previous Next Index Runaway success story Still drawing crowds after 30 years, Joan Jett says all a budding rock guitarist needs is a love of rock’n’roll and a guitar that stays in tune The Observer , Sunday 11 May My parents bought me a Silvertone electric guitar for Christmas when I was 13 years old. I was pretty impressed that they got it for me, and spent all Christmas morning making nothing but noise. I remember my dad saying, “Stop with the racket!

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Perhaps to attract young guitarists to this style of guitar, in Gibson again redesigned the Melody Maker with the SG style of body. The scratchplate colour changed to white. So did the pickup covers. The twin pickup version was the Melody Maker D, for double pickup. The older model Melody Makers were only produced in dark sunburst finishes.

In , the standard finish was cherry.

Best Value in a Used Gibson: 2003-2006 Les Paul Melody Maker

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