Gibson LP Melody Maker, made in USA 2014, satin charcoal finish. Gibson have messed around with their MM models, and this (short-lived) 120th anniversary example has got to be one of the best ones they've done! Two P-90s, super thin matte nitro finish, light body... it's such a winner. It's very light and comfortable to play, the body contours and thinner profile will feel familiar to Fender players. Tone-wise, this delivers: big screaming mids, articulate highs, heaps of natural body and warmth... the P90s plus nitro finish combo really gives the sound a lively, responsive feel. The satin finish is wearing in nicely, the dark grey is a nice classy alternative to the ubiquitous black LP. This is a very satisfying little number!
Model: Gibson Les Paul Melody Maker
Made: USA, 2014 (serial 140030448)
Finish: charcoal, matte nitrocellulose
Body: mahogany, total guitar weight approx 3.2kg
Neck: mahogany, rosewood board
Pickups: original Gibson P-90s
Case: basic non-original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The nitro finish wears pretty quickly, so there's a bunch of surface-deep scratches around the body. There's also some rub-wear below the strings and on the top shoulder from contact; it's worn to a glossy finish in those spots. There's some wear around the edge of the horns where the corner of the wood is peaking through slightly, and on the back of the headstock you can see some joins more obviously than you might like, the wood must've swollen and contracted a little. Really nothing major at all. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have a little wear, nothing dramatic, 8/10. No headstock breaks. Super playable tone machine with heaps of style!