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GIBSON JONAS BROTHERS MELODY MAKER

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GIBSON JONAS BROTHERS MELODY MAKER

To celebrate the success of Jonas Brothers, Gibson USA has created this special Jonas Brothers Melody Maker, a guitar designed in the image of the original single—cutaway Melody Maker of 1959/’60, but with popular upgrades to solidify its status as a genuine tone machine. For several years, players in the know have turned to the Melody Maker as an accessible piece of genuine Gibson tonal splendor, and added their own slight modifications to turn this entry—level guitar into a true rock monster.

To a thin and lightweight yet extremely resonant mahogany body like Gibson’s original "student" model and the Melody Maker’s simplified hardware and control layout, the Jonas Brothers Melody Maker adds a traditional full—size headstock for increased resonance and strength, and the addition of a second P—90 single—coil pickup, as originally carried on the Melody Maker’s big brother, the Les Paul Special, along with other upgrades. To make it all stand out in pure Jonas Brothers style, all three brothers have hand—signed the pickguard and their trademark "JB" shield graphic adorns the front of the Satin White—finished body.

Body and Finish

The Jonas Brothers Melody Maker reveals its pedigree right out of the box, with a solid—mahogany body that offers all the depth and sweetness of this legendary tonewood. It is crafted in the image of the Les Paul Junior and Special of the ’50s, but with the slightly thinner dimensions of the original Melody Maker, and decorated in a Satin White finish with custom "JB" shield graphic.

Neck, Headstock and Fingerboard

The Jonas Brothers Melody Maker reveals its pedigree right out of the box, with a solid—mahogany body that offers all the depth and sweetness of this legendary tonewood. It is crafted in the image of the Les Paul Junior and Special of the ’50s, but with the slightly thinner dimensions of the original Melody Maker, and decorated in a Satin White finish with custom "JB" shield graphic.

Pickups and Electronics

The Jonas Brothers Melody Maker carries two of Gibson’s legendary P—90 "Soapbar" single—coil pickups, as originally seen on the Les Paul Junior and Special, and even the acclaimed "Goldtop" of the early ’50s. These are routed through a simple array of master volume and tone control and three—way toggle switch, for a no—nonsense performance with rock—solid power.

Hardware

The hardware set on the Jonas Brothers Melody Maker echoes the simplicity of the original Melody Maker, as well as that of other classic no—nonsense Gibsons like the Les Paul Junior and Special. A stud—mounted wraparound bridge/tailpiece anchors things at the body end, while a set of vintage white button tuners ensure precise and efficient tuning.

Features

Body

  • Body Type Double Cutaway
  • Species Mahogany
  • Top Jonas Brothers Shield Logo silkscreen

Neck

  • Species Mahogany
  • Profile Melody Maker SlimTaper™ profile
  • Truss Rod Traditional Adjustable
  • Adhesive Franklin Titebond 50

Neck Fit

  • Joint Mortise & Tenon
  • Adhesive Franklin Titebond 50
  • Joint Angle Tolerance +/- .005"

Fingerboard

  • Species Ebony
  • Frets 22
  • Radius 12"
  • Nut/E.O.B 1.695"/2.260"
  • Inlays Acrylic Dot

Nut

  • Material Corian
  • Width 1.695
  • Slots Gibson PLEK System

Headstock

  • Type Les Paul
  • Logo Gold "Gibson" Logo silkscreen
  • Truss Rod Cover Black and White Antique Bell
  • Angle 17 Degrees

Tuners

  • Model Vintage Tuners with White Buttons
  • Plating Chrome
  • Tuning Ratio 14:1

Bridge

  • Type Wrap-around
  • Material Zamak
  • Plating Chrome

Hardware

  • Knobs Black Top Hats
  • Pickguard Black plastic with Jonas Brothers signatures
  • Strap Buttons Aluminum
  • Strings .010 - .046, Genuine Gibson strings

Pickups

  • Neck Position P-90 “Soapbar” single-coil
  • Bridge Position P-90 “Soapbar” single-coil

Electronics

  • Potentiometers 1 Volume Control, 1 Tone Control
  • Type 300k Linear Volume, 500k Non-linear Tone
  • Coil Wiring Machine Wound
  • Toggle Switch Three-way Switchcraft with Black Plastic Tip
  • Output Jack Traditional 1/4"

Finish

  • Color Satin White
  • Sealer Nitrocellulose
  • Process 1-1.5 mils

Reviews on Web

- Youtube

- Musician’s Friend (en)
- Bonedo (de)
- Thomann (de)

Sources

gibson.com

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