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Did MF and GC look these over when blowing out Gibsons?...

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  • Did MF and GC look these over when blowing out Gibsons?...



    Gibson Melody Maker Special Electric Guitar



    SamAsh has em for 429.99. The look is a bit odd to me, but I am thinking about getting GC and MF to price match it. They are currently about $700 there! Anyone play these yet?
    <div class="signaturecontainer"><b><u>Guitars:</u></b> Harmony H45, Epiphone Dot Deluxe, Fender Mustang, Gibson MM Special, Gibson B25, Teisco Mayqueen<br />
    <b><u>Amps:</u></b> Vox AC4, Vox AC15, Harmony H205, Silvertone 1430, Gibson G10</div>

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    I have one in satin yellow-very hard to beat at that price. The BM board adds a little sparkle or snap to the sound, and the thin body contributes to the overall brightness compared to a LP junior, PRS SE Soapbar, etc, but those aren't necessarily bad things...just things to consider.



    I doubt you'll be disappointed if you decide to pull the trigger...
    .<p><img border="0" align="center" alt="blown away gif" src="/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/6289iEEAF33ECECD246E7/image-size/original?v=mpbl-1&amp;px=-1" title="blown away gif"></p>

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    • #3
      I have one in satin yellow-very hard to beat at that price. The BM board adds a little sparkle or snap to the sound, and the thin body contributes to the overall brightness compared to a LP junior, PRS SE Soapbar, etc, but those aren't necessarily bad things...just things to consider.



      I doubt you'll be disappointed if you decide to pull the trigger...
      .<p><img border="0" align="center" alt="blown away gif" src="/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/6289iEEAF33ECECD246E7/image-size/original?v=mpbl-1&amp;px=-1" title="blown away gif"></p>

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      • #4






        Quote Originally Posted by bjcarl
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        I have one in satin yellow-very hard to beat at that price. The BM board adds a little sparkle or snap to the sound, and the thin body contributes to the overall brightness compared to a LP junior, PRS SE Soapbar, etc, but those aren't necessarily bad things...just things to consider.



        I doubt you'll be disappointed if you decide to pull the trigger...




        I've found the PRS SE to be pretty dull and subdued compared to the P90s I am used to.
        <div class="signaturecontainer"><a href="mailto:tlbonehead@yahoo.com">tlbonehead@yaho o.com</a><br />
        <a href="http://www.myspace.com/tbone_tommy" target="_blank">www.myspace.com/tbone_tommy</a><br />
        -For Sale: <br />
        -set of GFS Dream 90s- gold and black pearl- $40 shipped in the cont. US<br />
        -(2) Celestion G12M-70 16 ohm guitar speakers in good condition $40 ea. + shipping.<br />
        - Vox VT15 Valvetronix very clean - $85 + shipping<br />
        - Hughes Kettner Edition Tube 20 (the early Voxy sounding one) Sounds &amp; looks good. $250 + shipping. <b>SOLD</b><br />
        - Crate Palomino V8 - 10&quot; Celestion - Very clean - on Ebay (sold)</div>

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        • #5






          Quote Originally Posted by bjcarl
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          I have one in satin yellow-very hard to beat at that price. The BM board adds a little sparkle or snap to the sound, and the thin body contributes to the overall brightness compared to a LP junior, PRS SE Soapbar, etc, but those aren't necessarily bad things...just things to consider.



          I doubt you'll be disappointed if you decide to pull the trigger...




          I've found the PRS SE to be pretty dull and subdued compared to the P90s I am used to.
          <div class="signaturecontainer"><a href="mailto:tlbonehead@yahoo.com">tlbonehead@yaho o.com</a><br />
          <a href="http://www.myspace.com/tbone_tommy" target="_blank">www.myspace.com/tbone_tommy</a><br />
          -For Sale: <br />
          -set of GFS Dream 90s- gold and black pearl- $40 shipped in the cont. US<br />
          -(2) Celestion G12M-70 16 ohm guitar speakers in good condition $40 ea. + shipping.<br />
          - Vox VT15 Valvetronix very clean - $85 + shipping<br />
          - Hughes Kettner Edition Tube 20 (the early Voxy sounding one) Sounds &amp; looks good. $250 + shipping. <b>SOLD</b><br />
          - Crate Palomino V8 - 10&quot; Celestion - Very clean - on Ebay (sold)</div>

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          • #6






            Quote Originally Posted by bjcarl
            View Post

            I have one in satin yellow-very hard to beat at that price. The BM board adds a little sparkle or snap to the sound, and the thin body contributes to the overall brightness compared to a LP junior, PRS SE Soapbar, etc, but those aren't necessarily bad things...just things to consider.



            I doubt you'll be disappointed if you decide to pull the trigger...




            Thanks! I have been looking for an opinion on these. Nice to find someone who got one! I'm just looking for something to fill the p90 gap I have currently. I ordered a NR Firebird, but it will probably come with baked maple unlike rosewood like I was promised. And for what I paid for it, if I want BM, I would rather go cheap. Though, these Melody Maker pickguards with p90s still look odd to me. I'm torn between the yellow or getting the black along with some cream covers.
            <div class="signaturecontainer"><b><u>Guitars:</u></b> Harmony H45, Epiphone Dot Deluxe, Fender Mustang, Gibson MM Special, Gibson B25, Teisco Mayqueen<br />
            <b><u>Amps:</u></b> Vox AC4, Vox AC15, Harmony H205, Silvertone 1430, Gibson G10</div>

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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by bjcarl
              View Post

              I have one in satin yellow-very hard to beat at that price. The BM board adds a little sparkle or snap to the sound, and the thin body contributes to the overall brightness compared to a LP junior, PRS SE Soapbar, etc, but those aren't necessarily bad things...just things to consider.



              I doubt you'll be disappointed if you decide to pull the trigger...




              Thanks! I have been looking for an opinion on these. Nice to find someone who got one! I'm just looking for something to fill the p90 gap I have currently. I ordered a NR Firebird, but it will probably come with baked maple unlike rosewood like I was promised. And for what I paid for it, if I want BM, I would rather go cheap. Though, these Melody Maker pickguards with p90s still look odd to me. I'm torn between the yellow or getting the black along with some cream covers.
              <div class="signaturecontainer"><b><u>Guitars:</u></b> Harmony H45, Epiphone Dot Deluxe, Fender Mustang, Gibson MM Special, Gibson B25, Teisco Mayqueen<br />
              <b><u>Amps:</u></b> Vox AC4, Vox AC15, Harmony H205, Silvertone 1430, Gibson G10</div>

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              • #8






                Quote Originally Posted by bjcarl
                View Post

                I have one in satin yellow-very hard to beat at that price. The BM board adds a little sparkle or snap to the sound, and the thin body contributes to the overall brightness compared to a LP junior, PRS SE Soapbar, etc, but those aren't necessarily bad things...just things to consider.



                I doubt you'll be disappointed if you decide to pull the trigger...




                Do pay attention to those comments though. I own one too, and I like it, but it hasn't become near my number one so far, but then again, I have too many guitars around. But I do like mine and I paid $610 for it before the Sam Ash blow out. I'm happy to have it in the collection, but it is a bit toppy.
                A '57 Classic, MIJ from USA parts.
                HCEG Existentialism: I buy guitars, therefore, I am.
                Well Dick, it's got a good beat, and I could dance to it, so I give it a 10!
                I have opinions of my own,strong opinions but I don't always agree with them.

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                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by bjcarl
                  View Post

                  I have one in satin yellow-very hard to beat at that price. The BM board adds a little sparkle or snap to the sound, and the thin body contributes to the overall brightness compared to a LP junior, PRS SE Soapbar, etc, but those aren't necessarily bad things...just things to consider.



                  I doubt you'll be disappointed if you decide to pull the trigger...




                  Do pay attention to those comments though. I own one too, and I like it, but it hasn't become near my number one so far, but then again, I have too many guitars around. But I do like mine and I paid $610 for it before the Sam Ash blow out. I'm happy to have it in the collection, but it is a bit toppy.
                  A '57 Classic, MIJ from USA parts.
                  HCEG Existentialism: I buy guitars, therefore, I am.
                  Well Dick, it's got a good beat, and I could dance to it, so I give it a 10!
                  I have opinions of my own,strong opinions but I don't always agree with them.

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                  • #10
                    I was waiting for GASman to chime in









                    Quote Originally Posted by tlbonehead
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                    I've found the PRS SE to be pretty dull and subdued compared to the P90s I am used to.




                    I'd say muddy, inarticulate and uninspiring. But sounds like we agree
                    .<p><img border="0" align="center" alt="blown away gif" src="/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/6289iEEAF33ECECD246E7/image-size/original?v=mpbl-1&amp;px=-1" title="blown away gif"></p>

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                    • #11
                      I was waiting for GASman to chime in









                      Quote Originally Posted by tlbonehead
                      View Post

                      I've found the PRS SE to be pretty dull and subdued compared to the P90s I am used to.




                      I'd say muddy, inarticulate and uninspiring. But sounds like we agree
                      .<p><img border="0" align="center" alt="blown away gif" src="/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/6289iEEAF33ECECD246E7/image-size/original?v=mpbl-1&amp;px=-1" title="blown away gif"></p>

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                      • #12
                        With the M123 123% PM guarantee, the price on these comes to $368. That's a pretty good deal, but if you can afford the extra $130, I'd just spring for the LP Junior Special with P90s. It's a LOT of guitar for $499!
                        <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="2">Since Dylan went electric, man things just ain't been the same; now DJs are making records, could you please just be ashamed? -- <b>Two Cow Garage</b></font><br />
                        <br />
                        Yes, I can actually play: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/falstaff.music?sk=app_155326481208883" target="_blank">Falstaff</a></div>

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                        • #13
                          With the M123 123% PM guarantee, the price on these comes to $368. That's a pretty good deal, but if you can afford the extra $130, I'd just spring for the LP Junior Special with P90s. It's a LOT of guitar for $499!
                          <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="2">Since Dylan went electric, man things just ain't been the same; now DJs are making records, could you please just be ashamed? -- <b>Two Cow Garage</b></font><br />
                          <br />
                          Yes, I can actually play: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/falstaff.music?sk=app_155326481208883" target="_blank">Falstaff</a></div>

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                          • #14






                            Quote Originally Posted by Deadbeat Son
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                            With the M123 123% PM guarantee, the price on these comes to $368. That's a pretty good deal, but if you can afford the extra $130, I'd just spring for the LP Junior Special with P90s. It's a LOT of guitar for $499!




                            Yeah... But they are all out of the yellow! And for me, I am just looking for something cheap with P90s to hold me over. The cheaper the better.



                            I'm contemplating trying to go to my GC and ask them to match M123... I did it with my firebird, but they had trouble getting it down a couple hundred bucks... I am sure they will have a heart attack if I ask them to cut the price almost in half.
                            <div class="signaturecontainer"><b><u>Guitars:</u></b> Harmony H45, Epiphone Dot Deluxe, Fender Mustang, Gibson MM Special, Gibson B25, Teisco Mayqueen<br />
                            <b><u>Amps:</u></b> Vox AC4, Vox AC15, Harmony H205, Silvertone 1430, Gibson G10</div>

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                            • #15






                              Quote Originally Posted by Deadbeat Son
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                              With the M123 123% PM guarantee, the price on these comes to $368. That's a pretty good deal, but if you can afford the extra $130, I'd just spring for the LP Junior Special with P90s. It's a LOT of guitar for $499!




                              Yeah... But they are all out of the yellow! And for me, I am just looking for something cheap with P90s to hold me over. The cheaper the better.



                              I'm contemplating trying to go to my GC and ask them to match M123... I did it with my firebird, but they had trouble getting it down a couple hundred bucks... I am sure they will have a heart attack if I ask them to cut the price almost in half.
                              <div class="signaturecontainer"><b><u>Guitars:</u></b> Harmony H45, Epiphone Dot Deluxe, Fender Mustang, Gibson MM Special, Gibson B25, Teisco Mayqueen<br />
                              <b><u>Amps:</u></b> Vox AC4, Vox AC15, Harmony H205, Silvertone 1430, Gibson G10</div>

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