#1
Hi there,

a mate of mine has a (mid 90s he thinks) Gibson that looks a bit like a LP special with a Fender type trem and 2 single coil pups.
It needs a fair bit of TLC but he's hoping to sell it to someone who is willing to give it some...

Any idea what it is? I've not seen one before...
Here are some pics:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/24228267/MONs%20Guitar/CIMG9113.JPG
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/24228267/MONs%20Guitar/CIMG9115.JPG
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/24228267/MONs%20Guitar/CIMG9116.JPG
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/24228267/MONs%20Guitar/CIMG9117.JPG
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/24228267/MONs%20Guitar/CIMG9119.JPG
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/24228267/MONs%20Guitar/CIMG9120.JPG

Thanks in advance for any chatter...

MrB
#2
gibbo neck, no doubting that, but the body doesn't look like anything gibson to me!

if the serial number is what i think it is/read it as = 94087853

gutiardateproject has this info on it:

Guitar Info
Your guitar was made at the
Nashville Plant, TN, USA
, 1994
Production Number: 087853


Gibson: Nashville
Gibson’s Nashville plant was opened in Tennessee 1974. All electric models and some acoustic models currently made at this factory. This facility has an average production rate of 220 guitars a day. Each guitar is built by hand and takes about 4 to 6 weeks to complete. Note: Most hollow and semi-hallow body guitars are made at a separate plant in Memphis Tennessee. This facility has an average production rate of 40 guitars a day.


sorry i couldn't be more help
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#3
Thats a mid-1990's Gibson Melody Maker. That specific model is the "All American" model which was discontinued in 1998. It looks pretty rough.

Someone routed a cavity for a neck pickup as that model didn't come with a neck pickup. A dead give away is the lack of another pair of tone and volume controls. Also that bridge is not original, it was routed in.

I would estimate it to be worth approx. $275 give or take. If it were in better shape and original, you may have been able to squeeze another $75 out of it, but other than that its a less desirable beat up guitar. Still nice, but beat.

Would be a very fun project guitar.
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Last edited by IdntNedUrCvlWar at Feb 7, 2012,
#4
A-ha!

brilliant work - thanks!
Looks like this one was meant to have a neck pickup and that sort of bridge...

Good ol Scott Grove demonstrates!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_3r6nYD1B4

cheers

MrB

Quote by IdntNedUrCvlWar
Thats a mid-1990's Gibson Melody Maker. That specific model is the "All American" model which was discontinued in 1998. It looks pretty rough.

Someone routed a cavity for a neck pickup as that model didn't come with a neck pickup. A dead give away is the lack of another pair of tone and volume controls. Also that bridge is not original, it was routed in.

I would estimate it to be worth approx. $275 give or take. If it were in better shape and original, you may have been able to squeeze another $75 out of it, but other than that its a less desirable beat up guitar. Still nice, but beat.

Would be a very fun project guitar.
#5
well then the name of it is called

"Gibson All American G-II"

xD
Belief is a beautiful armour but makes for the heaviest sword.
#6
Interesting stuff...
So, if my friend were to do this up a little.. I wonder what pickup would be suitable for the neck? I read this guitar has 2 Gibson NSX pickups - had a look at specs that I could find (basically for the middle pickup of a Nighthawk) and that says 6.60k... Or should he just swap out the pair?