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Product Description

Sold originally in 1959 as a student guitar, the Melody Maker’s unique feel and sound quickly found its way into the hands of young beginners and professional musicians. The single coil pickup design gave a special tone to the Mahogany body and neck.

We offer our Melody Maker replacement pickup in three ways: traditional single coil, P90, and humbucker.

The single coil is a duplicate of the original wind and sound that hasn’t been heard since the originals. The P90 gives a robust and burly punch and the humbucker lets you dive into higher gain with more attack.


DC Resistance: 10.5k

Application: Gibson Melody Maker with single coil




We are passionate about quality so we ask for your patience while we craft your pickup. Depending on the nature of your order, it may take up to 6-8 weeks for delivery. 

Melody Maker Humbucker

PAF tone in a single coil size for your Melody Maker.

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  1. Buy This Now 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Jun 2019

    1960's Melody Makers are about the only way left to get your hands on a vintage Gibson at an affordable price. But, make no mistake about it - original Melody Maker pickups are shit. Beer can tone, trebly garbage.

    The wood and build quality of these instruments are comparable to everything else in the Gibson line - in short, excellent. Putting in a humbucker that looks absolutely authentic and requires no routing is pure Seymour Duncan genius.

    This axe now sounds as it should, like a Les Paul Jr. Amazing.


  2. Not for Modern MM 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Dec 2017

    Besides the low output from this pickup, it doesn't fit a modern Melody Maker guitar pick guard. Not in the description.
    Did not include wiring diagram for two-post connection.

  3. Seymour Duncan 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Nov 2017

    After reading about Seymour Duncan, people he has studied from, parts he uses,how many different tones he has documented? and re create. I did not know...I will be eventually voicing everything like pearly...thank you dt

  4. Replaced muddy-sounding original single coil on 64 Gibson Melody Maker 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Nov 2016

    I have a 1964 Gibson Melody Maker that I've owned since the 1970s. Back then, I had a Gibson humbucker put on and the single coil moved to the neck. The single coil was noisy and was only useful for very clean passages. A little crunch and volume and it was like a dull roar, no differentiation, no clarity.

    The Seymour Duncan was pretty much a slide-in replacement for the original, but is a much hotter pickup. It has beautiful clean tones, but really seems to growl as the volume grows. It can also hold its own in combination with the 70s Gibson pickup. Of course, the mains noise is no longer an issue.

    Thanks Seymour Duncan, the Melody Maker is back in the rotation again!

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