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 six weeks for delivery.
Posted by TJ 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!