2011 Gibson Melody Maker Les Paul | P-90 Swap, Custom Pickguard, Satin White, Well Worn
Here's a 2011 Gibson Melody Maker Les Paul finished in Satin White that has been put through the ringer without apology. It does play fantastic and sounds equally fantastic. This guitar has a great overall look and shows it battle scars. The original humbucker pickup was replaced by the previous owner with a a dog ear P-90 and hacked up the top half of the original pickguard to do so. I have replaced the original pickguard with a one-off duplication made specifically for this using my personal favorite pickguard materal - Bakelite. Perfect fit and it looks great.
Great for a raw and gritty sound but not terribly versatile due to the single pickup and lack of tone control. Sounds absolutely fantastic through a small tube amplifier.