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Melody Maker pickup?
Old 15th December 2010
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Melody Maker pickup?

I have a '62 Melody Maker (double cutaway, sunburst, double pickup). All original, except that I put on a better tailpiece. Simple question: can someone tell me what those wonderful, single coil pickups are?

Cheers,

Otto
Old 15th December 2010
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The pickups from the 50s and 60s models were manufactured by or specifically for Gibson. I've never heard them called anything other than a "Melody Maker Single Coil". I don't believe they were given a number like the P-90. I know that before the installation of the P-90 Gibson was using the "Charlie Christian" pick up system (until roughly 1940) and the "McCarty" pickup system in the arch tops (until 1970 maybe 71) but I've never heard another name for the Melody Maker Single Coil. Good luck and great guitar by the way!
Old 16th December 2010
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Originally Posted by skylab View Post
The pickups from the 50s and 60s models were manufactured by or specifically for Gibson. I've never heard them called anything other than a "Melody Maker Single Coil".
Thanks! I've never heard them called anything else or given a number, so that makes sense. I'll just continue to enjoy... it's my favorite guitar.

Cheers,

Otto
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