Michael Clifford is the lead guitarist in worldwide pop-rock Phenoms 5 Seconds of Summer. Hailing from Australia the band found fame through Youtube playing acoustic covers and have since gone on to conquer the world with three studio albums. The Michael Clifford signature Melody Maker is a homage to the Joan Jett Melody Maker.
The Swamp Thing
The body of the Michael Clifford signature is made from Swamp Ash, Swamp ash is a light very resonant tonewood providing a slightly bright timbre. The grain is also quite distinctive with flared lines. The body sports the melody makers double-cutaway giving the guitar a punky fresh vibe.
The neck is made from hard maple which is a tough rigid wood ideal for rugged guitars. The maple neck has a rounded profile with a 12" radius. The rounded profile is superbly comfortable and the flatter radius fretboard is ideal for those looking to play rhythm or lead. The bent notes will not choke like on more rounded necks and barre chords are a breeze to play.
The Fretboard is made from Richlite an environmentally friendly man-made material that looks and feels very similar to Ebony but without the impact to the ecosystems that conventional woods come from. The fretboard has Acrylic inlays in red x like or Michael Clifford's previous guitars.
The Michael Clifford Signature is fitted with a Burstbucker 3 humbucker. Voiced similar to a PAF it has a distinctive growl ideal for power chords but can be split to a brighter single coil with the push/pull coil tapped volume pot. The guitar is fitted with a kill switch to create that staccato sonic landscape or quickly kill the sound from the humbucker. There is a tone pot and the headstock is fitted with mini grovers for the highest level of tuning stability and accuracy.
The Michael Clifford Signature Melody maker is an alternative rock guitar in every respect. Built for pace and power, the Swamp Ash keeps the guitar light while keeping the tone aggressive and bright. The neck is insanely playable and the coil tap takes the single humbucker to new tonal levels. This is a fabulous guitar whether you are 5 seconds of summer fan or not. It has a specific vibe that will inspire the next generation of pop-rock riffs.
Manufacturer Gibson Model Name Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker Body Material Swamp Ash Finish Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Material Maple Neck Profile Rounded w/ SP3 Peghead Scale Length 24.75" / 62.865cm Fingerboard Material Richlite Fingerboard Radius 12" / 304.8mm Number of Frets 22 Frets Medium Jumbo Nut Material Graph Tech Nut Width 1.695" / 43.053mm End-of-Board Width 2.26" / 57.404mm Inlays Acrylic Red X's Hardware Finish Black Chrome Bridge Tune-O-Matic Tailpiece Stop Bar Tuners Mini-Grover Kidneys Pick Guard Black Control Knobs Black Top Hats with Red #s Switch Tip Black Chrome Jack Plate Rim Barrel Jack Bridge Pickup Burst Bucker 3 Controls 1 Volume (Push/Pull for Coil Split), 1 Tone & Kill Switch Toggle Case Hard Shell Case Included Accessories Includes Gibson Accessory Kit
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