Gibson launches signature Melody Maker model for 5SOS’ Michael Clifford

The 5 Seconds Of Summer lead guitarist receives a double-cutaway beauty.

Gibson Michael Clifford Melody Maker

Gibson has unveiled a signature Melody Maker axe for 5 Seconds Of Summer lead guitarist Michael Clifford. Developed during the past 5SOS world tours, this double-cutaway model melds enhanced playability with a timeless Gibson look.

Clifford’s signature model features a swamp ash body – a tonewood regarded for resonance – as well as a rounded maple neck touted to deliver both sustain and comfortable playing. The guitar’s black 12-inch-radius Richlite fingerboard is styled with red acrylic ‘X’ inlays.

Gibson Michael Clifford Melody Maker text

As for electronics, this Melody Maker is loaded with a single PAF-style Burst Bucker 3 humbucker at the bridge. Control options include a master volume – with push/pull coil-splitting – a tone control and a Kill Switch toggle. The latter enables you to toggle the guitar’s signal on or off, arming you with more performance effects.

In terms of hardware, the axe sports a tune-o-matic bridge, stop bar tailpiece and mini-Grover Kidney tuners. Wrapping up the guitar’s look is a stealth-like Jet Black Cherry finish.

Here’s Clifford to introduce his new guitar:

Retails at $1,399. More info at gibson.com.

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