Gibson Announces Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker

Gibson has announced the Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker, designed in conjunction with the 5 Seconds of Summer lead guitarist.

The double cutaway model boasts a swamp ash body with a Jet Black Cherry finish, maple neck and black Richlite fingerboard with signature red acrylic “X” inlays. There’s a single BurstBucker 3 humbucker in the bridge position, with a push-pull volume control, single tone knob and kill switch toggle.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.