Gary Moore’s Gibson Melody Maker (DiMarzio)

Gary was seen using this guitar with Thin Lizzy. More specifically, he used it during the band’s Sydney Opera House concert in October 1978, on songs Are You Ready and Baby Drives Me Crazy (the last two of the set).

THIN LIZZY, Sydney Opera House, Oct 1978.

Originally, this guitar would have a single-coil pickup, but it looks like Gary replaced it with a white DiMarzio humbucker on his Melody Maker. Perhaps he like how the guitar felt, but thought that the original pickup was too weak.

As far as what happened to the guitar, he probably sold it since it was not seen in his later years.

Feedback

GroundGuitar counts on your criticism and feedback. In case you notice anything wrong with the information posted on this page, or you have knowledge of something that you would like to share, be sure to leave a comment below.

In case you want to talk to me directly and privately, please use the Contact Form and I will get back to you as soon as possible. (Dan)

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
8 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Rick
Rick
2 years ago

Wrong, that is a les Paul jr, not a melody maker.

Wayne Keller
Wayne Keller
1 year ago
Reply to  Dan Kopilovic

Yes,
Gary Moore playing his 1960 Melody Maker in Australia 1978. It has a Seymour Duncan pickup in the guitar. As of its location, I currently own the guitar.

Gerard
Gerard
1 year ago
Reply to  Wayne Keller

Thanks for the clarification Wayne. I suspected it was a Duncan or a Gibson with the cover removed, as one row of the poles looked like slots rather than hex (Dimarzio), also the bobbins looked a little more white than cream. Is the pickup an early Duncan Custom? or a JB?

Kevla
Kevla
1 year ago
Reply to  Rick

It is a melody maker!
whats wrong with YOU?!
learn than hate!

Rambo
Rambo
1 year ago
Reply to  Kevla

He’s referring to the video link sent by Mark Lyons in the previous comment, where he said that this MM was “used it during the Victims of the future Tour for the solo before End of the world song. 1984”.

Rick is right saying the one on the video link is a Junior. Wide headstock and a P90.

Mark Lyons
Mark Lyons
2 years ago
Mark Lyons
Mark Lyons
2 years ago

He used it during the Victims of the future Tour for the solo before End of the world song. 1984