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.


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Mark Lyons
Mark Lyons
5 months ago

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

Mark Lyons
Mark Lyons
5 months ago
3 months ago

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