Gary Moore’s Gibson Melody Maker (DiMarzio)

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