Joan Jett - Gibson Melody Maker


While playing in the Runaways, Jett was using a blond Les Paul and wanted a lighter guitar.  She heard from one of her road crew that Eric Carmen from the Raspberries was selling the Melody Maker that he played on “Go All the Way” and other Raspberries hits.

She used her original Melody Maker on “I Love Rock ’n’ Roll,” “Crimson and Clover,” “Do You Want to Touch Me” and “Bad Reputation”, then took it off the road because "I got nervous that someone was gonna steal it or break it. It’s so beautiful. It’s white, has no stickers on it, and there are cracks in the paint and yellowing from age or club cigarettes".

1970's Gibson Melody Maker - White

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