Gibson and Michael Clifford of 5 Seconds of Summer Announce Signature Guitar

By leveraging its iconic past and leaning into the innovative future, Gibson has announced the Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker in Jet Black Cherry. The debut signature guitar from Michael Clifford, the lead guitarist for 5 Seconds Of Summer premieres as Gibson approaches the next era of shaping sound for past, present and future generations. See authorized Gibson dealers for information and visit: gibson.com.

“Playing guitar is an exciting thing, because every day that you pick it up, you learn something new and you could create something that might stand the test of time,” explains Michael Clifford of 5 Seconds Of Summer.

Over the course of multiple 5 Seconds Of Summer world tours, Michael Clifford and Gibson collaborated to develop his first-ever signature guitar. The Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker rocks a double cutaway Melody Maker design for rock-solid playability as well as a classic look. The body is crafted of swamp ash for resonant tonal characteristics and moderate weight while a rounded, maple neck profile provides incredible rigidity and sustain with a smooth and comfortable feel. The guitar features a black Richlite fingerboard and signature red acrylic “X” inlays for fast and effortless playability. The BurstBucker 3 Humbucker delivers a muscular PAF style voice in full humbucking mode and the push-pull volume control, the Kill Switch Toggle offers further tonal options and effects. The distinctive Jet Black Cherry finish completes MICHAEL’s version of his signature guitar. The Michael Clifford Melody Maker is the perfect guitar for the player starting his first gig, to rocking out stadiums and everything in between.

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