Gibson, 5 Seconds Of Summer’s Michael Clifford Announce Signature Melody Maker

5 Seconds of Summer [© Matt Bishop Photo]

(TRR) – Gibson has revealed a new partnership with 5 Seconds of Summer‘s Michael Clifford to release his Signature Melody Maker in Jet Black Cherry. The guitarists’ debut signature guitar premieres as Gibson approaches the next era of shaping sound for past, present and future generations. See Authorized Gibson Dealers for information and visit www.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, 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. TheMichael Clifford Melody Maker is the perfect guitar for the player starting his first gig, to rocking out stadiums and everything in between.

Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker [Photo Courtesy of Gibson/Austin Nelson]

As Clifford and 5 Seconds Of Summer prepare for their world tour, the group premiered a brand-new song “Easier” http://smarturl.it/Easier5SOS. The track – which was produced by Andrew Watt, Louis Bell and Charlie Puth – marks 5 Seconds of Summer’s first release since signing to Interscope Records. 5SOS also recently collaborated with The Chainsmokers for their new song “Who Do You Love” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPc7m1ffj3s.
Fans can see Michael Clifford playing his signature guitar on tour as 5 Seconds Of Summer will perform on June 1 KIIS Wango Tango in Los Angeles and at the Capital Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium on June 8 in London before heading to Australia for a summer trek. The group will return to the U.S. for a North American tour this fall with The Chainsmokers. The tour will hit major arenas including Barclay Centerin Brooklyn on October 17 and The Forum in Los Angeles on November 26. For all 5SOS dates, visit 5SOS.com/Tour.
Gibson Brands, the world’s most iconic guitar brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for more than 100 years. Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Nashville, TN, Gibson Brands has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships and progressive product evolution that is unrivaled among musical instrument companies.
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