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Joan Jett Signature Gibson Melody Maker guitar

Joan Jett, January 9, 2007, Las Vegas - Photo by Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Hard to believe it took until 2008 for Gibson to honor a female musician with a Gibson Electric Signature Model guitar. But they’ve launched the Joan Jett Signature Melody Maker, and it looks pretty sweet.

Joan Jett got her original Melody Maker in 1977 when she was in the Runaways. “It was light and it sounded great.” This new Signature Melody Maker is handcrafted to recreate Jett’s customizations. “This is my guitar. Gibson was successfully able to replicate my custom velvet hammer pick ups which have not been available for twenty years.” Its 24-inch scale length, slim-tapered neck profile is similar to the Les Pauls and SGs of the mid to late 1960s. MSRP: $839.

Full press release after the jump…

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