1 DCBirdMan 3 weeks ago Well as the MM frenzy forges ahead -- two things to report. 1) I ordered a WD guard so we could drill it for mods... I just assumed that the guards were the same for the 59-65 MM (with one and two pickup vairants) and then changed for the '66 thru '70 SG Melody Maker... But clearly it was a different guard for the full size ones. I thought the body was the same for both and just a longer neck.. but nooo... anyway just saying. So returning the WD one.2) I started a lively discussion over a month ago about the little Gibson single coil -- some in favor, some not.... and it was one of those things where it was great tone in the house but w/ the band (Timid Folk Music) it didn't cut thru. I bet tho if you A/B one of those against a same era Duo Sonic pickup there won't be much difference. But Duncan to the rescue -- their MM splitbucker is really good for squeezing a bucker in that small size. So now I got a scene going. Once decent frets are on this guitar will be a seriously kool 22.5" scale scene. Someone had said something about bad service from Duncan... maybe I wuz lucky. They said 4-5 weeks for custom builds... it was here in less than 2 weeks.