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  • Did the Gibson Vixen turn into the 2014 Melody Maker?

    Maybe I'm late to the game here but I own a 2014 MM w/ P90's which I got super cheap at the time and still like. It's basically a Les Paul without a top and a real crap finish but super fun to play.

    Never heard of the Vixen but just saw one pop-up on craigslist and other than having humbucker routes and different colors it looks exactly the same. Am I missing something here?

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    MM

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    Re: Did the Gibson Vixen turn into the 2014 Melody Maker?

    Well, the Vixen is only two knobs, so, not exactly the same.

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    • #3
      Re: Did the Gibson Vixen turn into the 2014 Melody Maker?

      They do look different enough in Gibsonworld to be 2 different models. I don't understand the price difference, either.
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      • #4
        Re: Did the Gibson Vixen turn into the 2014 Melody Maker?

        I don't actually know, but it's also possible the body thicknesses are different.
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        • #5
          Re: Did the Gibson Vixen turn into the 2014 Melody Maker?

          The Vixen line was a series of guitars in finishes and weights designed to attract guitar players of the fairer sex.



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            Re: Did the Gibson Vixen turn into the 2014 Melody Maker?

            Not to be confused with the earlier Goddess Series.

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            What do you mean I donít like change? Nobody likes change when it sucks.

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            • #7
              Re: Did the Gibson Vixen turn into the 2014 Melody Maker?

              I dig both the Vixen and the Goddess series. Both are closer to the Les Paul I might play if I played them.
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                Re: Did the Gibson Vixen turn into the 2014 Melody Maker?

                I have never seen a Goddess in person so there might be something I don't like about how they feel but I think I would love to own one. I wouldn't turn down a Vixen, either, but I would probably refinish it.

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                • #9
                  Re: Did the Gibson Vixen turn into the 2014 Melody Maker?

                  Why do Gibson think that women are unconcerned with their guitars intonating properly?

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                    Re: Did the Gibson Vixen turn into the 2014 Melody Maker?

                    Originally posted by Sirion View Post
                    Why do Gibson think that women are unconcerned with their guitars intonating properly?
                    It's not like wrap around bridges dont come with adjustable saddles. I have a Gotoh 510 and it works great.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Did the Gibson Vixen turn into the 2014 Melody Maker?

                      Originally posted by Sirion View Post
                      Why do Gibson think that women are unconcerned with their guitars intonating properly?
                      Where are you getting that?!

                      Whether a bottom line guitar has a wrap bridge that is adjustable or not has nothing to do with sex. The LP Jr and MM were not designed for women. I don't think Leslie West is a woman either.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Did the Gibson Vixen turn into the 2014 Melody Maker?

                        I guess my point was it seems like Gibson has a big pile of thin body LP's in some back room that they trot out every couple of years with a slightly new pickup combination & finish and call it something else. Goddess, Vixen, Melody Maker, LP lite etc.

                        Goddess & Vixen as names of guitars meant to attract women really shows how male dominated the industry can be. It's like making an extra beefy guitar designed just for the boys and calling it "The Big Hog". Dumb.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Did the Gibson Vixen turn into the 2014 Melody Maker?

                          It isn't a bad idea to go after the female market, although I've never known a female guitarist that have been swayed by cutsie names or marketing. I think women want cool guitars just as much as guys.
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                            Re: Did the Gibson Vixen turn into the 2014 Melody Maker?

                            Originally posted by Mincer View Post
                            It isn't a bad idea to go after the female market, although I've never known a female guitarist that have been swayed by cutsie names or marketing. I think women want cool guitars just as much as guys.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Did the Gibson Vixen turn into the 2014 Melody Maker?

                              Originally posted by Securb View Post
                              Daisy Rock built a company on introducing girls to music and guitars at a very young age.
                              Luna does the same thing. I think at a certain point, when they are ready to upgrade, they still look for the same things a guy might want.
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