VIDEO: Lashing Guitars Joan Jett 65 Melody Maker


Actual 65 Meloy Maker. One of two redone for Joan Jett and my personal keeper. Marked with a “puss”

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Lashing Guitars is a mostly one-person operation in Ontario, Canada that specializes in vintage guitar restorations, custom build work, and more. Check them out here:


Photos by Lashing Guitars


This came in as an empty shell – completely parts robbed and stripped of all finish. Lashing put it back to useable status with a few modern additions and modifications. These old Melody Makers may have been the budget guitar of their day but the entire body is one piece of fine old growth mahogany as is the neck. The Brazilian board is gorgeous chocolate brown. A real tone machine.

No that’s not a Floyd Rose. Its a Gotoh stop tailpiece with fine tuners. A Wolfetone Marshallhead in the Bridge brings out the natural growl of this guitar.

I wish I could tell you that I know what that means, but I don’t. 🙂 See closeups of this beauty here –>


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