|Comments||Here’s a 2011 Melancon Pro Artist in a very, very good Mary Kaye White lacquer finish.
Gerard Melancon builds guitars out of Thibodaux, Lousiana. He grew up with lots of great Cajun and country music in his family and the surrounding area, gigged with a number of rock bands and played sessions before gradually shifting to guitar building.
This is a very high-quality instrument and I have to say that the finish is one of the best I’ve seen. The Mary Kaye White” is a the pinkish-white, transluscent finish used by Fender in 1954, and was seen being used by Mary Kaye with her trio in 1956.
It plays very well, and is bright, resonant and articulate too.
|Serial Number||1514, built during 2011 in Thibodaux, Louisiana, USA.|
|Pricing||$1,800.00 CAD with hardshell case.|
|Neck||Flame maple neck, with unbound Brazilian rosewood fingerboard.|
|Frets||Stainless steel frets with no appreciable wear.|
|Body||Swamp ash body with classic shape and contours.|
|Finish||Near-immaculate Nitrocellulose lacquer finish, translucent blonde on the body. Melancon calls this colour “Mary Kaye White”. The neck is clear satin lacquer.|
|Hardware/electronics||Melancon custom wound vintage style single coils, with the center one RWRP for hum-cancelling when two pickups are on. Graphite RF shielding in the control cavities. Melancon chrome trem bridge and branded tuners. Stainless steel frets. Faux Tortoise pickguard and backplate. Chrome bolt ferrules.|
|Playability/Action||Plays very well, and the design allows for complete adjustment to the player’s requirements.|
|Case||rectangular hardshell case included.|
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