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Neck and Headstock

Neck Species
The neck of the Jonas Brothers Melody Maker is constructed from solid mahogany, cut using the superior "quarter sawn" orientation for improved strength and resonance. Neck Species
Neck Profile
The neck on the Jonas Brothers Melody Maker is carved to the popular SlimTaper™ profile, which offers a smooth playing feel in the hand and superb speed up and down the board. Neck Profile
Tonal Characteristics
The angled, classical-style peg head and mahogany neck work together to provide exceptional tonal complexity from the neck, with increased depth and sustain from the chunky, rounded mahogany neck.
When fitting the neck and body together, we take advantage of our precise measuring equipment so that all angles, pitches and alignments maintain a tolerance within .005 of an inch. Not only does this help to keep your guitar in tune but it also maintains proper string alignment relative to the fingerboard.
Gibson uses what is known as the Mortis & Tenon joint to bind neck to body so that the two pieces form one solid unit. Neck Joint
Headstock Angle
The Jonas Brothers Melody Maker headstock is carefully angled at Gibson's traditional 17 degrees, which increases pressure on the strings and helps them stay in the nut slots. An increase in string pressure also means there is no loss of string vibration between the nut and the tuners, which equals better sustain.
Truss Rod
Gibson's traditional truss rod, found in most all of our guitars, is highly responsive to the individual adjustments you'll want to make to personalize and optimize string action and sustain. Truss Rod
The Gibson logo – one of the most globally recognized logos of all time – is silkscreened in gold across the top of the guitar's headstock. Logo
The adhesive used to join neck and body is Franklin Titebond 50, one of the strongest glues on the market today.
Average Weight
The average weight of the neck is .98 lbs.
Joint Angle
1.75° (+/— 15 seconds)
Fingerboard and Nut

Fingerboard Species
The neck of the Jonas Brothers Melody Maker carries an ebony fingerboard, as used on several of Gibson's up—scale models throughout the years. Fingerboard Species
The Jonas Brothers Melody Maker sports 22 medium—jumbo frets, all dressed for a smooth and precise playing feel. Frets
Tonal Characteristics
Ebony fingerboards are known for their crisp tone and outstanding note definition, as well as their longevity.
Average Weight
The average weight of a rosewood fingerboard is approximately .43 lbs.
The 12—inch radius of the Jonas Brothers Melody Maker fingerboard provides smooth note bending capabilities and eliminates "dead" or "choked out" notes, common occurrences on fingerboards with lesser radiuses.
The Jonas Brothers Melody Maker fingerboard carries acrylic dot position—marker inlays, echoing the traditional look of the original Melody Maker. Inlays
Nut Material
The nut on the Jonas Brothers Melody Maker is made from Corian, which is mainly composed of acrylic polymer. This popular synthetic alternative to bone offers a very durable material, delivers enhanced sustain, and holds the tolerances of the precision cuts made in the slotting process. It is installed into the top surface of the neck, butting up to the end of the fingerboard to ensure proper tone and sustain transfer, and its nut slots are cut with Gibson's PLEK system to ensure precise fit, break angle, and string spacing. Nut Width
Nut Width
The width of the nut on the Jonas Brothers Melody Maker is approximately 1—11/16", the traditional nut width of Gibson electric guitars.