Vintage 1960's Gibson Melody Maker
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-11-07)
Price : US $1,035.
The Gibson Melody Maker was first launched in 1959 and discontinued in 1971. It had a thin slab-style mahogany body. All the electronics, from the small single-coil pickups to the cable jack, were assembled on a scratchplate and installed in a rout in the front of the body. The strings ran from a straight-sided simplification of the traditional Gibson headstock at one end to a wraparound bridge/tailpiece unit at the other. From its launch until 1965, the Melody Maker had a single-cutaway style similar in profile to the Les Paul model. A double-cutaway version called the Melody Maker d was introduced in 1962. The body style was changed in 1966 to a style similar to the SG, with pointed 'horns', a large white scratchplate, and white pickup covers instead of black.
In 1966 another version was introduced which shared the same body features like their sg guitars with pointed horns , white pickguards that covered most of the body , white pickup covers instead of black , and were made in red or pelham blue finishes , some versions of these guitars had 3 pickups and named the melody maker III .
The Melody Maker has Kluson tuners,'Kluson Deluxe' in TWO vertical lines on the ribbed metal tuner cover. On the bottom side of the tuners stamped into the metal it says 'D-169400 PATENT NO.' The exterior lubrication holes are the large type. On keystone tuners, the buttons become have a slight green tint to them. These tuners are often called 'Double Line, Double Ring'.
This Melody Maker has serial number #900264. It has a few road marks here and there.
This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-11-07)
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