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Gibson Melody Maker 1960


Gibson Melody Maker made in USA 2011

  • Golden Era Gibson
  • Single Coil pickup
  • Original Hardcase

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“Golden Era” Gibson solid body electrics are incredibly sought-after with some examples comfortably carrying 6-figure price tags. This 1960 Melody Maker may have been designed as a student model, but it was built in the same workshop, by the same people, with the same love and with the same materials as those renowned ’59/’60 Bursts. This is a joyous little rocker of a guitar which is an absolute pleasure to play – super light and comfortable, with a great feeling neck and a solitary single coil pickup which packs a real punch. This Gibson is in fantastic condition for a 60+ year old instrument, with a lustrous  unfaded tobacco sunburst finish and unworn frets. It still has its original hardcase (which shows more signs of age than the guitar) which even contains the original price tag.
Here’s the specification:
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Model: Melody Maker
  • Origin: USA
  • Year: 1960
  • Serial No: 011590
  • Weight: 5lb 13oz /2.6kg
  • Finish: Tobacco Sunburst
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany,
  • Profile: Rounded 50s
  • Fretboard: Rosewood, 12″ radius, pearloid dot markers
  • Scale length: 24.75″
  • Frets: 22 medium jumbo
  • Nut: Nylon, 1.697″ width
  • Neck Pickup: Gibson single coil
  • Controls: Volume/Tone
  • Bridge: Wraparound
  • Tuners: Original 3-a-side open back
  • Case: Original Hardcase and price tag
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