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Vintage guitars for sale: Gibson Melody Maker

The Melody Maker was an entry level solid body guitar, produced from the late 1950s, throughout the 60s, and with a reissue in the 70s. It was produced at the legendary Kalamazoo factory, Michigan, USA. In those early days, Gibson produced some exceptional guitars out of some very fine old woods, with high quality nitrocellulose finishes. Lower end models, like the Melody Maker were no exception, though they were not fitted with the most powerful pickups, or robust tuning keys. Consequently many have been upgraded over the years. These often make far better players than unmolested examples, but, due to their lack of collectability, sell for exceptionally reasonable prices.

Models to look out for: All guitars prooduced before 1970: single cutaway, double cutaway, and SG-style.


1963 Gibson Melody Maker with Hardshell Case

REPUBLIC, MISSOURI, 65738, USA

$899.00


Up for sale is a heavily modified 1963 Gibson Melody Maker . The Tuners have been changed as well as the bridge , The pickup is an old Gibson Dog eared P-90 that was rewound by Rio Grande and sounds KILLER ! This has a custom made pick guard that was made to cover up some crude routing underneath . Over all this is a great little guitar with a bigger than usual neck , Big sounding pickup and solid as a rock and comes with a Gibson hardshell case .... more


original 1961 Gibson MELODY MAKER Sunburst 2-pickups double cut

CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, 62901, USA

$1940.00


Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers Olivia's Vintage would like to present this 1961 Gibson double-cut Melody Maker with 2-pickups in its original Sunburst finish. It has a great playing neck with good frets. It's all original with the exception of the bridge position pickup which is from a mid-'60's Gibson Melody Maker. It's also 100% complete. A '70's hardshell case is included. There are nicks dings, finish checking, and other cosmetic wear. The guitar itself remains structurally sound with no ... more

Gibson 1959 3 / 4 size Melody Maker Electric Guitar

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, 95124, USA

$1795.00


Howdy Folks, Here we have a 1959 vintage Gibson 3 / 4 size Melody Maker electric guitar SN#9 9307. Great playing original 3 / 4 short scale 1959 Gibson Melody Maker. This one includes the early and desirable fat single coil pickup. Original finish looks super cool with just the right amount of well earned natural patina, a few little dings, and lots of checking. Not much original fret left to play with, so plan on a re-fret in the future. Guitar is still playable but bends are a little tough. ... more

Vintage 1959 Gibson Melody Maker Tobacco Sunburst 3 / 4 Guitar Collector Quality

WILLOW GROVE, PENNSYLVANIA, 19090, USA

$1200.00


Vintage 1959 Gibson Melody Maker Sunburst 3 / 4 GuitarNote: I AM LOWERING THE PRICE DUE TO THIS HAVING A POSSIBLE FANTASTIC REFINISH DONE MANY YEARS AGO. LOOKING AT SOME PHOTOS IT SEEMS THAT THE ORIGINAL FINISH WAS DARKER BUT I AM GETTING THIS FROM PHOTOS OFF OTHER INTERNET PICTURES , Vintage 1959 Gibson Melody Maker Sunburst 3 / 4 Guitar Only several hundred of this guitar were crafted in it’s debut year of 1959, making this old guitar a rarity and extremely unique. This beauty packs a huge ... more

1966 1967 Gibson SG Melody Maker D - Original Pelham Blue, Standard Junior 1965

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 60618, USA

$2495.00


Vintage Correct Parts is proud to offer, for your consideration, A fantastic Vintage 1967 Gibson SG Melody Maker in original Pelham Blue finish! Thanks for looking! VCP is offering a super cool and VERY rare vintage SGMM In recent years these have become known as great value "sleepers" in the vintage market and big name players such as David Ryan Harris (John Mayer) have been using them as main components of their live rigs The 2 pickup examples, such as this one, are far more desirable than ... more

vintage gibson melody maker guitar

BOURBONNAIS, ILLINOIS, 60914, USA

$1500.00


Sunburst color. Excellent original condition. Original case. Strings were replaced approximately 2 years ago. Willing to add original Gibson amplifier for $200 more.... more

Gibson Melody Maker SG 1968

PIKEVILLE, KENTUCKY, 41501, USA

$1000.00


Gibson Melody Maker SG 1968 This guitar is in very good condition for its age. There are some dings and mark along the edges of the body, some sings from what appears to be from playing with a ring on the neck, few scratches, some buckle rash, and some pick marks here and there. The tuning keys have been oiled, except the A-string key is still very stiff, which Kluson Tuners are known for with age. The frets are pretty low on this guitar and could possibly use a crowning, if not replaced ... more

1959 Gibson Melody Maker 3 / 4

ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, 21401, USA

$1700.00


For your consideration, Garrett Park Guitars presents this 1959 Gibson Melody Maker 3 / 4 This is the desirable '59 Gibson Melody Maker that has the larger pickup. It has just been refretted by our luthier Taras Andre and the pots have been changed out to newer pots. It plays and sounds fantastic. Comes with a gig bag. Serial Number: 9 9795 Condition: Player Grade, Very Good... more

Gibson melody maker D. 1963 stoptail model

CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA, 25304, USA

$1995.00


Original condition, Rare Gibson Melody Maker D Stoptail model Super guitar, lightweight and very resonant. Good sustain and great tone. Neck is straight, good frets, low action, plays great, good hardshell case included.... more


1960 Gibson Melody Maker D (#GIE0464)

LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, USA

$4295.00


1960 Gibson Melody Maker D, Hard to find Two Pickup model, Tobacco Sunburst, Great chunky 59' neck profile! 1 & 11 / 16 inches wide at the nut, Wrap around tailpiece, Black knobs, Light weight, Light weight, Lively playing guitar, Superb example, Fabulous sounding, Original soft case, $4, 295... more

1964 Gibson Melody Maker

LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, USA

$2795.00


1964 Gibson Melody Maker, Tobacco burst, Two original Gibson single coil pickups, 1 & 11 / 16 inches wide at the nut, Wrap around tailpiece, Early knobs, Light weight, low action, Great example that really rings out! Bought directly from the original owner, Excellent condition, gig bag, $2, 795“At Gary’s Classic Guitars we professionally clean setup & pro pack for safe transit to your door! Your business would be appreciated ”... more

1961 Gibson Melody Maker

LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, USA

$2995.00


1961 Gibson Melody Maker, Tobacco Sunburst, Single Cutaway Mahogany body, One great sounding single coil bridge pickup, Full feeling neck, Wrap around tailpiece, Light weight, Nice low action, Very resonant, non original hard case. “At Gary’s Classic Guitars we professionally clean setup & pro pack for safe transit to your door! Your business would be appreciated ”... more

1963 Gibson Melody Maker D (#GIE0417)

LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, USA

$2795.00


1963 Gibson Melody Maker D, Sunburst, Double cutaway, Two Pickups, Stop tail, Big Neck, Hard to Find model, Very good plus condition, Gig Bag, $2, 795... more

1965 Gibson Melody Maker D with rare Cardinal Red finish (GIE0988)

LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, USA

$2395.00


Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 1965 Gibson Melody Maker D, Double cutaway, Rare Cardinal Red, Two pickups, 1 & 11 / 16 inches Wide at the nut, Low action, Vibrato, Very cool guitar, Excellent condition, Newer hard case, $2, 395... more

VINTAGE 1959 USA GIBSON MELODY MAKER GUITAR POTS HARNESS BUMBLE BEE CAP

PLANO, TEXAS, 75025, USA

$595.00


I AM UNABLE TO SHIP TO RUSSIAN FEDERATION OR ANY DESTINATION THAT USPS CANNOT INSURE, SORRY. ALL AUCTIONS PAYPAL ONLY, WILL SHIP TO YOUR PAYPAL MATCHING ADDRESS ONLY, NO ALTERNATE SHIP ADDRESS. WINNING BIDDER TO PAY WITHIN 2 DAYS OF AUCTION CLOSE. ANY NEW EBAYERS ( LESS THAN 5 POSITIVE TRANSACTIONS) EMAIL ME BEFORE BIDDING, OR YOUR BID WILL BE CANCELLED. TEXAS RESIDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PAY 8 25% SALES TAX. PLEASE ASK ALL QUESTIONS EARLY…SOMETIMES I AM REQUIRED TO BE AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER. ... more

Vintage 1960's Gibson Maestro Vibrola complete all original- Melody Maker, SG

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10023, USA

$425.00


I'm offering this all original vintage Gibson "Maestro Vibrola" vibrato unit complete including the original arm retaining screw and teflon washers, as well as the 3 spacer grommets and fastening screws. These suspension mounted vibratos were stock on many 1960's Gibsons like Melody Makers, SGs and other solid bodies up until 1967 when they switched to the flush mounted unit. If your guitar has 3 holes behind the tailpiece with little circles around them, this is the correct vibrola unit for it-... more

Vintage 1967 Gibson Melody Maker Electric Guitar Cardinal Red w / Hard Case

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10002, USA

$1699.00


Vintage 1967 Gibson Melody Maker. A great playing and sounding example in a killer looking original Cardinal Red finish. The neck has a slim taper that gets slightly chunky up near the top. It is super comfortable, and unike other Gibsons from this era, it has a wider nut width of 1 21 / 32 " , which really gives your hands the space they need. Plays great all the way up and down. Original pickup sounds fantastic. It is bright, clear and glassy. Great for cutting through a mix, and can really ... more

NEW 2005 GIBSON MELODY MAKER RARE SATIN YELLOW COLOR MINT!!!

GREENVALE, NEW YORK, 11548, USA

$649.99


NEW 2005 GIBSON MELODY MAKER RARE SATIN YELLOW COLOR!!! GIBSON FIRST INTRODUCED THE MELODY MAKER BACK IN 1959 & DISCONTINUED IT IN 1971. IT WAS BROUGHT BACK IN 1977 & DISCONTINUED AGAIN IN 1983, THEN REVIVED AGAIN FROM 1986-1988!!! STYLE CHANGED SEVERAL TIMES AS IT WOULD BE LIMITED AVAILABILITY REPRODUCED & DISCONTINUED ON & OFF EVER SINCE!!! IN 2005 GIBSON CAME OUT WITH 3 DIFFERENT COLORS; SATIN YELLOW, SATIN EBONY, & SATIN CHERRY!!! I PURCHASED ONE OF EACH COLOR & JUST PUT THEM AWAY!!! SADLY, ... more

VINTAGE 1962 USA GIBSON GUITAR WIRING HARNESS POTS MELODY MAKER

PLANO, TEXAS, 75093, USA

$795.00


1962 GIBSON, CENTRALAB SHORT SHAFT NICKEL POTS, POT CODE 1346244, SWITCHCRAFT 3 WAY SWITCH, AND JACK. ALL WIRED AND WORKING, NORMAL WEAR, EXPECT SOME NOISE FROM SOME POTS. ORIGINAL VINTAGE PATINA AND OXIDATION AS SHOWN. THANKS FOR LOOKING!... more


1968 Gibson Melody Maker Bass Vintage Shortscale Bass Sparkling Burgundy, EB-0

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 98117, USA

$1699.99


Up for sale, a 1968 Gibson Melody Maker bass in 100% original condition, with a custom color Sparkling Burgundy nitro lacquer finish. Essentially identical to the EB-0 but with pickguard mounted controls, the Melody Maker bass features everything that makes the EB-0 a classic, with a burly, chrome covered "Mudbucker" pickup in the neck position, solid mahogany construction, and a comfortable 30 5" scale length. The pickup is all warmth and low end girth, with a satisfying and rich thump that ... more


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