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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.


vintage 60's gibson melody maker
MORRISVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA, 19067, USA
$825.00

Pickups were swaped years ago by someone. Has the bumbulbee caps though. Frets are fine no cracks in the guitar. Last two pix are what i saw inside. No secreats here. Finish is plenty worn. Comes with gibson case shown in pix. Guitar comes just as shown in pix's. Please ask me all and any questions. Good luck everyone.... more


original 1965 Gibson MELODY MAKER two pickups rare CARDINAL RED!
CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, 62901, USA
$1790.00

Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers Olivia's Vintage would like to present this 1965 Gibson Melody Maker in its original Cardinal Red finish. It has good playing neck with good frets. It's all original with the only exception being one adjustment screw in the tailpiece which isn't seen until the last few photos. It's also 100% complete including its original "alligator" case which is in poor condition. The back of the headstock has a small "2" stamped above the serial number which marks it as a ... more

Vintage 1965 Gibson Melody Maker
GARLAND, TEXAS, 75044, USA
$850.00

Vintage 1965 Gibson Melody Maker. Cherry finish. Normal wear for a guitar of this age but still looks good. Sounds great! Buyer pays $40 shipping and insurance. Paypal accepted as payment. I ship to confirmed addresses only. Thanks for looking!... more

1964 Gibson MELODY MAKER 2-pickups Cherry 1-11 / 16" neck
CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, 62901, USA
$1290.00

Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers Olivia's Vintage would like to present this 1964 Gibson 2-pickup Melody Maker in its original Cherry finish. It has a very nice straight neck with good frets. The neck width is 1-11 / 16" and it has a nickel tailpiece. The tailpiece is a bit bent from the tension of the strings, and has two cracks in the nickel plating, but plays fine, and is stable. It's all original and 100% complete. A gig bag is included. This vintage Melody Maker looks good with nicks ... more

1962 Gibson Melody Maker
LEESBURG, FLORIDA, 34788, USA
$899.99

You are viewing my 1962 Gibson Melody Maker, original except for the addition of a TonePros locking bridge / wraparound tailpiece. Plenty of life left in the frest, the D-string tuner shaft is bent but functional on the original Kluson tuners, and it plays and sounds great! Comes with a non-original Kramer case in good condition. Winning bidder must contact me within 24 hours of auction's end to confirm shipping address and method of payment to be used, and payment in full must be received ... more

1968 Gibson MELODY MAKER II original SPARKLING BURGUNDY!
CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, 62901, USA
$2090.00

Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers Olivia's Vintage would like to present this 1968 Gibson Melody Maker II in its original rare Sparkling Burgundy finish. It has a great playing neck with great frets. It's all original and 100% complete including its original chipboard case. It's in EXCELLENT condition with only a few minor nicks dings, and other very minor cosmetic wear. Everything remains structurally sound with no cracks, breaks, or repairs. All electronics work and sound great while all ... more


original 1965 Gibson MELODY MAKER two-pickups CARDINAL RED w / Vibrato
CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, 62901, USA
$1040.00

Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers Olivia's Vintage would like to present this 1965 Gibson Melody Maker in its original rare Cardinal Red finish. It has a good playing neck with great frets. The neck appears to have been reset at one time. It's all original with the exception of the tuning keys, one capacitor, and a couple of the wires. It's also 100% complete including its original vibrato and original case. It is currently set up using only the wrap around tailpiece, but the rest of the Vibrato ... more

Gibson 1960 Melody Maker vintage electric guitar full scale neck
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, 95124, USA
$3499.00

Howdy Folks, Here we have a 1960 Gibson Melody Maker vintage electric guitar SN# 0 4305. This fifty six year old beauty has been tucked away for many years. It is original in every respect. I had a question about the control knobs but found some other 60's with the same knobs. The finish is perfect and the dark reddish brown yellow sunburst is really awesome. Body is a beautiful piece of mahogany, and the full scale neck is as nice as any Gibson I have played. It feels like a perfect 59 Les Paul... 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

1965 Gibson Melody Maker
ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, 21401, USA
$1250.00

Garrett Park Guitars1965 Gibson Melody MakerFor your consideration, Garrett Park Guitars presents this 1965 Gibson Melody Maker. Somehow along the line one of the previous owners thought this guitar would sound better with '70s Gibson Melody Maker pickups, a stop tailpiece and '70s tuners. It also has routs in the neck and bridge pickup cavities so its clear that this guitar is not a true vintage collector piece. Now for the good news. It ROCKS! With its 52 year old mahogany body and neck and ... more

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