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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.


1965 Gibson Melody Maker Rare Cardinal Red (#GIE0597)
LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, USA
$2195.00

1965 Gibson Melody Maker for sale with original soft alligator case. This is a nice one with the original Cardinal Red finish. There are no breaks or damages just minor chips and scratches. On the whole it’s in excellent condition. It has early features like a wide nut, nickel parts and early knobs. It even has original white strap buttons. The neck is nice and full with low even action. The frets are in fine shape too. The single coil pick up works full force and sounds very good. The ... 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 ... 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

Vintage 1964 Gibson Melody Maker D - HSC
MEDIA, PENNSYLVANIA, 19063, USA
$1549.00

Vintage 1964 Gibson Melody Maker D - Double cut guitar Sought after 2 pickup fixed bridge model Very Good condition for its age or any other. small signs of age, but not of abuse. Wonderful action and play sounds amazing. Total time machine. No breaks anywhere.Maybe an older re-finish ? If it is it was a really, really good one.And either way Not many nicer looking. Period HSC in good condition - leather strap broken, but all latches work perfectly. Please ask questions and check pictures. ... more

1978 Gibson Melody Maker Dbl Cut Dealer Sheet
LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA, 70605, USA
$30.00

1978 case candy dealer brochure from Gibson. Full description with photo, specs and options. Apprx 4x8.5 Color, double sided #vintage #vintageguitar #1978 #gibson #melodymaker #doublecut #casecandy #dealer #ephemera... 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


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

GIBSON early 1965 MELODY MAKER D CHERRY RED 100% ORIGINAL! CLEANEST around!
FERNDALE, MICHIGAN, 48220, USA
$1850.00

IN BUSINESS for 33 YEARS!44 YEARS EXPERIENCE!Brick and mortar to the end!Michigan Guitar Show Promoter since 1989! Gorgeous rare guitar especially in this condition. Pots read 134-09-65 9th week of 1965. 100% original. All set up with Brazilian rosewood fretboard seasoned. Sounds great not plugged in. A RINGER! Very CLEAN with honest aging, light scratches and a few dings on the back of the body. Let the pictures tell the story. NO it has not been refinished. It is VERY clean. This particular ... more

1965 Gibson Melody Maker Cardinal Red (#GIE0703)
LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, USA
$2695.00

1965 Gibson Melody Maker, Rare Cardinal Red, Double Cutaway, Two pickups, Light weight, Vibrola, Low action, Very clean ... more

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