This used, vintage Gibson 1965 Melody Maker is in Excellent condition, even being nearly 50 years old. The lightweight guitar that ultimately became the SG, the Melody Maker has an unbound double-cutaway Honduran Mahogany body, with a one piece Mahogany neck for an ultra-smooth playing guitar. The neck does have a small, possible cigarette burn on the back of it, and there's a finish chip near the bridge, but otherwise this is a super clean guitar, the neck is in great shape and the frets have plenty of life left. There is finish checking, expected on an instrument that's nearly a half-century old. The bridge is a reproduction and is period correct - other than that, this is all original.
It has a 24.75" scale from its Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, and 22 full-sized frets. It may have been originally advertised as an intro-level guitar, but it's definitely a lot more than that. The original PU-380 single-coil still sounds great, giving you a relatively unheard-of Gibson tone. This Gibson 1965 Melody Maker is an awesome guitar that's absolutely worth checking out. Includes its original croc-style chipboard case.
|Body ||Honduran Mahogany with Nitrocellulose Sunburst finish and Single-Ply Black plastic pickguard |
|Scale Length ||24.75” |
|Neck ||Honduras Mahogany |
|Fingerboard ||Brazilian Rosewood with dot inlays |
|Frets ||22 |
|Nut Width ||1.69” |
|Pickups ||PU-380 Single-Coil |
|Bridge ||Period-Correct Reproduction |
|Tuners ||Three-on-a-Strip with White Oval plastic buttons |
|Controls ||3-Way toggle switch with Volume and Tone knobs |
|Case ||Original Alligator Chipboard case Included |