1960 Gibson Melody Maker
For your consideration, Garrett Park Guitars presents this 1960 Gibson Melody Maker.
Gibson produced the Melody Maker as essentially a budget version of the Les Paul Junior with a thinner body, a narrow headstock without the wings, and a thinner pickup with no pole pieces. The affordable Melody Maker became Gibson’s best-selling solidbody guitar by the mid-1960s. It also followed design changes similar to the Les Paul Junior with the introduction of a rounded double-cutaway body in 1961, and then an SG-style body in 1963.
Our guitar is a 1960 Melody Maker and features a mahogany body and neck, rosewood fretboard, a single pickup, and knobs for volume and tone. It also has the original alligator-skin-style case. It’s not a high-end case, but original is the key word here.
These guitars are pure delight to play, light in weight but heavy in sweet sweet Gibson tone. This one is in very nice shape, the frets are also clean as is the fingerboard.
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