Gibson Melody Maker 1959

Used – Good
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Bedford, Canada
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A very cool 1959 Gibson Melody Maker ¾ built right along-side one of the most iconic guitars of all time - The 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard. This one has the inked on serial number (the first digit of “9” designating it as a ’59). It has the larger pickup that Gibson only used in 1959 and 1960. It is all original. The guitar has no cracks or breaks and overall, is in good vintage condition considering it is 60+ years old.  It does show some wear on the neck and edges. There are capo marks and wear on the back of the neck. It appears the back of the neck was refinished with a clear finish. Weighs in at 5 lbs 10 oz. The neck is straight, the frets are in very good shape, and it has great smooth low action. It has a 23” scale length, mahogany construction, set neck, single coil pickup and wrap-around bridge, pearloid dots, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, 1 9/16” nut width. One of the tuners is slightly bent but works perfectly. Loads of beautiful weather checking in its original finish. Only a few hundred of these were made in 1959 & 1960 so a good time to own a piece of guitar history. Comes in a soft padded case. One owner up until I puchased it. The original owner (who is in his 80's) always played it sitting down at the local legion on Saturday nights which explains why there is wear where the guitar sat on his knee.  

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Listed6 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
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