1960 Gibson Melody Maker with Bigsby image
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You can't beat a Gibson Melody Maker when it comes down to tone for the bucks! All of the great quality of Gibson's golden age without the crazy vintage price tags. Old wood mahogany body and neck with a rosewood fingerboard mean a great platform for tone. The single coil pickup delivers great tone. This example sports a Bigsby vibrato. I won't go out on a limb and claim that it is factory BUT, it sports the correct and very rare 50s Dog Bone Les Paul Bigsby bridge as well as a very early B5 with Phillips head screw handle making it 100% correct for the era. If it didn't leave Kalamazoo like this it certainly got the Bigsby soon after. Newer tuners added. Very cool vibe. You would be hard pressed to find a vintage guitar that delivers so much tone for such little money.

This Melody Maker feels and sounds good. The neck is straight, the action is medium and the frets show some wear but play fine. The pickup delivers clean and clear tones. Everything works as it should. This is a solid vintage guitar showing normal wear and tear. It's definitely seen some use over the past 50+ years. Checking, dents, dings, chips, and scratches. All solid though with no repairs evident. Honest wear. Comes in original chipboard case.

Melody Makers are a great deal. Golden age Gibson quality and tone at a great price. There's hardly a better value out there.

Product Specs

Melody Maker with Bigsby
Solid Body

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Shelton's Guitars
Joined Reverb: Sep 25, 2013
Frederick, MD, United States

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To make sure you are 100% satisfied with your purchase, Shelton's Guitars offers a 24 hour approval period. Your purchase can be returned for a merchandise credit or money back minus the cost of shipping and other applicable fees when you follow the requirements below. If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, contact Shelton's Guitars. Shelton's Guitars will issue a Return Authorization Number (RMA#) for your purchase. The item must be sent back via UPS Ground, fully insured, adult signature required with the RMA # clearly written on the outside of the box. A tracking number must be received by Shelton's Guitars within 24 hours of issuing an RMA in order to qualify for the return. The item must be in the exact same condition with all packaging as sent to qualify for a return. Items without an RMA # will not qualify for a return. Shelton's Guitars will not be responsible for shipping damage on items returned to us. A 15% restocking fee will be applied to all returns unless an item is documented as significantly not as described(not as described does not cover adjustment preferences, playability, feel, general opinions about the item, or other subjective items such as tone or sound quality)or damaged. There will be no returns or approval period on discounted or sale items. At the end of the day, we want happy customers and will work with a buyer within reason to make sure they are pleased with their purchase.

This listing sold on 1/11/2014

Shelton's Guitars

Frederick, MD, United States
Joined: Sep 25, 2013

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