Cool and scarce Melody Maker SG bass. Built in either the late 60s or early 70s in Kalamazoo, MI. Virtually identical to a short scale EB0, with original Gibson Mudbucker. Body was stripped and refinned with tung oil or something similar, but the neck appears to be original finish with some insanely cool checking.

There are a few mystery holes on the back of the body. May have had a neck reset at some point, or may be just a result of an uneven finish stripping. Previous owner made no mention of it and it doesn't affect playability at all and is 100% stable.

Plays very nicely with low action. Sounds awesome, big deep lows but can still bite if you want. Bridge and tuners are Hipshot replacements, and both are major upgrades over the crummy originals (not included). Frets in great shape, may have been refretted at some point. Strap button has been relocated, appears pickguard is original but has been painted black. See photos for condition and feel free to ask if you need additional photos. This is not a pristine bass. Weighs 7lbs 9.5oz.

Only a few hundred of these were made and they don't come up for sale very often. An excellent rare vintage players grade Gibson, get it!

Ships to CONUS only, professionally and securely packed in a worn but sturdy TKL guitar hard case that fits perfectly. Message me if you have any questions.

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Listed4 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
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  • Gibson Melody Maker 4-String Bass, Refinished x7403 (USED)
  • Refinish
  • 1970s
Made In
  • United States

Hex Enduction Inc.

Malden, MA, United States
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