Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Melody Maker
Finish
  • Sunburst
Year
  • 1964
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Number of Strings
  • 6 String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed

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Reviews for the Gibson Melody Maker Sunburst 1964
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  • Crunchy goodness with mojo to spare

    I sing and play guitar in a 3 piece cowpunk/blues/surf band and "Birdie" ('64 Melody Maker) run through a new Supro 1605R is my weapon of choice on stage and in the studio. Fat neck, tone and miles of mojo. Replace your pedalboard with some attitude instead!

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    Amazing vintage guitar! Sounds awesome! Wanted one for years

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    One of the finest playing budget minded Gibson's on the market, Can not go wrong with a Melody Maker! Pick on up while they're still affordable , price is starting to shoot up fast!!

More Information

Introduced in 1959, the Melody Maker was Gibson's flagship entry-level solid body guitar. Initially offered in three iterations-- a standard model with an lone single-coil pickup, a 3/4 sized model, and a Melody Maker 'D' dual pickup model--, early Melody Makers featured a single-cutaway sunburst slab mahogany body redolent of a Les Paul Junior. The body transitioned to double-cut in 1961, and in 1967 two additional models-- a three-pickup Melody Maker III and a 12-string model-- were introduced. The original run of Melody Makers was discontinued in 1971.