Gibson Melody Maker Solid Body Electric Guitar (1966)

Gibson  Melody Maker Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1966)

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Gibson Melody Maker Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1966), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 530567, Pelham Blue lacquer finish, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, gig bag case.

The guitar represents the final version of the Melody Maker, Gibson's entry level solid body. This new "rationalized" student guitar debuted in 1966 and was sold into the end of the decade. To simplify production, these used the standard SG body theoretically allowing any model from a 3-pickup SG Custom down to this one-pickup Melody Maker to be made from the same pre-carved piece. These later Melody Makers were usually finished in one of two eye-catching metallic paint finishes-Pelham Blue in this case. With a slim neck, single coil pickup and vibrato this is a lean little rock machine; not as dark or crunchy-sounding as an SG but potent in its own right. A great value in a solid body at the time, and a fine value in a 45-year old vintage Gibson today.
Overall length is 39 in. (99.1 cm.), 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 24 3/4 in. (629 mm.). Width of nut is 1 5/8 in. (41 mm.). 100% original including the oft-missing vibrato arm-very fine overall with only some light checking and a few tiny dings. Paint and pickguard have yellowed slightly, otherwise very nice color, a beautifully preserved guitar. Excellent + Condition.