The Gibson Melody Maker has always traditionally been the Gibson student instrument of choice, competing with the Musicmaster and Duo Sonic to be the first electric guitar of choice for budding players in the the 1950's and 60's. This 1961 Gibson Melody Maker is a great example of a rare 3/4 sized model, not seen anywhere near as often as their full sized counterparts. This guitar features the symmetrical double cutaway body shape introduced in 1961, before the model moved to the SG style body shape in the late '60s. The neck joins the body at the 12th fret, making it particularly comfortable to play. The original single coil pickups sound great and give you a completely different sound to any other Gibson guitar available at the time, with chimey, bright tone much more akin to that of a Fender single coil.
This guitar is in very good condition, with the kind of play wear and patina you would expect to see from an instrument of its age. This guitar is internally and externally original with the exception of one ground wire which has been re-soldered. As with all our vintage instrument, this guitar has been given a full service and set up by the Vintage Instrument Workshop and includes our 3 year warranty.