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 1964 Gibson Melody Maker is a great example of a twin pickup Melody Maker model, with the rounder body edges found post-1963. 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 Mahogany neck has a chunky profile for what would have been a student instrument, but is very comfortable to play and joins the body at the 16th fret. 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 bridge position and mellow single coil neck, much more akin to that of a Fender single coil guitar.
This guitar is in excellent condition, with barely any kind of play wear save for a patch of buckle rash on the rear of the body, and some minor wear to the front of the headstock. There is the usual light patina and lacquer checking, but this is certainly not excessive. This guitar appears internally and externally original, and retains its correct chipboard crocodile case, in equally excellent condition. 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.