Gibson 1960 Single Cutaway Melody Maker Electric Guitar – Sunburst Finish & New Refret!

Gibson 1960 Single Cutaway Melody Maker Electric Guitar – Sunburst Finish & New Refret!

$2,699.00

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Here's a Vintage Gibson 1960 Single Cutaway Melody Maker Electric Guitar - newly  Re-Fretted!  With OHSC ( one broken latch). A great player guitar at a good price!

Overview

The original Gibson Melody Maker was first launched in 1959 and discontinued in 1971. Its purpose was as an even cheaper alternative to the Gibson Les Paul Junior which was itself introduced as a student model in 1954. From its inception it had a thin slab-style mahogany body and a glued in one-piece mahogany set neck. All the electronics, from the small "Fender style" single-coil pickups to the cable jack, were assembled on the pickguard and installed in a rout in the front of the body. The strings ran from a straight-sided simplification of the traditional Gibson headstock at one end to a wraparound bridge/tailpiece unit at the other.

From 1959 until 1961, the Melody Maker had a single cutaway slab body style similar to the early Les Paul Junior model but thinner. In 1961 the body style changed to a symmetrical double cutaway; the single cutaway model was discontinued. The body style was changed again in 1966 to that of the Gibson SG. Colloquially known as the SG Melody Maker, it gained the SG's pointed "horns", while a large white scratchplate and white pickup covers replaced the black.

Modifications:

-refret

-repaired headstock

-fixed wiring

-replaced tuners

-new VIP Pots

-changed strap pins

Specifications:

WEIGHT 6.13 LBS

NUT WIDTH  1.70”

DEPTH:

1ST FRET= .86”

12TH FRET = .96”

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