Gibson Vintage Melody Maker Sunburst Electric #83981 - Used  From Gibson Guitars

An early 60's Gibson Melody Maker in very good condition in the original case!

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Condition: Used, Very Good (Tuners, Bridge, and Knobs have been replaced, but includes originals)

Could play this one all day chunky - but not too chunky neck - Feels great in your hands.

Surprisingly full tone from that single coil bridge pickup.

Kind of a warm T-style tone !!!

 

About Manufacturer

Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.

Specifications

Model: Melody Maker

Serial: 83981

Year: 1962/63

Weight: 5.9 lbs

Body Material: Mahogany

Top Material:

Body Finish:

Color: Sunburst

Neck Material: Mahogany

Neck Shape: Medium

Scale Length: 24 3/4"

Fingerboard Material: Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius: 12"

Fingerboard Inlay: Mother of Peal Dots

Number of Frets: 22

Nut Material: Bone

Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Bridge/Tailpiece: Wrap-Over Two-Point

Tuners: Kluson Deluxe (Original 3-Plate Tuners Included)

Number of Pickups: 1

Neck Pickup:

Bridge Pickup: Melody Maker Single-Coil

Controls: Volume, Tone

Hardware: Chrome

Case: Original Chipboard