Gibson Melody Maker 3/4 Sunburst 1959

Short-Scale 6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson Melody Maker 3/4 Sunburst 1959

Vintage

Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: Original
Body Material: Mahogany
Body Details: Solid two piece mahogany body
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .87" (1st fret), .93" (12th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"
Nut Width: 1-1/2"
Scale Length: 22 3/4"
Neck Details: Set-in mahogany neck with unbound Brazilian rosewood fretboard, dot inlays, and headstock truss rod adjustment. The tuners have been replaced, leaving some open screw holes on the back of the headstock. The tuner holes have also been reamed out for modern 10mm bushings.
Electronics: Original single coil bridge pickup and original electronics, with master volume and tone controls. Some solder joints appear to have been touched up. The pot codes date to 1959.
Pickup Measurements: 7.5k
Hardware: The tuners, bridge, knobs, and strap buttons have all been replaced.
Weight: 6lbs 2oz
Modifications/Repairs: -The tuners, bridge, knobs, and strap buttons have been replaced
Case Details: Chipboard Case
Cosmetic Condition: This vintage Gibson electric guitar shows nice aging, with attractive checking, natural finish chips, and other signs of wear on the original glossy finish. The back of the body has moderate buckle rash, and the sides of the body have various small dents and dings. The back of the neck is glossy and nicely worn, with some small finish chips and dings present.
Serial Number: 934494
Tech Notes: The guitar plays well with low action and optimal neck relief, and the original frets are moderately low with light play wear. The serial number dates the guitar to 1959.
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