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Gibson Melody Maker

Catalogue appearances

The Gibson Melody Maker was shown in Gibson guitar catalogues throughout the 1960s; and through these appearances the evolution of the guitar can clearly be seen. Click each image for a closer look at the respective catalogue, and the Gibson Melody Makers within.

1960 Gibson full line catalogueFrom the 1960 Gibson electric guitar and bass catalogue. This was the first catalogue appearance, and it shows the earliest single-cutaway body style

Greatest value ever in a Solid Body electric with full size neck and scale length

1962 Gibson full line catalogueFrom the 1962 Gibson electric guitar and bass catalogue. The model shown has the double cutaway body style, rather than the old single cutaway

Acclaimed by players, teachers and students for it's fine sound, big tone, sensitive pickup, feather-light touch and beautiful sunburst finish.

1964 Gibson electric guitar and bass catalogueFrom the 1964 Gibson electric guitar and bass catalogue

Ultra thin, contoured, double cutaway body, nickel-plated metal parts. Slim, fast, low action neck - with exclusive extra low frets - joins body at 16th fret. One-piece mahogany neck, adjustable truss rod. Rosewood fingerboard, pearl dot inlays.

Gibson 1966 Full Line catalogueFrom the 1966 Gibson full line catalogue - this was the first to show the new SG shaped Melody Maker, and the first in colour; but the majority of the catalogue description is unchanged, save for the colour options as below

Beautiful Fire Engine Red or Pelham Blue finish. Gibson Vibrola

1970 Gibson solid body catalogueThe 1970 Gibson solid body catalogue was the last appearance of the Melody Maker in a Gibson catalogue for very many years; soon to be replaced by the SG100, SG200 and SG250 guitars. It is only available in walnut finish.

 

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