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Gibson Melody Maker shipping data

Production totals and original prices for the Gibson Melody Maker guitar line

Gibson Melody Maker shipping data

The Gibson Melody Maker was shipped from 1959 until 1970, then reissued, briefly between 1977 and 1979.

  1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 Total
Melody Maker 1397 243 2390 2386 2278 3685 6753 3012 1332 338 316 376 24506
Melody Maker 3/4 1676 42 225 171 200 364 348; 158 73 14 46 39 3356
Melody Maker D   1196 1496 1611 1604 2528 4703 2499 1909 645 634 631 19456
Melody Maker 12                 27 123 40 20 210
Melody Maker III                 23 165 128 36 352
Total 3073 1481 4111 4168 4082 6577 11804 5669 3364 1285 1164 1102 47880


In 1977 the double cutaway Melody Maker D (two pickup was reissued) and shipped in small quantities compared to the 1960s original.

  1976 1977 1978 1979 Total
Melody Maker D 2 887 139 59 1087

Gibson Melody Maker guitar pricing

All prices quoted are United States zone 1

  1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
Melody Maker $99.50 $99.50 $99.50
$109.50
$109.50 $109.50
$119.50
$127.50 $127.50
$136.50
$136.50
$149.50
$159.50 $169.50 $179.50 $195
$225
Melody Maker 3/4 99.50 $99.50 $99.50
$109.50
$109.50 $109.50
$119.50
$127.50 $127.50
$136.50
$136.50
$149.50
$159.50 $169.50    
Melody Maker D   $135 $135
$147.50
$147.50 $147.50
$155
$165 $165
$174
$174
$179.50
$189.50 $199.50 $212.50 $225
$250
Melody Maker 12                 $189.50 $199.50 $210 $225
Melody Maker III                 $199.50 $214.50 $225.50 $245


  1977 1978 1979
Melody Maker D   $539 $569

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Gibson Melody Makers for sale


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1959 Vintage Gibson Melody Maker Sunburst w/ OSSC

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1968 Gibson SG Melody Maker 3 Electric Guitar Pelham Blue Finish ProRefinish

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Gibson MELODY MAKER EMS FREESHIPPING

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original 1964 Gibson Melody Maker 2 pickups! RARE CARDINAL RED!!!

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1959 Gibson Melody Maker Vintage REAL!!! 50's Les Paul Jr. Single Cut!!

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Gibson MELODY MAKER D 1967 Vintage w/Gigbag

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1963 GIBSON MELODY MAKER BEAUTIFUL CONDITION WITH NICE NON-GIBSON HARDSHELL CASE

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Gibson 2008 Joan Jett Les Paul Melody Maker in Mint Condition OHSC Worn White 

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Gibson Vintage 1963 Melody Maker Electric Guitar w/ Gator Case Worldwide Ship

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UK ebay listings

Gibson Melody Maker Guitar - 3/4 size Gibson Guitar from 1959

Current price: £1900.00
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1960 Gibson Melody Maker single cut away nice wide neck Sunburst

Current price: £1862.51
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1959 Vintage Gibson Melody Maker Sunburst w/ OSSC

Current price: £1385.27
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1968 Gibson SG Melody Maker 3 Electric Guitar Pelham Blue Finish ProRefinish

Current price: £1363.12
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EPIPHONE OLYMPIC MELODY MAKER - 1964 - VINTAGE EPIPHONE

Current price: £1199.00
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GIBSON JOAN JETT MELODY MAKER 2008 WORN WHITE MINT COND +HSC COLLECTOR GRADE

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1963 GIBSON MELODY MAKER BEAUTIFUL CONDITION WITH NICE NON-GIBSON HARDSHELL CASE

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Gibson 2008 Joan Jett Les Paul Melody Maker in Mint Condition OHSC Worn White 

Current price: £1073.59
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Gibson Vintage 1963 Melody Maker Electric Guitar w/ Gator Case Worldwide Ship

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Gibson Vintage early 1960's Melody Maker Electric Guitar & Gator Case

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Gibson Melody Maker 2 PICKUP Electric Guitar Vintage 1965 U.S.A.NICKLE HARDWARE!

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EPIPHONE /GIBSON ORIGINAL 1964 MELODY MAKER

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1968 Gibson SG Melody Maker - Burgundy Metallic

Current price: €2310.00
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1969 GIBSON SG MELODY MAKER -- made in USA

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Tolle Gibson Les Paul Melody Maker 2014 Charcoal Satin Pickup P-90SR/ST Alnico V

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GIBSON LES PAUL MELODY MAKER 2014 CGS CHARCOAL SATIN MAHAGONI KORPUS AHORN DECKE

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Gibson Les Paul Melody Maker 2014 - Wine Red Satin

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Gibson Les Paul Melody Maker 2014 - Manhattan Midnight

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There are 1 comments on this article so far. Add your comment
Adrian Bennett Comment left 30th July 2012 10:10:50
Did Gibson ever produce a twelve string doublecut Melody Maker (ie not SG style). When was the changeover from DC to SG? Trying to find some info on this.

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