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

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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


US ebay listings

Gibson Melody Maker D "Wide Pickups" β

Current price: $4757.00
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Time left: 1d 15h 49m
1960 Gibson Melody Maker D (#GIE0521)

Current price: $3995.00
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Time left: 6d 6h 3m
Signed Joan Jett Gibson Melody Maker Guitar

Current price: $3500.00
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Time left: 25d 4h 55m
1960 Gibson Melody Maker D (#GIE0611)

Current price: $3295.00
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Time left: 28d 3h 44m
1959 GIBSON MELODY MAKER MAGICAL YEAR VINTAGE & RARE SINGLE CUT NICE CHUNKY NECK

Current price: $3289.00
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Time left: 11d 23h 5m
1961 Gibson Melody Maker (#GIE0486)

Current price: $2995.00
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Time left: 1d 20m
1964 Gibson Melody Maker (#GIE0466)

Current price: $2995.00
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Time left: 27d 3h 39m
1960 GIBSON MELODY MAKER VINTAGE & RARE SINGLE CUT NICE WIDE NECK

Current price: $2989.00
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Time left: 13d 23h 34m
1961 Gibson Melody Maker Double Pickup Single Cutaway Sunburst

Current price: $2899.00
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Time left: 24d 3h 20m
1965 Gibson Melody Maker D (#GIE0304)

Current price: $2895.00
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Time left: 9d 41m
VINTAGE ORIGINAL 1960 GIBSON MELODY MAKER D DOUBLE SINGLECUT SUNBURST

Current price: $2699.00
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Time left: 27d 23h 18m
1965 Gibson Melody Maker Cardinal Red (#GIE0703)

Current price: $2695.00
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Time left: 8d 2h 11m
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UK ebay listings

1960 Gibson Melody Maker D (#GIE0521)

Current price: £2659.96
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Time left: 6d 6h 3m
1960 Gibson Melody Maker D (#GIE0611)

Current price: £2193.89
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Time left: 28d 3h 44m
1959 GIBSON MELODY MAKER MAGICAL YEAR VINTAGE & RARE SINGLE CUT NICE CHUNKY NECK

Current price: £2189.89
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Time left: 11d 23h 5m
1961 Gibson Melody Maker (#GIE0486)

Current price: £1994.14
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Time left: 1d 20m
1964 Gibson Melody Maker (#GIE0466)

Current price: £1994.14
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Time left: 27d 3h 39m
1960 GIBSON MELODY MAKER VINTAGE & RARE SINGLE CUT NICE WIDE NECK

Current price: £1990.15
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Time left: 13d 23h 34m
1965 Gibson Melody Maker D (#GIE0304)

Current price: £1927.56
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Time left: 9d 41m
Original Vintage 1961 Gibson Melody Maker 1959 1960

Current price: £1795.00
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Time left: 9d 8m
1965 Gibson Melody Maker Cardinal Red (#GIE0703)

Current price: £1794.39
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Time left: 8d 2h 11m
1961 Gibson Melody Maker (#GIE0442)

Current price: £1727.81
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Time left: 16d 3h 13m
BRIGGS AVATAR - DOUBLE CUTAWAY- CUSTOM HANDBUILT LES PAUL MELODY MAKER PLATFORM

Current price: £1717.16
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Time left: 27d 5h 19m
1964 GIBSON MELODY MAKER DOUBLE PICK-UP RARE EXCELLENT

Current price: £1657.23
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Time left: 22h 33m
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German ebay listings

Original GIBSON SG MELODY MAKER 2011 ! Kein Epiphone , LTD , ESP !

Current price: €480.00

Time left: 8d 4h 52m
1983 Gibson Melody Maker, very rare Model, P94, vintage, USA made

Current price: €1099.00
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Time left: 27d 21h 43m
Gibson Melody Maker Satin Ebony, Planet waves lockingtuners

Current price: €382.00
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Time left: 3d 19h 19m
Gibson Melody Maker mit Koffer und Dirty Fingers Pickup

Current price: €328.00
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Time left: 1d 20h 42m
1968 Gibson SG Melody Maker - Burgundy Metallic

Current price: €2245.00
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Time left: 8d 22h 12m
70's BROWN CASE fits GIBSON MELODY MAKER STYLE 2 MODELS

Current price: €125.00
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Time left: 8d 20h 48m
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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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