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Melody Maker and J-50 acoustic

1968 Gibson 'It Goes Where You Go' catalog, page 6

Gibson 1968 "it goes where you go" pamphlet. Page 6 - Gibson entry level models. The popularly priced Gibson Melody Maker solid-body and the J-50 flat top acoustic. Two guitars keeping true to Gibson's standard of workmanship, but at a low-mid level price point.

The Melody Maker was listed here as available in Pelham Blue and Fire Engine Red, as shown here - though the 1967 and 1968 price lists describes Pelham Blue and Sparkling Burgundy. Melody Maker sales dropped considerably in this period, and by 1970, all Melody Makers were finished in translucent Walnut. See the Melody Maker D in the 1970 Electric Solid Bodies brochure.

As was the case with images earlier in this brochure, the images below were first used on pages 11 and 30 of the 1966 catalogue.

June 1968 US zone 1 prices were: Gibson Melody Maker D $199.50, J-50 $250.

1968 Gibson 'It Goes Where You Go' catalog, page 6: Gibson Melody Maker and J-50 acoustic
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1964 Vintage Gibson J50 ADJ Dreadnaught Acoustic Guitar excellent condition

1964 Vintage Gibson J50 ADJ Dreadnaught Acoustic Guitar excellent condition

Hopewell, New Jersey, 085**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$6300

1964 Vintage Gibson J50 ADJ Dreadnaught Acoustic Guitar excellent condition
This 59 ½ year old guitar Vintage Gibson J50 ADJ was barely played! Awesome condition. The pictures don??t do her justice. There are very few signs of use or age for that matter. Please see the pictures
SN#168237 places her at 1964 almost 60 years old. The action is on the lower side, and she has a straight neck, rounded shoulders and a sweet body! Just grab her by the G string and you won??t want to let go.... more
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Gibson  J-50 Acoustic Guitar 1965 Gibson Hard Case pro setup Martin strings

Gibson J-50 Acoustic Guitar 1965 Gibson Hard Case pro setup Martin strings

Hopewell, New Jersey, 085**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4985

From the personal collection of Sound Investments USA LLC

Beautiful 1965 Vintage Gibson J50 acoustic guitar with a pro setup and brand-new Martin Strings ( 012- 054 80 / 20 Bronze)
While there are a few finish chips in the finish as shown on the rear of the neck and just a few on guitar. The frets are in excellent condition showing very little wear if any. The action is set in an awesome low position to play easily up and down the neck. The neck is straight and true. Normal ... more
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1965 Gibson J-50 ADJ

1965 Gibson J-50 ADJ

Loveland, Ohio, 451**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4395

1965 Gibson J-50 ADJ, Natural Spruce top, 1 64 inches wide at the nut, Adjustable bridge with White ceramic insert, Some checking on the sides, Rings out and sounds great, VG+, Newer hard case... more
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1967 Gibson Full Line Retail Price List Les Paul SG Trini Lopez J-50 ORIGINAL

1967 Gibson Full Line Retail Price List Les Paul SG Trini Lopez J-50 ORIGINAL

Hopewell, New Jersey, 085**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$79

1967 Gibson Full Line Retail Price List Les Paul SG Trini Lopez J-50 ORIGINALHandling fee is for shipping insurance only
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1967 Gibson J50 ADJ Natural

1967 Gibson J50 ADJ Natural

Nazareth, Pennsylvania, 180**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3995

Just in is this great 1967 Gibson J50 ADJ acoustic guitar
Quick Details
Nut width 1 9 / 16th inch
Depth at 1st fret 0 80
Depth at 10th Fret 0 96
This 67 Gibson j50 ADJ is in very nice shape and shows minimal wear for it's age
The body has very light checking on it and has a thin crack in the finish by the bridge(pictured)
There is no structural cracks or breaks in the guitar
Has original pickguard with Gibson logo on it
The neck set is good and is set with good ... more
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Rare Vintage 1968 Gibson J50 Acoustic Guitar - excellent condition!

Rare Vintage 1968 Gibson J50 Acoustic Guitar - excellent condition!

Lafayette, California, 945**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4950

Listed for sale is a 1968 Gibson J-50 acoustic guitar in excellent condition. The J-50 is the Gibson model used by Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Brad Paisley, John Hiatt and many others to create their iconic sound on their early recordings. The J-50 is essentially a blond version of the J-45
My father in law is the 2nd owner of this guitar. The original owner used it to barter for medical care from my father in law's dad, who was a country doctor in Iowa and who gave the guitar to my father ... more
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Gibson j 50 1951 vintage, incredible tone, players dream, j45

Gibson j 50 1951 vintage, incredible tone, players dream, j45

San Diego, California, 921**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$5999

Incredible 1951 vintage Gibson j50 up for your consideration. This one has been played but the previous owner babied it the way it should have been. Besides some honest play wear around the sound hole this one is in fantastic condition. Perfect action at the twelfth fret, lots of saddle this one is ready to go for the next 72 years. Beautiful aged checking in the original finish, light scratches, tiny dings, overall in very good condition for the age. Incredible, woody, aged magical tone is ... more
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Gibson J-50 Deluxe Acoustic Guitar 1980 with hard case

Gibson J-50 Deluxe Acoustic Guitar 1980 with hard case

Winchester, Virginia, 226**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1695

Wow, what a player's guitar. Low action and lots of resonance. This guitar sounds amazing. All you have to do is take it out the case, tune and play!
Note: The guitar is from 1980 and has typical wear and a few bumps, scratches and nicks. The bridge had some work and a small repair in the back .This does not have any impact on the sound or playability. See the pictures for the best description of any issues. Also, look us up and give us a ring if you would like to discuss the ... more
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ORIGINAL 1967 Gibson Melody Maker SG Pelham Blue OHSC - BEST ONE ON EBAY - LOOK!

ORIGINAL 1967 Gibson Melody Maker SG Pelham Blue OHSC - BEST ONE ON EBAY - LOOK!

Santa Rosa, California, 954**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$5000

Hello and welcome to my auction!
Here we have an incredible time capsule
This is a 1967 Gibson dual pickup Melody Maker Deluxe with vibrola in Pelham Blue Metallic
Serial number #00695X
This color turns green over time and is one of the rarest colors that Gibson offered. Highly prized!
There is some crazing in the varnish on the back of neck near the heal and some on the lower back on the back of the body
A few minor dings and digs front and back, and a small one on the ... more
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1969 Gibson J-50 Vintage Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar w /  Case

1969 Gibson J-50 Vintage Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar w / Case

Seattle, Washington, 981**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4000

Up for sale, a 1969 Gibson J-50 in exceptional condition, complete with the original hardshell case. Structurally identical to a J-45 and marketed by Gibson as an upgrade from that venerable dreadnought with a Natural-finished X-braced spruce top, this particular J-50 features the traditional Gibson tonewood pairing of solid mahogany back and sides and a solid spruce top
Originally an "ADJ" model with an adjustable saddle, this Gibson has been retrofitted with a proper belly-up carved ... more
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Gibson Melody Maker D Electric Guitar Vintage 1968 Cardinal Red 2 Pickup Model

Gibson Melody Maker D Electric Guitar Vintage 1968 Cardinal Red 2 Pickup Model

Spring Hill, Florida, 346**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2300

Original & Repair Free!
1968 Gibson Melody Maker D Double Pickup Electric Guitar
Original Cardinal Red Finish
SN 900302
Weighs: 6 Pounds, 14 Ounces
Nut Width: 1-9 / 16 "
Comes With Vintage Hard Case Pictured
Plays & Sounds Great Without Issue
No Repairs Or Refinishing
PLEASE DO NOT mistake picture glare for flaws . If you think you're seeing something not mentioned in this listing, please ask!!
There are lots of pics available, so when you receive it, its... more
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GIBSON J 50 SUNBURST ACOUSTIC GUITAR   1969 BEAUTFUL CONDITION HARD CASE

GIBSON J 50 SUNBURST ACOUSTIC GUITAR 1969 BEAUTFUL CONDITION HARD CASE

Howard, Ohio, 430**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$8500

GIBSON J 50 ACOUSTIC GUITAR WITH CASE 1969. The serial number is 564344 on back head stock Please check this number for yourself. This j 50 from what I have researched is from mid 60s / 1969. The guitar is in excellent condition. There are a few varnish checks and some blemish rubs here and there I tried to show them. A couple of dents on neck where a capo was used. (see photos) Comes with the hard shell case as shown, may be original
We are downsizing and selling 50 years of collecting ... more
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Gibson Melody Maker D Electric Guitar Vintage 1967 Black 2 Pickup Model Vibrola

Gibson Melody Maker D Electric Guitar Vintage 1967 Black 2 Pickup Model Vibrola

Wilmington, Delaware, 198**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2000

For sale is 1967 Gibson Melody Maker D w / Vibrola. This guitar was repainted Black in the 1980's and some parts have been replaced. The price is fair for a guitar that sells for $3-4k today.... more
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Vintage 1968  /  1969 Gibson J50 Acoustic Guitar J-50

Vintage 1968 / 1969 Gibson J50 Acoustic Guitar J-50

Springville, New York, 141**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2199

Vintage 1968 / 1969 Gibson J50. We're going with 1969 since it has the square shoulders. Great condition. All original. No cracks. Plays and sounds awesome. Action at the 12th fret low E is 5 / 32 and 1 / 16 on the high E. Frets are in great shape. Some dings and scratches here and there but overall great condition. Includes vintage hard case. Please email questions.
... more
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1967? GIBSON J-50?  NATURAL ACOUSTIC GUITAR, Serial #887

1967? GIBSON J-50? NATURAL ACOUSTIC GUITAR, Serial #887

Kansas City, Missouri, 641**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1495

This Gibson J-50? acoustic guitar is a true classic, with a natural finish that highlights its timeless beauty. The guitar has a serial number of 887 , indicating that it was likely made in 1967 or thereabouts. It features a warm, rich tone that makes it a pleasure to play and a joy to listen to The guitar has been well-maintained and is in excellent shape, with no significant scratches, dents, or other damage. It comes with its original case, which is also in good condition. Whether you're a ... more
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Gibson Melody Maker SG white, With Hardshell Case.

Gibson Melody Maker SG white, With Hardshell Case.

Sacramento, California, 958**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$850

Gibson Melody Maker, Excellent condition! Comes with Hardshell Case!
This Gibson Melody Maker SG in a stunning white finish is sure to turn heads. With its solid body type and 6 string configuration, this right-handed guitar is perfect for any musician looking to add a high-quality instrument to their collection. The Gibson SG series is known for its iconic sound and sleek design, making it a favorite among guitarists worldwide. This Melody Maker model is no exception, delivering a full range... more
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1969 Gibson SG Melody Maker D mit seltener original kundenspezifischer Oberfläche

1969 Gibson SG Melody Maker D mit seltener original kundenspezifischer Oberfläche

Genève, 1***, SWITZERLAND

$3700

1969 Gibson SG Melody Maker D electric guitar in a rare custom dark red burst finish
A beautiful guitar in great condition, the only damage is a small knock on the peghead. One volume knob has been replaced, and some of the original screws are a little rusted (purely cosmetic). It sounds fantastic while being easy to play.
Serial number: 857892 ?? die-stamped on peghead rear. The serial number of this instrument could indicate a date of manufacture in the year 1966 or 1969, but is ... more
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Gibson 1967 J-50 Acoustic Guitar

Gibson 1967 J-50 Acoustic Guitar

Wilmslow, UNITED KINGDOM

£1950

Gibson 1967 J-50 Acoustic Electric Guitar
A rare J-50 sold as a ?second?? in 1967 - probably to a Gibson factory worker. The only flaw on this instrument, however, is the beautiful aging that comes from an instrument over 50 years old that has become better with age
The natural finish J-50 is a popular model representing Gibson acoustics that has been in continuous production for nearly 80 years, along with the J-45
16-inch round shoulder body with spruce top, mahogany sides, mahogany... more
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Gibson J-50 1950 - original Vintage - a cannon of a guitar - check Video

Gibson J-50 1950 - original Vintage - a cannon of a guitar - check Video

Michelstadt, 64***, GERMANY

€6590


Gibson J-50 1950
Gibson J-50 1950 ?? a cool Roundshoulder Vintage Dreadnought. A fabulous player with a great vintage sound!
The Gibson J-50 features the same specifications as its sunburst sibling, the Gibson J-45. It is the so called workhorse among the Gibson guitar family ?? it will never let you down, always ready when you need it
Bob Dylan, John Hiatt, Brad Paisley ?? the list of the famous players is very long
This Gibson J-50 1950 is a real gem with character in ... more
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Gibson SG Melody Maker

Gibson SG Melody Maker

Alsdorf, 52***, GERMANY

€780

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Zum Verkauf steht eine gebrauchte Gibson SG Melody Maker, hergestellt im Jahr 2011 in USA
Dieses Instrument befindet sich in einem sehr guten technischen Zustand. Die Oberfläche zeigt lediglich leichte Gebrauchsspuren auf. Die Bünde sind in gutem Zustand und garantieren ein reibungsloses Spielerlebnis. Der passende Gibson Gigbag ist im Lieferumfang enthalten.
Das Gewicht der Gitarre liegt bei 3, 10Kg
Wir laden Sie herzlich dazu ... more
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1977 Gibson ES Artist prototypeNot to be confused with the Gibson ES Artist launched by Gibson in 1979; this ES Artist was an early model designed by the Gibson research and development team in Kalamazoo in 1977, the instruments themselves constructed by Gibson artist Chuck Burge. It was planned for launch as a high end semi acoustic with 335-style construction (central maple block) and innovative circuitry - but was pulled at the last minute, being deemed too expensive. Apparently, several examples were produced with varying specifications, though exactly how many actually left the Kalamazoo plant is unclear. Certainly two guitars were sold to LaVonne Music by Gibson in around 1980. Read more about the development of this guitar, with details from Chuck Burge and the story of it's sale to LaVonne music

1959 Hofner Committee

1959 Hofner CommitteeThe Hofner Committee was a truly beautiful guitar produced in Germany, primarily for the UK market. It was a large bodied (initially 17 1/2") guitar with a carved spruce top, available as an acoustic or electric guitar. By the early sixties the carved top was replaced with a laminate, and although still a very fine guitar, the earlier carved top examples, with frondose headstock (like the example shown here) are far more highly prized amongst musicians and vintage guitar collectors.

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins TennesseanThe Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean, or model 6119 was Gretsch's best selling hollow body of the 1960s. This wonderfully faded example from 1965 was originally Dark Cherry Red, but has turned a mid-orange brown. The original color, however, can be seen underneath the pickup surrounds. 1965 specs: maple body, two-piece neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard and Hi-Lo 'Tron single coil pickups. Nickel plated Gretsch Bigsby tailpiece.

1965 Gretsch 'For the Spectacular Sound of the Times' guitar and amp catalog

1965 Gretsch catalogThe 1965 Gretsch catalog, or catalog #32, featured 10 hollow body electric guitars, including the newly launched Gretsch Viking; four solid body electrics, including the Astro Jet - making it's only catalog appearance; just one bass, the single pickup PX6070; nine acoustics and 12 tube amplifiers. Pride of place went to the Chet Atkins Country Gentleman that adorned both the front and back covers. 24 pages, six of which are in full color.

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret ends

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret endsLoose frets are especially problematic in certain old guitars, but are generally very easy to fix. You'll be amazed at the difference you can make with just a few tools, a bit of knowledge, and a little time. Fixing loose frets can eliminate fret buzz, remove sharp fret ends, and greatly improve the tone of any guitar. If your luthier bill will be greater than the value of your guitar, definitely time to have a go yourself!

1966 Hagstrom 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog (Merson USA)

1966 Hagstrom guitar catalogHagstrom guitars were distributed in the mid-1960s United States by Merson of USA. This eight page 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog, printed in two-colors contained six solid body electrics, three solid body basses, two electric acoustic guitars, two electric acoustic basses and five acoustics.

1965 Hofner President

1965 Hofner PresidentThe President was produced by Hofner in Bubenreuth, Germany, specifically for Selmer, who distributed the brand in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and other commonwealth nations. The President was a hollow body electric acoustic, available as a full body or thinline, and with blonde or brunette finish. It was a great playing guitar that sold fairly well in the second half of the 1950s, throughout the 1960s, and into the very early 1970s. The example shown here is a full-body depth guitar in blonde - and as a 1965 guitar, one of the last to feature the rounded Venetian cutaway. From late 1965 until 1972, the President sported a sharp Florentine cut. Naturally, such an electric acoustic suggests jazz and blues, but many of the original British Hofner President players were part of the rock 'n roll, skiffle and beat scenes of the late 50s and early 60s.

1963 1964 Fender catalog

Fender 1963 catalogue"The Choice of Professional and Student Musicians Everywhere" This eight page catalogue was included as an insert in the 1963 annual "school music" issue of Downbeat magazine (September 1963). As well as keyboards and pedal steels, this catalog contains seven guitars, three basses and ten amplifiers - from student guitars such as the Musicmaster and Duotone to professional models like the new Jaguar.