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  • Vintage 1960 1961 Gibson USA Melody Maker Tobacco Sunburst Guitar
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Vintage 1960 1961 Gibson USA Melody Maker Tobacco Sunburst Guitar


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Vintage 1960 1961 Gibson USA Melody Maker Tobacco Sunburst Guitar

Vintage 1960 1961 Gibson USA Melody Maker Tobacco Sunburst Guitar

This is an extremely good example of these early 1960s Gibson. We have checked the condition and the originality of this guitar and it is to a very high standard!

This is one of the first Melody Makers ever produced! With its launch in 1959, this is merely a year afterwards. It sports the single cutaway (later changed to double cutaway) thin slab-style mahogany body and one-piece mahogany neck, single single-coil pickup and wraparound bridge – it’s one for the enjoyed investments!

Serial number is 0 4381

Weighs in at 6.4lbs

This guitar has been checked over and restrung, where necessary, to make it a playable standard. To find out more about what our service includes, please check out our terms and conditions before purchasing.


Overall ‘very good’ condition. There are a few very small dings, as pictured, but no breaks or cracks! Very rare on a guitar like this, especially with the old style headstock! There are two small circular marks to the back, which looks like it could have been caused by a buckle of some sort. Nothing of significance, but please check the pictures.

Please have a close look at the high resolution photographs below, as these form part of our description.


Internally and externally original. A very rare occurrence!

At The Music Locker we will do all we can for you to get the instrument you want. You’re more than welcome to come along and have a play on this through one of our vintage amplifiers!

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The Music Locker prides itself on offering vintage and collectable pre-owned instruments and equipment (the Products).

We take all reasonable steps to ensure the equipment has been inspected by a competent person in the UK to ensure it complies with UK safety standards. This may mean it does not comply with the current standards in the country in which it will be subsequently used. It is the purchasers’ responsibility to ensure it is inspected by a competent person knowledgeable with the relevant electrical safety standards within that country, prior to connecting to any live electrical circuit.

It is the philosophy of The Music Locker to keep all items as original as possible, only changing original components when absolutely necessary. This includes valves, capacitors, transformers, potentiometers, frets, etc. This gives the buyer the option of tailoring to their exact needs, and may mean that the item is not operating at optimum performance levels. Therefore, your personal preference may differ, depending on your circumstances (i.e. collector or musician), and you may decide to service the item in more depth upon receiving.

The Music Locker cannot accept responsibility for any costs of refurbishment to a standard different to the one advertised.