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Gibson Melody Maker-D Solid Body Electric Guitar (1967)
Gibson Melody Maker-D Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1967), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 006980, sparkling burgundy finish, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, original black soft shell case.
The final version of The Melody Maker, Gibson's entry level solid body debuted in 1966 and carried up through the end of the decade. These were the most visually striking of the series, using the standard SG body shape finished in eye-catching metallic paint finishes-Sparkling Burgandy (a dark red) in this case. The double pickup Melody Maker D is rather more versatile than its single-pickup brethren-With a slim neck, two single coil pickupd and vibrato this is a lean little rock machine; not as crunchy-sounding as most SG's but potent in its own right. A great value in a solid body at the time, an equally fine value in a 45-year old vintage Gibson today.
Overall length is 39 in. (99.1 cm.), 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 24 3/4 in. (629 mm.). Width of nut is 1 5/8 in. (41 mm.). 100% original including the often-missing vibrato arm. Very fine overall with only some light checking and a few dings. Paint still has very good color, almost no fade. White plastic pickguard has an area of strumwear that has yellowed slightly, with light scuffing. Overall a beautifully preserved guitar, with a somewhat flimsy but functional original SSC. Excellent + Condition.
Item # 4874
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