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  1. sorry about the Dates i meant to put 1959 to 1971 end of production, double cutaways started in 1961

  2. Like jim says who are you to believe,everyone must b talk-n out there butt -except- him

  3. Manny i was just stating that you model shown could be earlier than 60,and on the mid 60s to 61 it had seem to me i read somewhere that they had changed style in mid 60s kinda like you could get a new 66 mustang while it is still 65,I had got my info from Gibson Melody Maker- Wikipedia and not from the gibsonvintage.com site where ever that is and accord-n to Wiki MELODY MAKER started in 1959

  4. this model could be a 60s and not a 59 the double cutaway started in mid to early 60s the 59s had a single cut away also, but was called the les paul jr. GIB has a site --google-- GIBSON DATERS PROJECT site this will help you identify year by numbers on back of head stock.
  5. in my opinion and not to be disagreeing wit scales you might have a 59 les paul jr. according to gib website melody makers with double cut away didn't come out until mid 60s it started out as a les paul jr. and by look-n @ the tuners and over all condition (do not refinish) more value in original.i would say its leaning more to the 59 side
  6. PumpJocky tobacco sunburst was in production until the end of 64,65 saw a new larger body style sharper horns and a fat butt at the bottom,along wit a cherry color,this only lasted 1 year for color.
  7. Mr Toner S/G started in 1970 when it replaced the

    gibson melody maker if you do not knoe the date there is several ways to.Gibson has a site GIBSON daters project that you can google this will tell you how to date serial no.on back of head stock another way is to remove the back cover containing volume/tone pods they will have a code no.stamped Guitologist on youtube could give some hints?

  8. try rosa string works on youtube he has made several one of a kind guitars i'm sure he has a contact section on his site?

  9. Austin sorry bout that is was try-n to find pics on the brief description block your friend that said J-50 is most likely right as of what to do

  10. Austin wheres the pics? ( member)- Ear Popper

  11. Gasoline flame,check out my post EAR POPPER about Melody Makers,i have had two of them and did a lot of research on this subject there seems 2-b-not a lot of melody makers in this cat.

  12. rfori i would go with a replace neck deal say from warmoth or your guitar guy or try and take it on yourself to save money Rosa string works on youtube shows you how to plus remov-n all the not suppose-2-b-there screws and remove-n fret board could wind up cost-n more than the neck replacment

  13. Lizzard dude do you have these pics posted with your description page?

  14. sorry about your dad mine also just passed a year back you need to list a little bit more info on subject ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC-single/double cutaway/etc.the best way is to take a pic and post it in your description area that way others can look

  15. F/E on regaurds to your S/G look inside where the volume/tone pods are,on back of cap there should (b) a stamped no.in code it has the date they where installed then contact GUITOLOGIST on youtube he can tell you how to decipher

  16. if it has double cutaway and looks like a S/G i would say its in the 70s if its shaped like a les paul but thin in depth it could go back to the mid to late 50s (open back control panel and look at the backs of the volume or tone pods there is awalys is a stamped no. in code for the date they was installed unless those have been changed 2,a good person to contact on youtube is guitologist

  17. us 0 reps have a ways to go b-4 any of the oldsters take a gander

  18. partyman check out Rosa string works on youtube he does refrets and repairs,iventure to say he knows the correct wire size for this year you have keep it orgi.

  19. Reading through some forums, I came across a chart that had dates on the years that the Melody Maker first came into production, till the end of that era, the list went like this (59 to 60 single cut away les paul jr.) (60 to 64 double cut away) ( late 64 to 65 body style changed, and end of tobacco sunburst color,it was cherry color for 1 year to 65 ) (66 and onward fire engine red & light blue, stayed pretty much the same till 70s end of production) 70s melody maker replaced by the S/G, i found this on winpeida or however they spell it, my real quest was to find out what (styles) of Klusons they used on said above model, reason being My dad back in 1962 received a brand new tobacco sunburst Melody Maker straight from the music store still fresh in the box, my mother bought it for him as a Christmas present when she brought it out rapped in paper it was obvious what it was and the first thing i thought was boy this is mine how wrong i was,I was only 8 at the time but kept my cool, the guitar never left the farm for repair or mods, until a few 15 years or so, it was handed down to me, and like a fool because it wouldn't stay in tune i removed the tuners, stored them away for safe keeping and replaced them with Grovers, Kluson had several styles of tuners no line single line and double line the real clincher the ones i kept where the double line ,so when i looked these up on the kluson site they had double line (1963)in bold lettering, and to make it more harder,underneath this they had 64 to 65 may i get struck by a lightning bolt if i am tell-n a fib when i say that it was never taken in for repairs or mods, if i might say Gibson was a major client of kluson and had first dibs on the new line before 63 thats the only way i can explain them be-n on that guitar from the get go 1 more thing this set of tuners has plastic tulip heads and not the all metal ones, does someone out there have one like this ? EAR POPPER
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