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For guitars made prior to 1977 use the extended search function.

For all dates, you will need to look at the construction technique and components used to get a more precise date of manufacture.

the Melody Maker had a single cutaway slab body style similar to the early Les Paul Junior model but thinner.

In 1961 the body style changed to a symmetrical double cutaway, resembling a Gretsch 6122 or a Danelectro Shorthorn; the single cutaway model was discontinued.

In 1959 the gibson melody maker had a single round cutaway very similar to the it had a 7/8" single coil oblong pickup with a black cover fitted close to the tailpiece bar , knobs on pickguard , fingerboards had dot inlays and were made in a dark sunburst finish .( Melody maker 3/4 size short scale versions were also available )In 1960 the pickups got a little smaller and were narrowed to 5/8" , 2 pickup versions were available shortly after .

In 1962 the melody maker d (double cutaway) design was introduced with 2 rounded horns pointed away from the neck and two versions were available with one or two pickups , these guitars were made in sunburst finishes and few in cherry .

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