1960 Gibson Melody Maker Sunburst

Serial # 0 8303

Condition/modification: VERY GOOD with some play ware. The wrape around bridge is a non original Gotoh model mij.

Note: the screws on the pickguard are untouched and nice rusty which gives it a great mojo vibe, actually I don’t feel like opening them to make pics of the pots, I’m 100% positive that it is untouched. If really requested i will though.


The 1960 Gibson Melody Maker Sunburst is a vintage electric guitar that captures the essence of the era with its classic design and rich tonal character. This particular model is highly sought after by guitar enthusiasts and collectors due to its historical significance and distinct features.

The body of the 1960 Gibson Melody Maker Sunburst is crafted from solid mahogany, which contributes to its warm and resonant tone. It features a single cutaway design, providing easy access to the upper frets and allowing for comfortable playability. The sunburst finish on the body showcases a beautiful blend of dark and light tones, creating a visually stunning instrument.

The neck of the Melody Maker is made from mahogany as well, offering a smooth playing experience. It is shaped in a comfortable, slim profile, making it ideal for players who prefer a fast and nimble neck. The fingerboard is typically made from rosewood, which adds a touch of richness to the overall aesthetic.

One standout feature of the 1960 Gibson Melody Maker Sunburst is its single-coil pickup. Located near the bridge, this pickup delivers a bright and articulate tone with excellent note definition. It’s perfect for a wide range of musical styles, including blues, rock, and country. The pickup is controlled by a volume and tone knob, allowing for simple yet effective tonal adjustments.

Other notable details include the vintage-style tuners, which ensure stable tuning, and a wraparound bridge that provides solid intonation and sustain. The Melody Maker Sunburst also exhibits the classic Gibson headstock shape and logo, adding to its vintage charm.

Overall, the 1960 Gibson Melody Maker Sunburst is a classic electric guitar that captures the spirit of the 1960s. Its combination of quality craftsmanship, vintage aesthetics, and versatile tone make it a highly desirable instrument for musicians and collectors alike.


All original GibsonMelody Maker in 2-tone Sunburst finish. This is the last model with the desired Les Paul style single cutaway body. Actually this 1960 Melody Maker has the same dimensions as the 59 model, thick C-shaped neck profil, single-cutaway, single-coil pickup. All electrics and soldering are original. The finish on the front of the guitar is pretty clean, with a slight patina and a minimal amount of light checking, the back-side got a bit of wear, in particular on the back of the neck and on the body edges, it is pure mojo though. 22 frets in good condition.

Comes with original blue soft case, decorated with some creative designs, done by unknown artist, signs of the time.

  • Sunburst nitro lacquer finish
  • 1-Piece single-cutaway mahogany body
  • 1-Piece mahogany neck (setneck) full-scale – 62.5cm
  • Nut width. is 1 11/16”
  • Scale length is 24 3/4”
  • Neck depth at 1st fret  is 0.85” / 1.00” at 12th fret
  • Original frets in excellent condition
  • Original single coil pickup
  • Pot codes* are dated to 1960
  • 2 gold tp hat knobs
  • Repro wraparound bridge
  • Original 3 in a Row Atrip tuners
  • Original one layer black pick-guard
  • Weight is at 5.640 Lbs – or 2560 g
  • Original blue soft case

All guitars are professionally inspected and set up, ensuring optimal playability and performance.

*Manufacturing date codes and interior pics are available per request.

Weight 8 kg
Dimensions 130 × 55 × 20 cm