1962 Gibson Melody Maker – Sunburst

Serial number: 76361

Condition: VERY GOOD – nicely conserved – case with missing handle.

Upgrades/modifications: NONE


Gibson Melody Maker,  double cutaway 3-tone Sunburst finish, including a Vibrola Tremolo, in beautiful condition and in perfect working order. All electrics and soldering are original. This guitar features solid Honduran mahogany body construction with a Brazilian rosewood fingerboard incl. 22 original frets in excellent condition. The sweet-sounding single coil pickup combine a Fender-esque snap and twang with the fuller midrange and low end punch that mahogany provides. The finish on the front of the guitar is very clean, with a slight patina and a minimal amount of light checking, the back-side, -body and neck, are nice and clean beside a bit of wear, actually it is an amazing sounding Junior MM !Comes in original faux alligator skin case with missing handle.


The 1962 Gibson Melody Maker with Vibrola tremolo is a classic electric guitar that exudes the essence of the early 1960s. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this model showcases the iconic design elements and features that have made Gibson a legendary name in the world of guitars.

The body of the Melody Maker is constructed from solid mahogany, providing a warm and resonant tonal foundation. Its single-cutaway shape offers comfortable access to the upper frets, allowing players to explore a wide range of musical possibilities. The vintage sunburst finish adds a touch of timeless elegance to the guitar’s appearance.

Equipped with a single dog-ear P-90 pickup in the bridge position, the Melody Maker delivers a punchy and articulate sound that captures the essence of rock ‘n’ roll from that era. The P-90’s distinctive single-coil character is perfect for generating gritty overdrive tones and expressive cleans alike. The guitar features a straightforward control layout, with a volume and tone knob to shape your sound.

One of the standout features of this particular model is the Vibrola tremolo system. The Vibrola adds a dynamic and expressive element to your playing, allowing you to create shimmering vibrato and subtle pitch variations. It’s a hallmark of the era and adds both visual appeal and functional versatility to the guitar.

The comfortable and slim neck profile of the Melody Maker is carved from mahogany, providing a smooth and effortless playing experience. The rosewood fretboard features dot inlays, contributing to the guitar’s classic aesthetic.

Whether you’re strumming chords, ripping solos, or exploring a range of musical genres, the 1962 Gibson Melody Maker with Vibrola tremolo offers a vintage-inspired platform for your creativity. Its rich history and iconic features make it a sought-after instrument for collectors, enthusiasts, and players who appreciate the charm of a bygone era.


  • Sunburst nitro laquer 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”/ 1.006” at 12th fret
  • Original frets in excellent condition
  • 1 original single coil pickup
  • Pot codes* are dated to 1962
  • 2 gold tp hat knobs
  • Tremolo tailpiece with compensated bridge
  • Original 3 in a Row Atrip tuners
  • Original one layer black pick-guard
  • Weight is at 5.60 Lb – or 2.540 kg
  • Original faux alligator skin case with missing handle.

* Manufacturing date codes and interior pics are available per request: e-mail