Author Topic: '59 Melody Maker with "marks and scuffs"  (Read 156 times)

Dave W

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'59 Melody Maker with "marks and scuffs"
« on: July 27, 2017, 08:57:15 PM »
"shows normal signs of wear."

Nice Gibson logo and serial number! Where the hell did those tuners come from? What is that brass plate with the acorn nuts holding together?

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Re: '59 Melody Maker with "marks and scuffs"
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2017, 03:53:58 AM »
Ooooo...my guitar player has been perving for one of these since he first heard Leslie West.
I passed this along.

I can only imagine the plate is protecting the beginnings of a split.
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Re: '59 Melody Maker with "marks and scuffs"
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2017, 06:18:10 AM »
If you zoom in on that last pic, it looks like there's a crack along the grain just below the headstock/neck transition Then there's the fact that '59 MMs didn't have a volute, yet the transition looks like one, which shows that the headstock has been thinned quite a bit.

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Re: '59 Melody Maker with "marks and scuffs"
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2017, 12:44:58 PM »
I suspect those bolts are all that is holding that whitling at the head together... Jackie particularly like the carved Gibson logo...
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