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1986 Gibson Melody Maker Custom Shop Edition

Estimated price for orientation: 795 $

Category: Electric Guitar

Brand: Gibson Body Colour: Black
Body Type: Solid Right-/ Left-Handed: Right-Handed
Size: Full Size Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Body Material: Solid Wood Items Included: Case
String Configuration: 6 String MPN: Does Not Apply
Model: Melody Maker

This is a 1986 Melody Maker Custom Shop Edition, part of a pre-production run.Unlike most Melody Makers of this era it is fitted with Gibson Humbucking pickup as standard, offering a more denser and rockier tone. As with all Melody Makers, the playability is terrific, with a great neck and easy action. The Custom Shop Edition stamp is present on the back of the headstock, and below the Made In U.S.A. stamp is the 'SEC' initials, an abbreviation for Second. This means the guitar was snagged on final inspection due to a minor imperfection. It has been rumoured that guitars would sometimes be 'accidentally' marked at the factory, in order to fail inspection and be sold off at a reduced price to employees. Most reside state side, so its fairly unusual to encounter one here in the UK. Obviously after 30 years of use the minor imperfection is imperceptible!
There are a few dings on the bodywork, as expected from a 30 year old guitar. But the playability remains great, and the frets are in excellent condition too.Comes with its own period fitted hard case.We are an established high street music centre in Knighton, Powys. Come in store, have a cup of tea and try some guitars! We always consider quality guitars in part exchange. Any questions give us a call on 01547 528529 or email look and buy online at