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1968 Melody Maker 12 (Should i buy???) only 550

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I found this 1968 Gibson Melody Maker 12, with alot of unoriginal parts, but it sells at 550. Is it still worth a purchase, for collection?

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Bridge pickup changed to a dimarzio, neck pickup is original, Shaller tuners. Original knobs,
 

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As long as the neck is true, it's worth it for the old wood alone. Trust me. Great deal, great value. I had a '61 melody maker that had many changes that I just sold for $1100. Great guitar, but i needed the cash and it needed a lot of work.
 

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And it's 12 string!!! How cool is that. Swap the pickup out for something with a really low output and jangle away.
 

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Alright thank you for your input lowwatt, i'll wait for a few more comments, and i'll make my decision.
 

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Buy it. At least you'll have one cool electric 12 string and be among the very very few owners of a Melody Maker 12.

The Blue Book prices it between $300 and $800US depending on condition, plus 35% for sparkling burgundy finish (yours maybe?).

Buy it.

Peace, Mooh.
 

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Yeah it's sparkley, he sent me some zoomed in pictures, i think i'll buy it :) Always wanted to try a 12 string, also.


Thanks for your input, guys.
 

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LOVE IT !!!!!
Buy it . Although it has some changed parts it is still all mostly there and will give you a lot of enjoyment. Plus......it is dead cool.

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wow, what a great find! Sure hope you snagged it.
 

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Today he brought it over so i could see it, and it looks a hundred times better in person! I was really dazzled by the stunning good looks of this guitar.
 

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Today he brought it over so i could see it, and it looks a hundred times better in person! I was really dazzled by the stunning good looks of this guitar.
What did it play like?????
 

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I'm jealous. A friend has a Ricky 12 string which I like. Too bad there aren't more second hand electric 12s around.

Peace, Mooh.
 

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What did it play like?????
Honestly i was really impressed, it felt so different than today's Gibsons, but in a good way. And the very twangy vintage sound from the neck pickup really gave it a cool Beatles kind of sound
 

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Hi Bluezombie. Nice find and a rare beast as well. I believe that guitar is probably early 1970. There is a Gibson book that states the tweve string was introduced in '70 and the 91xxxx serial number seems to confirm that, as its very close to my '70 Les Paul serial number.
Ah okay, thanks for the clarification on that :) :smilie_flagge17:
 
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