Description

No sales tax for customers outside California.

This 1968 Gibson Melody Maker Bass looks beautiful in sparkling burgundy.

The bass has seen some work, despite the fact that it looks amazingly clean.

The original frets are in excellent condition, and the Brazilian rosewood fretboard is dark and luscious.

The pots, bridge and tuners are all original, as is the bridge cover. 
 
Changes include: the pickup, which sits a little lower than an original one but still causes a little contact with the strings if you play on the highest frets - a known issue with all Melody Maker basses.  There is an added coil tap switch.  In one position there is no output.  Someone unfortunately routed the body to fit the switch.  The pickguard is not original.  There are no new pickguard screw holes in the body.  The knobs are not original.

It is unfortunate that someone futzed with such a clean example, but that is the way it goes.  Now you get a player and a good price!

Original chipboard case included.

Color: Sparkling Burgundy
Weight: 6lbs 11.8ozs
Body: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Fretboard: Rosewood
Inlays: Mother Of Pearl Dots
Frets: Original
Fret count: 20
Nut material: Synthetic Bone
Nut width: 1 1/2"
Scale: 30 1/2"
Radius: 10"
Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.865"
Neck thickness at 12th fret: 0.995"
Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 3/32"
Action 4th String at 12th Fret: 4/32"
Total length: 40 13/16"
Lower bout: 13"
Waist: 9"
Upper bout: 10 1/2"
Body depth/thickness: 1 5/16"
String gauge: .045-.103"
Hardware Color: Chrome
Neck Pickup Brand: Unknown 
Neck Pickup Output: 6.13k
Neck Pickup Original?: No
Pickguard: Aftermarket
Switch: Aftermarket
Bridge: Original
Tuners: Original
Pots/Codes: 137 6630
Case: Original Chipboard 
Notes: Body routed for switch, see pictures.

Shipping policy:
Three day UPS air shipments will be automatic for buyers including these states and those to the east of them: Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas.  Shipments will require signature on delivery, no exceptions.  If there is damage, the buyer must retain all packing materials intact and picture them immediately and send them to sales@maharsvintageguitars.com.  Less than 1% of our shipments are damaged in transit, and we are committed to making sure your item arrives safely, but we are taking these additional measures to make sure you are happy with your purchase.

Mahar's Vintage Guitars

Mahar's Vintage Guitars

1968
Gibson
Very Good
Sparkling Burgundy
Original Hard
$2,000
Mahar's Vintage Guitars
Chuck Mahar
530-570-1525
Online Only
2:18 PM
Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. Usually available always, sometimes not so much, even at other times on other days.

Buyer to pay prior to shipment via Paypal, wire transfer, credit card or other electronic means. Payment must clear before shipping. Certified checks and trades are accepted, however checks must clear before we will ship and trades must be received here and evaluated prior to shipment of our item.

All orders ship within three business days of the receipt of an order, usually faster. Tracking information will be automatically forwarded to all buyers. Buyers must retain all shipping materials in the event a return is necessary.

Returns accepted if the purchaser responds within 48 hours of receipt of an item and there is a discrepancy relating to the condition or originality of an item. Returns are not accepted for items that do not meet the needs or sonic tastes of clients due to the subjective nature, unless such concern is stated prior to the purchase. Any return for reasons other than incorrect advertising of condition or originality on the part of Mahar's Vintage Guitars shall be the responsibility of the buyer, which shall result in the buyer paying all shipping costs (to and from) their location.