It’s difficult to find a 1960’s vintage Gibson for around $1000. Here’s a 1965 Gibson Melody maker listed for $1,050 on the Chicago, IL area Craigslist. Click here to view the ad.
Introduced in 1959, the Melody Maker featured a single cutaway similar to the Les Paul Junior body style except thinner. In 1961, Gibson changed the to the two cutaways body style seen on this guitar. The Melody Maker model was discontinued in 1971 but has been re-issued a number of times up until the present. Notable Melody Maker players include Pat Travers, Joan Jett and Keith Urban.
This particular guitar appears to be mostly original with a few non-original parts that could easily be replaced with period correct pieces.