Josep Melo’s family background allows him to combine intellectual work with craftsmanship. From a very early age he was obsessed with making guitars: as he grew older they went everywhere with him and he began to build up a collection. Apart from playing them he also studied their form, their design, their sound, the wood they were made from… The collection grew and so did his knowledge which was clearly contributed to by his training as a designer, and this afforded him a rigour in his work and in his thinking.
BODYWidth: 432 mm (17”) |Depth: 95 to 120 mm (3-3/4” to 4-23/32”) |Top: European or Engelman Spruce |Soundhole rosette: Wood and nacre |Back and sides: Indian Rosewood, Brazilian Rosewood or Maple |Binding: Padouk, Rosewood, Ebony or Maple with multiple woods |Bridge: Brazilian Rosewood NECKScale length: 867 mm (34.15”) |Width at nut: 43 mm (1.58”) |Number of frets: 22 |Wood: Mahogany, Cedar or Maple. Adjustable truss rod |Fingerboard: Ebony |Binding: Multiple wood |Front headplate: Wood |Inlaid side dots: White, Pearl or Abalone |Tuners: Gold-plated Grover super rotomatic model with Ebony knobs FINISHBody and neck: High-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer