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.
Guitars, guitarras, guitarres, sabadell, Josep Melo, Luthier, Luthier Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalunya, Acoustic guitar, Bandurria
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This guitar recalls the traditional sound of authentic Spanish classical guitars. The sound is extremely expressive with great balance and an almost infinite variety of subtle shadings. Its construction and materials combine the tradition of Antonio de Torres and the rest of the great Spanish guitar makers from the first half of the twentieth century with the contemporary teachings of José Luis Romanillos.


BODY Width: 365 mm (14-3/8”) | Depth: 90 to 110 mm (3-17/32” to 3-15/16”) | Top: Aged European Spruce (Bearclaw pictured) | Soundhole rosette: Wood and nacre | Back and sides: Indian Rosewood, Brazilian Rosewood (pictured) or Maple | Binding: Padouk, Rosewood, Ebony (pictured) or Maple with multiple woods | Bridge: Brazilian Rosewood NECK Scale length: 650 mm | Width at nut: 50 mm | Number of frets: 19 | Wood: Cedar | Fingerboard: Ebony | Binding: Ebony and Padouk | Front headplate: Wood (Brazilian Rosewood pictured) | Inlay: None | Tuners: Fustero special with Ebony knobs FINISH Body and neck: Spirit varnishing by blonde shellac (French polishing)