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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With its easy to handle 16” body and its extended 24 fret fingerboard, the JM1 represents the ultimate in playabilty and comfort among archtop guitars. Its clean, precise sound can be amplified with the addition of a floating pickup or a top mounted humbucking pickup with volume and tone controls.


BODY Width: 406 mm (16”) | Depth: 80 mm (3-1/8”) | Top: European Spruce | Braced: “X” | Soundhole: Two or Four (pictured) | Back and sides: European Maple | Purfling: Multiple wood | Bridge: Ebony. Adjustable with posts or optional (pictured) adjustable with wedge | Pickguard and Tailpiece: Ebony | Pickups (optional): Bartolini (various models available) | Controls: Volume and tone | Knobs: Ebony and nacre NECK Scale length: 645 mm (25.4”) | Width at nut: 46 mm (1-13/16”) | Number of frets: 24 | Wood: Two piece Maple with Ebony center strip. Adjustable truss rod | Fingerboard: Ebony | Binding: Multiple wood | Front headplate: Wood (Maple pictured) | Truss rod cover: Ebony | Back headplate: Ebony | Inlaid side dots: White, Pearl or Abalone | Tuners: Gold-plated Grover super rotomatic model with Ebony knobs FINISH Body and neck: High-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer