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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The combination of JM2’s 17 inch body and the perfectly arched top and back, result in a guitar of exceptional balance. Like the JM1, the 24 fret neck, 16 of which are clear of the body, allow the player to hit even the highest notes with great ease. The shape and position of the soundholes, as well as the depth of the body, are variable which allow for a huge variety of tonal possibilities. A floating pickup or top mounted humbucker with volume and tone controls are available as options.


BODY Width: 432 mm (17”) | Depth: 80 mm (3-1/8”) | Top: European Spruce | Braced: “X” | Soundhole: Two | Back and sides: European Maple | Purfling: None | Bridge: Ebony. Adjustable with posts | 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 center strip. Adjustable truss rod | Fingerboard: Ebony | Binding: Multiple wood | Front headplate: Wood (Maple pictured) | Truss rod cover: Ebony | Back headplate: Black wood | Inlaid side dots: White, Pearl or Abalone | Tuners: Gold-plated Grover super rotomatic model FINISH Body and neck: High-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer