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 18” body of this elegant giant helps create a sound which is impressive in its volume and projection. In addition, the resonance, openness and rich timbre of its sound are reminiscent of the sound usually associated with the finest acoustic flat tops. This unrestricted range of sound, make the JM3 an acoustic instrument par excellence and a perfect choice for both traditional and modern guitarists.


BODY Width: 457 mm (18”) | Depth: 80 mm (3-1/8”) | Top: European Spruce (Bearclaw pictured) | 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 NECK Scale length: 645 mm (25.4”) | Width at nut: 46 mm (1-13/16”) | Number of frets: 22 | Wood: Two piece Maple with Ebony center strip. Adjustable truss rod | Fingerboard: Ebony | Binding: Multiple wood | Front headplate: Multiple Wood (Maple pictured) | Truss rod cover: Ebony | Back headplate: Multiple wood | 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