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 nylon string guitar is the product of a marriage of modern and traditional designs. Its sound achieves the necessary balance between the traditional Spanish guitar and the brightness and presence required by many modern guitarists. The size and shape of the body, the bridge position and the bracing pattern allow this guitar to maintain its deep classical sound while increasing its sustain and brilliance; allowing for a most expressive instrument with a great subtlety of sound.


BODY Width: 368 mm (14-1/2”) | Depth: 90 to 100 mm (3-17/32” to 3-15/16”) | Top: European (pictured) or Engelman Spruce | Soundhole rosette: Wood and nacre | Back and sides: Indian Rosewood, Brazilian Rosewood or Maple (pictured) | Binding: Padouk (pictured), Rosewood, Ebony or Maple with multiple wood | Bridge: Ebony (pictured) or Rosewood NECK Scale length: 650 mm (25.6″) | Width at nut: 50 mm (2-1/16”) | Number of frets: 19 | Wood: Mahogany, Cedar (pictured) or Maple | Fingerboard: Ebony | Binding: Multiple wood | Front headplate: Wood (Ebony pictured) | Inlaid side dots: White, Pearl or Abalone | Tuners: Gold-plated Schaller FINISH Body and neck: High-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer or optional (pictured) spirit varnishing by blonde shellac (French polishing)