The Smith Family Melobar Guitar - the real story of Melobar from Ted Smith -

Friday, January 24, 2014

LAST SXL 8 string lap steel blanks

:ast CC-8 style 8 string; Chrome Grovers, single Stringmaster Lollar pickup and a vinyl fingerboard. $685 or trade options for red Epiphone 335 or...
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

wrapping up the last Melobars

winter of 2013

working on a mini-Teleratt...way cool
 ...last Melobro
Black Skreemr is cool but it will have to go through the paint booth one more time

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Hawaiian Holiday Melobar

This is what happens when you're sitting around talking about what would be cool and someone says, "hey - what about using one of the old album LP's as a pickguard..."

WAYYY!! harder than I thought it would be but kind of fun too. The album is Hawaiian Holiday with Hawaiian Starlight and Aloha showing on the label Spin-O-Rama.

The Paul Barth pickup has a very warm tone but I'll only sell it as a wall hanger because I can't warranty that pickguard won't crack under abuse but it does sound like the Islands $395

Love the color, has a lot of green and blues in it not coming out in the photo, I call it ocean blue and am doing a SXL double pickup in it right now.