The Smith Family Melobar Guitar - the real story of Melobar from Ted Smith - melobarted@gmail.com

Monday, December 5, 2016

Dean Black playing one of the first Melobar double necks


Great video of one of the Melobar double neck fathers; Dean was one of the guys that pushed me into building the double neck
Check out the video click below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O3uqISxo9o

Friday, May 20, 2016

2016 Melobar Barn Find

First look at the parts found by Sydney, Click Here



It's a mix of original Rosac necks, and a few Powerslide necks, along with another standard neck cutaway fiberglass body and two original SuperSteel necks for 8 string and we're still finding stuff. Felt a bit like the show Pickers today going through stuff I haven't seen in over twenty years.

Soooo I guess I'm back to building some Melobars. A little bit mind blowing after thinking we were completely done. I'm teaming up with a couple other local builders for painting and we'll probably only do a dozen a year.

My primary goal is to build a couple of models I built for myself and really - really - feel other players would rock on. Personal Video with Ted on why

The other Melobar is the double neck Tel-O-bar. I have already purchased a nice MIM standard Telecaster to cut in half and marry to the Barn Find Tel-O-bar. These double necks are just so great to play, we need to make them more available to the guys that will love playing them
Here is a Video of what they are like by Ted