If you’ve been reading here a while, you know that a few years ago I partnered up with my friend Chris O’Dee to design, build, and market a unique guitar. It was called the MelodyBurner.
Two weeks ago, I sold the last of the Burners — my personal guitar, rosewood neck with two humbuckers — to a respected collector in the Heritage Guitar owners community. The production line is silent and the dream is officially dead.
What follows is the whole (not very long) story of MelodyBurner, from Day Zero to the final sale. I’m telling it because it’s a textbook example of how, as my old mentor Big Dog used to say, you can’t want something for someone that they don’t want for themselves.