1959 330F Replica $2399

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From my friend and partner Chris O’Dee at Melody Burner/Retro Guitars comes this brilliant-looking and fabulous-sounding replica of the 1959 330 F. Don’t confuse this with the modern 330 reissues; this is a different animal entirely and it would be just about perfect for anyone looking to capture the proper vintage sound of the originals.

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Melody Burner Prototype #3 Is A Rosewood-Necked Monster


This photo of our third prototype came to me this morning from the Melody Burner “production line” over in Hilliard, Ohio. It occurred to me that I’ve forgotten to tell everyone who reads this site about my foray into the boutique guitar business.


The story in a nutshell: I’m partnering with noted “ghost builder” Chris O’Dee of Retro Guitars to design, build, and market a small number of reclaimed-ash musical instruments right here in Central Ohio. They’re all under $1,999, even the ones with full rosewood necks, and they sound monstrous.

For the long story, with an additional few photos and the tale of how a night in Florida accidentally led to me designing guitars, click the jump.

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