Standard Features

& Options...

Standard Features & Options

Standard Features

Soundboard: European spruce on Indian Rosewood models, Sitka Spruce on Australian Blackwood models & Brazillian Mahogany models 

Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood, Australian Blackwood or Brazillian Mahogany

Rosette: Abalone or New Zealand Paua shell

Binding: European flamed maple, Ebony or Indian Rosewood

Purflings: Black, white, black, white lines

Neck: Honduran Mahogany. 3 x standard widths available

Truss Rod: Adjustable with carbon fibre reinforcement

Fretboard: Ebony

Fretboard binding: Ebony with a maple dividing line

Bridge: Ebony

Scale length: 25.5 inch

Machine heads: Gotoh 510 series in gold

Nut & Saddle: Highly polished bone. The saddle is accurately compensated for each string

String spacing: String spacing can be between 37.5 mm to 40 mm at the nut & 56mm to 60mm at the bridge depending on the choice of neck width

Set up: I have a standard ‘Fingerstyle’ or ‘Flatpick’ height that I adhere to which is lower and easier than it seems a lot of players have previously experienced. These standard heights can then be optimized even further to suit each individual (Please inquire for further info)

Finish: High-quality Nitrocellulose Lacquer, hand rubbed between coats to produce a thin but durable coating and polished to a high gloss

Warranty: Each instrument has a limited lifetime warranty. (Please inquire for further info).


Back and Sides: additional wood choices available

Rippled Abalone rosette.

Rippled Abalone or New Zealand Paua shell borders.

Personally designed and executed inlay work in the fret-board and/or headstock.

Venetian cutaway.

Custom neck shape and width.

Mother of Pearl nut.

Choice of Pickup system.

Visesnut Active or Premier guitar case  

A “Melville” is a guitar for life
One you will continue to discover year after year