Wednesday, 8 May 2013

MeloDuende Aluha 2 aluminium Hawaiian guitar

What with French luthiers and metal body guitars? We saw already steel instruments by Trussard and LePape, here is MeloDuende - who dropped steel for aerospace grade aluminium, and as you can see the Aluha undeniably shares DNA with spaceships! Doing so they went back to the origins of electric guitar - the original 1932 Rickenbacker Frying Pan was made out of aluminium...

Unfortunately MeloDuende doesn't have original models - come on people, why have a luthier's guitar that looks like everybody's Squier? - but this Weissenborn style hawaiian guitar seems quite unique - and sounds terrific! 

Bertram D

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  1. Anonymous10:09 pm

    Awesome! I love the detail on the sides and the slightly industrial-looking fretboard/pickguard, though I'll pretend I didn't see the £2.69 Maplin on/off switch...

    1. A "flamed" aluminium lapsteel. Great job,very cleverly built and carved. The sound is logicaly close to some resonator guitars and, as Gavin said, back to the origins of the electric guitar though this one seems to tune and play much better than the original "frying pan"

    2. Sorry, I said Gavin but ,in fact, I meant Bertram...



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