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Custom Melbourne Serenus B Asymmetric #61676 2014 Amber Toner Gloss

Brand Name:
Acoustic Guitars,Dreadnought,Melbourne,
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Custom Melbourne Serenus B Asymmetric #61676 2014 Amber Toner Gloss

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one set
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Hardshell Case of Custom Melbourne Serenus B Asymmetric #61676 2014 Amber Toner Gloss
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Product Description

From the inventory of Melbourne Guitars. These individually handcrafted works by luthier Dana Davis have been stored in an ideal climate controlled environment of 50% relative humidity for up to twenty five years. These offerings are represented as new old stock and date from 1990 to present. Each instrument has been setup for optimal playability. All woods used in the construction of Melbourne Guitars have been naturally air dried a minimum of twenty to thirty years . I hope you enjoy viewing the generous variety of original as well as classic styles presented. Each guitar comes with an Access stage three arched case.

Model - Serenus B #61676 Yr. Built 2016

Back and Sides:   Select grade flame mahogany
Top:  4A grade Sitka spruce
Fretboard and Bridge:   Highest grade ebony
Neck:  3 piece Honduras mahogany and walnut in medium C profile
Binding:   Flame maple
Top and side purfling:   Multi b/w/b
Rosette:   Redwood burl, flame maple and pearl/wide.
Pickguard:  Tortoloid
Nut width:  1-11/16" Fretboard at 12th fret 2-3/16"
Body length:  20-1/4' Lower bout: 16" Upper bout: 12-1/4" Waist: 10-5/8"
Body depth:  At tail 4-3/4" At neck 3-3/4"
Neck finish:  Tru-oil satin
Neck joint:  Mortise and tenon 14 frets clear of body
String spacing at saddle:   2-3/16"
Nut and saddle:  Unbleached vintage bone
Scale length:   25.4" with 16" radius
Headstock Overlay:   Rosewood.  Tuners:   Gotoh chrome oval
Bridge pins:   Ebony
Truss rod:  Two way adjustable inside
Case:  Access stage three hard arched
Setup:  Medium gauge Elixir strings
Condition:  Excellent new old stock off warranty.  Note:  A wedge design in the upper bout of this guitar gives quite a comfortable feel. 1/4" less in body depth where the body meets the player. Also 1/4" added to body width from center line is incorporated into this design, locating the sound-hole slightly outbound from the player. A one of a kind Melbourne. Asymmetry for sure. Form vs. function, you will have to be the judge.  Note:   A slimmer neck profile in the older Gibson /Guild style, see specs.  Note:  Back of headstock grouping of photos shows a diagonal line running from center towards outer curve. I can only think this must of occurred during the carving process. As observed from side of headstock there is no evidence of this running any deeper than surface.  
Finish:  High gloss acrylic varnish


    I guess the seed was watered when I was around eleven years old, after hearing "you know who" on the Ed Sullivan show. I headed directly down to the scrap wood pile in the basement of my parent's house. Being that dad had his tools set up for furniture making, I went right to town and made my John Lennon look-alike guitar, complete with fishing line strings and painted black of course. Then, you know the routine, playing in bands and working for Ross G. Davis carpentry through my teenage years.

    Got serious with the music for about a decade with the Davis & Greene Band, a high energy, hard working group of guys and their manager, performing all original music at all the hot spot concert clubs in Boston, North Shore, South Shore and Western Massachusetts. Laid that all to rest at around thirty years of age.

    For twenty years I ran my own building/remodeling business with good success, except the steady diet of roofing and framing ultimately got to my shoulders. What to do? "Oh, guitars...I'll build guitars!" And that's what I've been doing for the last twenty years. Still a bitch on the shoulders, but what are ya gonna do?

    After a certain amount of years I think most builders strive for the same general zone of perfection. Whether it be a fine finish, superb playability, or visual appeal through body shape design and appointments. If there was one particular area of refinement that might distinguish certain builders from others, it would be the amount of emphasis put on bracing patterns and overall bracing design and fastening. At Melbourne Guitars a lot of energy is put into the fastening and carving of the top's X-bracing. The X-brace is first carved to fit the compound contours of a twenty-five foot radius dome shaped form. This X-brace is joined to the top plate insuring that every possible area of contact is mating perfectly to the top. There is no half-hearted clamping with glue filling in the gaps, ever. The idea is to make this most important brace blend into the top as if they were one. Once this has set up after a generous clamping time the top has taken it's new shape of a twenty-five foot radius dome. A lot of strength is accomplished through this design. Now here is an area that let's me really go after that ultimate snap and punch found in so many Melbourne Guitars. I start by ramping from center to the outside of the X-brace into a sloped parabolic shape. From here the sides of the brace are reduced to form a soft peak. These are further scalloped at critical areas within the lower bout to allow for maximum resonance. This detail is where I believe that you as a player could detect the distinct sound of a Melbourne Guitar.


    As any instrument builder will attest, the ultimate gratification is when the right piece finds it's way to an artist that knows how and where to dig in and exploit that instrument's potential. When I get to hear that, I am paid in full.

Thank you for you interest in Melbourne Guitars.
Dana Melbourne Davis / Luthier 

Product Specs

Condition:Excellent Make:Melbourne Model:Serenus B #61676 Finish:Amber Toner Gloss Categories:Dreadnought Year:2014 Made In:United States

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