Melobar / Double Neck / Tele / Lap Steel / 2000 / Dark Blue / Guitar For Sale
We have a fantastic selection for you Sliders and Steelers! This Melobar is a rare double neck. The tele sounds great too! OSSC.
An knowledgeable customer emailed this to me:
I was the American that came in last Thursday with the little old lady. We talked for about an hour or so.
I told you I would find out info on the Tele/Melobar doubleneck in your shop. You actually have a unique instrument there. According to Ted Smith, the luthier there were only about 25 of those made. At one point he says he only sold 17 total "Tel-O-Bars". One sold in 2014 on eBay (US) for about $2600 USD and it had a Squire body and neck. Yours is a regular Telecaster upper body, not a Squire. Here's the link:
if you go to his blog you can see his models including the one like yours. Here's the link:
He has a youtube video playing one of his Squire models with the Mexican Tele in the background:
So it looks like you have a rare instrument.
I enjoyed your city so much that I must come back again, if only for the food and atmosphere of Roma. Thanks for your hospitality.
P.S. We also checked inside the pickups cavities and the neck pocket: it's all Fender stock! And to think i thought it was a phoney Fender label.
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