Spectra Sonic C Melody Baritone

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Exceptional beauty AND incredible tone

This beautiful top-of-the-line baritone guitar is available in three knockout colors, and comes standard with a hardshell case. Color choices include Charcoal Black, Deep Walnut and Metallic Silver. Charcoal Black and Deep Walnut are translucent to enhance the natural wood grain. Designed by Thomas V. Jones.

Spectra Sonic C-Melody Specs

Color:   Deep Walnut, Charcoal Black, Metallic Silver

Pickups:   TV Jones TV Classic Bridge and Magna'Tron Neck

Body:   Single cutaway chambered semi-hollow, w/b/w/b binding on top

Body Top:   Figured maple

Back and Sides:   Chambered alder body 15.25" X 1.875"

Neck:   Maple

Scale length:   29.4"

Weight:   8.3 - 8.8  pounds

Headstock Face:   Black with white binding

Fretboard:   Ebony with white binding

Inlay:   Custom TV Jones shoestring potato fret markers, TV Jones pearl logo on headstock

Width at nut:   1.719" - Delrin material

Width at end of Fingerboard:   2.25"

Frets:   22 frets, medium wire

Tuners:   Sperzel non-locking #1 buttons

Bridge:   Tokiwa ABR-1, brass saddles

Tailpiece:   Bigsby B-5 vibrato

Pickguard:   3 ply pearloid / black / white

Plating:   Chrome

Wiring Harness:   Switchcraft pickup selector, CTS 500K master volume, CTS 500K master tone, .0068 uF Cap

Strings:   D'Addario 13p - 17p - 26w - 36w - 46w - 60w

Tuning:  C - F - Bb - Eb - G - C (standard guitar intervals)

*photo shows a Bigsby B-11, however, the C-Melody now comes standard with Bigsby B-5


Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews

I've had the guitar for a year now and am enjoying it more and more as "we" get used to each other.
It has great playability, is light and very nice (in a sober way) looking.
And of course the pickups are a dream.
The long scale neck took some getting used to, but that's what a baritone is all about. It sounds very good.
I've had many compliments since using it live. My latest recordings are exclusively with this guitar. It is a part of me now.


This guitar has exceptional tone. I've owned numerous guitars over the years and this one is one of the finest I've ever owned -- or played. The attention to detail is superb. A Magnetron pickup in the neck provides wonderful detail and clarity with the right amount of warmth from the lower register. The regular Filtertron in the bridge gives great punch. Surprisingly, there is a wide range of tones you can get out of this guitar. I do mostly fingerstyle and I was floored with how well this guitar handles fingerpicking. The right amount/type of reverb, some slight delay, and a touch of stereo tremolo and this guitar rings out with a unique voice I have never heard in any other guitar. One might think that because it's a baritone that it is rather specialized and limiting. But there is much that you can do with this guitar. It also handles a capo very well, which provides the option of more conventional/standard tunings with a unique timbre. Really just a wonderful guitar; one of my all-time favorites!