Picture Idaho during the sixties, more specifically a ranchers town called Sweet. And in this town, a man, Walt Smith, eager to give lap-steel lovers as much freedom as then popular rock icons. That’s for that very reason that this 1965 Mosrite Melobar was built (with the expert help of Semie Mosrite.) The Melobar was arguably the first lap steel that could be played standing up.
January 3, 2011