Admin Post I'm not sure if anyone is aware, but Melvyn has been battling cancer for some time and things are not looking good. In fact he is currently in a hospice. Melvyn and I have never met face to face but we have chatted on various guitar forums over the years and have been FB friends for quite some time. Of all the folks I've "met" during my guitar building days, he has been one of the most helpful. I'm sure many others here would say the same thing. Yesterday he posted "There are good days and bad days but no escape days".