Maton Guitars' anticipated 2020 release is finally here. One the most inspiring players and singer/songwriters in the industry today, 29-year-old Australian native "Smokin" Joe Robinson has always been demanding of his instruments, and has been incredibly particular about the specifications. Tons of back and forth work with the specs has made this Maton Guitars EBG808C JR Signature model a true original Maton not like any other.
The JR Signature Model features a Tasmanian Myrtle back and sides with a spruce top, jumbo frets, an ultra-playable neck, and the lightest satin finish possible. The Tasmanian Myrtle back & sides give this Maton a powerful mid-range response with a speedy note attack and warm low end balance. The Mahogany neck makes for a sturdy ultra comfortable profile that helps hold and sustain notes longer with clarity and fullness. The Jumbo stainless steel fret wire is something new for Maton players, "the frets are wider than a Martin fret and taller than a Gibson fret" - JR. Joe credits Joe Glaser in Nashville TN as the reason he changed out his frets for the jumbos.
“I’ve been playing Maton guitars since I was 14 years old, they really are a huge part of my sound, and it means a lot that the relationship has moved to this level. I am so proud of this signature guitar. It is everything I hoped it would be and more. The sound, feel and build quality are impeccable. I am so happy this guitar is now out in the world for others to enjoy." - Joe Robinson
Of course no Maton model is complete without their own AP5 Pro Pickup System. "I think the AP5 Pro Pickup System is the best I've ever heard" - JR. The AP5 Pro is the best acoustic pickup system in the world and features a cardioid microphone (on an adjustable arm) combined with an under-saddle piezo that blend together to create an authentic (yet very customizable) acoustic guitar sound!