Maton Custom Shop WA May 808
Designed as a tribute to the Maton founder, Bill May, and to bring the best of Maton's heritage and their guitar-making skills together, the W.A. May is a guitar for the connoisseur. This guitar features a gorgeous fiddleback Victorian Blackwood back and side set with a Blackwood neck and AAA spruce face to produce a huge-sounding 808 guitar. Add to that the unique Custom Shop voicing and craftsmanship and you have a guitar worthy of the name W.A. May.
This W.A. May Custom Shop is equipped with the AP5 Pro Pickup system. The AP5 Pro features Separate Microphone and Piezo input controls allow for blending of both microphone and piezo levels prior to sending the actively combined signals through to the tone circuits and master volume. A highly selective cardioid microphone system allows for a much greater microphone level before feedback in live environments. This newly upgraded microphone is direct mounted to the preamp casing via an adjustable arm, which permits easy final tweaking of the microphone position to suit the individual artist's style.
All Maton Custom Shop guitars are built by Master Builder Andy Allen. He hand picks the premium wood sets for his master grade collection. Andy has built guitars for many famous Maton artists. His detailed work for each creation is captured in photos during the build process for each guitar, accompanied by a USB drive with dozens of photos for each specific guitar.
Pickguard is optional - pictures show with and without.
- Serial: 1345
- Top Wood: "AAA" Select" Grade Solid Sitka Spruce
- Back Wood: Fiddleback Blackwood
- Nut Width: 1 47/64"
- Scale: 25.5"
- Year: 2020
- Inlays: MOP 4mm Dot Inlays
- Rosette: Blackwood
- Neck Wood: Blackwood
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Nut Material: Bone
- Saddle Material: Bone
- Bridge: Ebony
- Bridge Pins: White with Black Dots
- Tuners: Gold Grover Rotomatics with Pearloid Buttons
- Purfling: B/W/B/W/B
- Body Binding: Maple
- Headstock Overlay: Figured Blackwood centerpiece over Ebony base/wings on Deco style headstock
- Headstock Inlay: MOP Maton Logo
- Frets To Body: 14
- Neck Profile: C Shape
- Pickup(s): AP5 Pro
- Case: Black Hiscox Hardcase
- Gloss Finish