The "D" stands for Maton Mini Diesel! Mark Denis Lizotteis an American-born Australian singer-songwriter and musician, who has released material under the name Diesel, Johnny Diesel, as leader of band Johnny Diesel & the Injectors
Don't let this adult mini travel guitar fool you, because it can pack a serious punch! Some players have made comments on forums, the Maton Mini lacks character. Due to the short scale and lower string tension, they would be wise to play to the Mini's attributes, gently and accurately - not to overdrive the super short scale.
The Maton Guitars EM6 is a traveling songwriter's dream. Built with a smaller scale (22.7"); this Maton has become a favorite of artists all over the world because of their powerful tone & ease of playabillity.
The tone-wood combination of Sitka Spruce & Victorian Blackwood is warm with excellent string balance up and down the fretboard. The Maton Double X brace gives plenty of volume & projection; it is always a surprise how loud these little Mini's can be!
Keith Urban is often seen performing with his Maton Mini Diesel, and our pal Carl Wockner performs with 2 Mini Diesel's, making some amazing music. Both crazy cool players from Oz!
How can this traveling powerhouse get any better? Add the Maton AP5-Pro pickup system! Take your Mini to the stage without modification, and enjoy the acoustically articulate 6-pickup rail system recessed into the bridge plate, that gives a wonderfully transparent sound with a natural, authentic acoustic guitar sound.
Body Shape: Mini 12-String
Face: "AA" Grade Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides: "AA" Blackwood
Fingerboard and Bridge: Streaky Ebony
Sound hole Diameter: 90mm
Bracing: Mini Maton Double X
Face Inlay/Rosette: Laser Cut "M" Monogram
Outer Binding: Ivory ABS
Inner Binding: Herringbone
Scale Length: 57.78cm (22.7")
Fretwire: Dunlop 6130 Jumbo
Number of Frets: 19
Fingerboard Radius: 304.8mm (12")
Nut Width: 47.5 mm (1 7/8")
15th Fret: Width 57mm
Fingerboard Inlays: 6mmPearl Dots
Back & Sides Finish: Satin/Vintage Amber
Top Finish: Satin/Vintage Amber Burst
Bridge Pins: Ivory ABS
Machine Heads: Gold Grover RotoMatic
Pick guard: Tortoiseshell with Gold M
End Pin/Strap: Gold
Nut & Saddle: Bone
Case: Standard Mini Hardshell Case
Pickup: AP5 PRO
Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 10-47
Serial Number: 14403
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