Maton Guitars All-Blackwood EBW-808C Cutaway - 16691

16691

Maton Guitars All-Blackwood EBW-808C Cutaway - 16691

Simplicity and purity of tone lay at the heart of the Blackwood range of Guitars. Pure Blackwood tone -clear, bright trebles, strong mid range and full bass. The All-Blackwood construction produces a unique compression, blending frequencies into a new, unique voice.

Victorian Blackwood is in the acacia family, with a surface hardness on par to its sister wood Koa which grows in Hawaii. It provides excellent projection, while the density (specific gravity) is slightly higher offering a warmer bass register than Koa.

The proprietary Maton "808" body shape is similar, though slightly smaller that the US OM Model. However, the body depth of the 808 is substantially deeper at 4-7/8". This is significant, as moving the top and back further apart enhances the bass element within the tonal character of the voicing (bracing technique), complimenting the different wood combinations

The Maton AP5-Pro Electronics

In its 5th generation, the AP5 Pro features an internal Microphone and 6-Piezo bridge input, with controls that allow for blending of both microphone and piezo levels prior to sending the actively combined signals through the well engineered pre-amp.

The highly selective cardioid microphone system allows for much greater microphone level before feedback in live environments. This upgraded AP5-Pro microphone is direct mounted to the pre-amp casing with an adjustable arm, which permits easy final tweaking of microphone position to suit the individual artist's playing style.

Using the ‘Sweep-able Mid’ controls. Mid-range is sweep-able from 600Hz to 2.4kHz and can be cut or boosted within this range. As a general rule we start out with all settings ‘flat’ then alter them to achieve the desired tone & presence based on the venue or recording environment. For example, an open, natural sound can be achieved by setting the frequency control at 1.4khz and the boost/cut control at 5db. Alternatively, for a ‘thick’ lead sound boost your Mid's by 5db and set the frequency dial at 1.7kh.


Specifications:

  • Model: EBW808C
  • Body Shape: 808 Cutaway
  • Face Blackwood
  • Back and Sides:  "A" Blackwood 
  • Neck: Queensland Maple
  • Fingerboard & Bridge: Streaky Ebony  
  • Bracing: Scalloped Maton X
  • Face Inlay/Rosette: Rope
  • Inner Binding: Rope
  • Outer Binding: Black ABS
  • Scale Length: 64.77cm (25.5")
  • Headstock Veneer: Blackwood Veneer -2MM
  • Fretwire: Jescar FW43080
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fingerboard Radius: 304.8mm (12") 
  • Nut Width: 44.1mm (1.736" - 1 47/64")
  • 14th Fret: Width 55mm (2.165" - 2 11/64")
  • Fingerboard Inlays: 6mm Pearl Dots
  • Back & Sides Finish: Natural Satin
  • Top Finish: Natural Satin
  • Bridge Pins: Ivory ABS
  • Machine Heads: Chrome Grover RotoMatic
  • Pick guard: Black with Gold M
  • End Pin/Strap: Chrome
  • Nut & Saddle: Bone
  • Case: Standard
  • Pickup: AP5 PRO
  • Sound hole Diameter:
  • Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53
  • Serial Number: 29620