The EBG808 has a soundboard of "AA" grade solid Sitka spruce, solid Blackwood back and sides, and a neck of select Queensland Maple. The bridge is Ebony, as is the fingerboard. The EBG808 model is easily recognised by its Blackwood Veneer keyhole headstock and its satin finish.
The team at Maton have improved the neck geometry, bracing patterns and body construction of their acoustic guitars with stunning results and improved production methods have made it possible to produce these all solid timber guitars more effectively than ever before and the playability and tonal benefits are amazing.
The backs and tops of these guitars are able to resonate more freely and have a huge dynamic range. The scalloped bracing of the 808 provides a superior bass response and a rich midrange. Improved neck/body geometry produces a neck that is a joy to play.
Difficult chord shapes and complex single note runs are much easier to execute and increased tonal response improves acoustic projection. A bone nut and saddle ensure maximum tone and sustain.
The AP5-Pro now 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. Highly selective cardioid microphone system allows for 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 microphone position to suit the individual artists style.
All controls are now at your fingertips, and their 'resistance curves' have been specially designed and manufactured expressly for the AP5-Pro. As a result, the Bass, Treble and MID are now much more 'linear' in feel. The FQ (Mid Sweep) now goes down much lower and has a much wider frequency band ( 600Hz to 2.4kHz ) to give greater control when targeting your specific sound.