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Maton EMM-12 String Mini Maton All Mahogany with AP5 Pro
Bill May founded Maton in 1946. The name is a derivative of the words “May” and “Tone”. The success of this Australian icon is largely due to the inspiration and creativity Bill May possessed and was able to reproduce in his instruments. Having established Maton as Australia’s longest running and most successful guitar manufacturer, and pioneering the use of many Australian wood species in guitar construction, Bill May is regarded by many Australian luthiers as the founding father of their industry. The hugely popular Mini Maton is a small bodied guitar with a very big voice. Though it is a lot smaller than a standard dreadnought, this guitar packs a punch well above its weight.
Originally designed as a travel guitar the Mini Maton has emerged as a tonal giant in its own right. The smaller body has been carefully designed for maximum tone, volume and projection. The shorter scale facilitates ease of play for small hands and increased voicing possibilities for larger ones. Its unique tonal qualities make the Mini Maton a perfect addition to any serious guitarists collection.
This instrument is equipped with the AP5 Pro Pickup. 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.
This Guitar was brand new and had been damaged in shipping, it has now been professionally repaired and we are selling it as a used instrument. (see photos of crack & crack repair).
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