Maton Concert Ukulele Bunya Top, Back and Sides with B-Band pickup
This Maton Concert Ukulele features a Bunya top, back and sides. The Bunya Feast was a regular gathering of indigenous people from around the Bunya Mountains in Southern Queensland. They would gather to feast on the ripe nuts from the Bunya tree and to sing, dance and celebrate. The Bunya tree also yields an outstanding soundboard timber - probably the best Australia has to offer.
Maton pioneered the use of this tonewood in the mid 1990's and have made some of our finest guitars from Bunya. Bunya has an earthy, wild, evocative tone, a change from the conventional - but with the volume, tone and beauty to stand up in its own right. Bunya is also a sustainable guitar making soundboard, reaching maturity in 80 years. Compare that to the 300 plus years it takes to grow Spruce.
The Queensland maple neck is shaped for maximum comfort and is designed to be a tone enhancing as possible. The CNC produced Indian rosewood fingerboard features top and side dots and is fretted with Dunlop 6260 nickel silver fretwire for ease of playing and brilliant intonation.
The Indian rosewood bridge is based on some classic old ukulele designs with the intention of creating as much vibration as possible in the soundboard. Underneath the soundboard is an elliptical shaped spruce bridge plate which is designed to spread string vibration as evenly as possible and to reduce stress points developing around the bridge. The use of bone as a nut and saddle material is time honoured and is particularly effective on a ukulele as it helps to emphasize the elusive lower and mid frequencies can often be lacking in such small instruments.
Gotoh’s light weight UK700 tuning heads are the perfect match for this instrument. The 1:15 ratio provides excellent control over tuning while the geared mechanism is so much easier to use than traditional friction pegs.
Aquila’s Nylgut strings provide excellent tone, stay in tune and intonate perfectly. They replicate the warm but bright sound produced by the gut strings used in days gone by and so complement this beautifully.The concert model has a scale length of 14 ¾” which provides ease of playing and great tone.
The Maton Concert Ukulele is finished in Maton’s tuned satin pre-catalyzed nitro finish which provides maximium protection for the delicate tonewood without inhibiting tone or volume.
B-Band U 1.3T Ukulele Pickup & Preamp System
The unique Emfit® film material used exclusively in every B-Band pickup has proven to be unsurpassed in delivering absolute acoustic tone and the individual characteristics of the instrument. The R series UST pickup has unparalleled sound quality and a very robust ribbed structure for durability. The pickup is physically ultra thin and flexible making for easy installs usually without modifications to the saddle or saddle slot. The ribbed construction also enhances
string balance for quicker installations. B-Band UST pickups are so thin and lightweight they do not interfere with the string’s signals passing through the saddle and bridge retaining the original acoustic sound and voice of the instrument.
The B-Band U1.3T sidemount single input preamp with fully chromatic tuner has smallish dimensions to fit at the side of most any ukulele. The preamp also features rotary controls for volume and tone, Tuner ON button and low battery LED. The preamp is one-piece, drop-in
installation format. The active preamp is powered by two, 3-volt, cointype, (6-volts total) batteries.
• Fully chromatic tuner
• Tuner ON button also mutes output signal
• Tuner works even when the ukulele is not plugged in
• One-piece, drop-in format for easy installation
• Volume and tone rotary controls
• Powered by two, 3-volt, cointype batteries
• HZZLess low-noise / high output circuit
• Battery holder and output jack included
Includes Original Hardshell Case.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Bunya
Back Wood: Bunya
Scale: 14 ¾”
Bracing: Sitka Spruce
Neck Wood: Select Queensland Maple
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Tuners: Light weight Gotoh UK700 tuning heads
Case: Hardshell Case Included