Maton Performer Series Bunya and Queensland Maple with Cutaway in Custom Ghost Black Finish
The Performer series carries the original 808 shape with a slightly thinner body and soft cutaway. Always a favorite this Performer sports a Custom Ghost Black Finish. Its Bunya soundboard provides the volume and punch to more than compensate for a small body. Comfort and playability are the keys to this purpose built series. This Maton could be just what you've been missing.
Maton pioneered the use of Bunya tonewood in the mid 1990's and have made some of their 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.
In the Performer model the Bunya is paired with Queensland Maple. Originally used as a Mahogany "substitute", Queensland Maple has become the backbone of the Maton sound. It is used in nearly every Maton either as a neck, back & sides, or internal component. A rainforest hardwood from Northern Queensland, this timber is light, strong, and visually striking. Queensland Maple is extremely well balanced with an even response across all frequencies.
Includes Original Hardshell Case.
- Top Wood: "A" Grade Solid Bunya
- Back Wood: Solid Queensland Maple
- Nut Width: 1 47/64"
- Scale: 25.5"
- Inlays: Dot fingerboard inlays
- Neck Wood: Queensland Maple
- Fretboard: Ovangkol
- Nut Material: Bone
- Saddle Material: Bone
- Bridge: Ovangkol
- Bridge Pins: White w/ Black Dots
- Tuners: Chrome Grover Rotomatics
- Body Binding: Cream
- Pickguard: None
- Headstock Shape: Solid
- Headstock Overlay: Sapele
- Headstock Inlay: Maton Logo
- Frets To Body: 14
- Body Depth: 3 13/16"
- Lower Bout Width: 14 13/32"
- Upper Bout Width: 11 7/32"
- Total Length: 39 23/32"
- Pickup(s): AP5 Original
- Case: Hardshell Case Included
- Serial: 7609