Maton Custom Shop Classic Traditional Guitar with European Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-11574
Maton Custom Shop Classic
A traditional body with Indian Rosewood back and sides. A favourite of Eric Johnson, the C.S Classic is one of the finest guitars ever to come out of the Maton Custom Shop.
The CS Classic is my Custom Shop take on an Acoustic Guitar Standard. The 000 or OM (Orchestra Model) body shape has been an icon for all acoustic guitar makers for decades now. Utilising the timbers that are most recognised in the style, I developed The CS Classic with a mix of AAA Grade European Spruce and Indian Rosewood for the back and sides.
After extensive testing tonally and geometrically I settled upon a forward shifted X brace pattern to bring the rich bottom end from the guitar whilst maintaining an earthy mid-range and that classic Maton Glassy top register. It is not only the balance of tonality I am proud of, but the projection, clarity, and volume that this shape captures so well. It truly is a classic shape.
I now realise after prototyping, research, and development why so many incredible guitar players choose this amazing guitar to help realise their voice. It is not just the comfort of this shape for hours of practice and performance but the ability to pick, strum and play fingerstyle on this shape means it becomes part of who you are as a musician.
This Maton CS Classic features a custom European Spruce top, which brings richness, punch, and complex overtones with lots of headroom. Not as stiff as Adirondack, European Spruce is a bit stiffer than Sitka Spruce offering a great amount of power for flatpicking but allows for comfortable fingerstyle playing as well, with mid-tones that you don't have to fight to pull out of the guitar, even with bare fingers.
This Classic Custom Shop is equipped with the AP5 Pro Pickup system.
The AP5 Pro 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.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: European Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 47/64"
Bracing: Maton X Braced
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 11/64"
Bridge Pins: White W/ Black Dot
Tuners: Open Back Grovers
Body Binding: White
Fretboard Binding: White
Headstock Binding: None
Headstock Shape: Solid Maton
Headstock Overlay: Rock Maple
Headstock Inlay: MOP Maton Logo and Custom Shop Emblem
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: C Shape
Pickup(s): AP5 Pro
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Gloss Finish
Misc. 2: Custom Shop
Misc. 3: Traditional (Thin Body)