Maton Custom Shop Classic w/ Custom Thin Traditional Body & W.A. May Appointments ID-12372


The Maton Custom Shop

Maton’s Custom Shop provides you with the ultimate personal guitar experience. As the customer, you are invited to specify body shape, color, decorative inlays and be involved in the selection of premium tone woods.

The Maton Custom Shop experience provides you with the opportunity to have a say in the dynamics of the desired sound speaking face-to-face with the craftsman who will build the guitar for you.

All timbers selected for Custom Shop guitars are hand picked from Maton’s vast stocks and then thoroughly checked for structural integrity. This ensures that only top quality materials find their way into a Custom Shop guitar. The timber’s visual appeal and tonal quality also form an important part of the selection process. All the chosen components are then individually ‘voiced’ to ensure they can produce maximum acoustic performance. This is done by ‘tap testing’ and flexing each piece to determine maximum strength and minimum weight, the recipe for great tone. It is a process that requires deep experience and construction knowledge and can only be done by an extremely skilled craftsman.

Maton Custom Chop Classic(One of a Kind!)

This full custom instrument is right out of the shop and is already a complete jaw dropper. The unique appointments catch eyes immediately, and at first glance are drawn to the "AAA" grade woods that were used during construction. The way the grains move and travel throughout the guitar looks as if nature always intended this wood to be apart of this instrument. A Sitka top w/ Blackwood back & sides, and a solid Blackwood neck, gives this guitar unique construction with balancing tonewoods that give off a warm mid tone, with crisp highs, and controlled lows; making this instrument powerful and big in any situation.

Australian Blackwood

One of the most visually stunning furniture timbers available, Blackwood has also become an important tonewood. Most of the Blackwood comes from the Otway Ranges in Victoria, Australia. It often displays "fiddleback" character and "AAA" grade Blackwood can be intensely figured. It has a warm, full tone with a particularly pleasing mid frequency response and has become one of the most sought after timbers. It may be of interest to learn, that whenever a Maton employee gets to make their own guitar, they almost always choose Blackwood. It is used in nearly every Maton either as a neck, back & sides, or internal component.


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.

Using the ‘Sweepable Mid’ controls. Midrange is sweepable from 1 to 2khz and can be cut or boosted within this range. As a general rule for the system should start out ‘flat’ then be altered to achieve the tone desires. For example, an open, natural sound can be achieved by setting the frequency control at 1.4khz and the boost/cut control at 5db. Alternatively, for a ‘thick’ lead sound boost your mids by 5db and set the frequency dial at 1.7kh

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Serial: 1026

Top Wood: "AAA" Grade Select Sitka Spruce

Back Wood: "AAA" Grade Fiddleback Blackwood

Nut Width: 1.736"

Year: 2018

Bracing: Light Brace

Inlays: Dots

Rosette: "AAA" Grade Blackwood Rosette

Neck Wood: Solid Blackwood Neck

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Saddle Spacing: 55mm

Bridge: Ebony

Bridge Pins: Ivory ABS

Tuners: Custom Nickel Open Back Grover Tuners w/ Nickel Buttons

Purfling: Triple Black Pinstripe

Body Binding: Satinbox

Pickguard: Custom Pickguard Loose in the case

Headstock Shape: Custom W.A. May Design

Headstock Overlay: Heritage Centre piece Headstock Veneer

Headstock Inlay: Maton Logo w/ Abalone

Pickup(s): AP5 PRO

Case: Maton Hiscox Flight Case

Misc. 1: Custom Jumbo Fret Wire

Misc. 2: Maton Custom Shop

Misc. 3: Includes COA

Misc. 4: UV High Gloss Finish

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