Maton Custom Shop CS Classic
A traditional body with Indian Rosewood back and sides. A favorite of Eric Johnson, the C.S Classic is one of the finest guitars ever to come out of the Maton Custom Shop.
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.
The AP5 Pro Pickup System includes a separate microphone and piezo pickup, both of which can be blended via their individual controls. The system is designed to capture the true sound of the instrument utilizing the adjustable cardioid mic, which is mounted directly to the pre-amp, and the unique piezo system to permit easy final tweaking of microphone position to suit the individual artist's style.
"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. Utilizing the timbers that are most recognized 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." -Andy Allen
- Body: Traditional "Thinline" w/ Custom Cutaway Option
- Top Wood: European Spruce
- Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
- Nut Width: 44mm
- Scale: 25.5"
- Bracing: Light "X" Brace
- Inlays: Abalone Snowflakes
- Rosette: Custom Narrow Abalone
- Neck Wood: Mahogany White Heel Cap
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Nut Material: Bone
- Saddle Material: Bone
- Saddle Spacing: 2 11/64"
- Bridge: Ebony w/ Custom Abalone Kangaroo Inlays
- Bridge Pins: Black w/ Pearl Dots
- Tuners: Open Back Grover Tuners
- Purfling: Custom Abalone Top Purfling
- Body Binding: White
- Fretboard Binding: White
- Headstock Binding: None
- Pickguard: None
- Headstock Shape: Solid Maton
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Headstock Inlay: MOP Maton Logo and Custom Shop Emblem
- Frets To Body: 14
- Neck Profile: C Shape
- Pickup(s): AP5 Pro
- Case: Black Maton Hiscox Case
- Finish: Gloss
- Serial #: 1313