From Maton... "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.
I now realize after prototyping, research, and development why so many incredible guitar players choose this amazing guitar to help realize 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." -Andy Allen / Master Luthier
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, natural sound of the guitar 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.
All handcrafted Maton Custom Shop guitars include a USB drive with images of your guitar in production. Photos courtesy of Andy Allen, All in a days work!
Model: CS Classic
Body Shape: Traditional (Thinline)
Top Wood: European Spruce
Back & Side Woods: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1-3/4" (44 mm = 1.736")
Bracing: Maton Forward Shifted "Light X Brace"
Fretboard Inlays: Mother of Pearl Snowflakes
Neck Wood: Mahogany with White Heel Cap
Fingerboard Radius: 304.8mm (12")
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 11/64"
Bridge Pins: White w/ Black Dots
Tuners: Open Back Nickel Grover
Top Purfling: Herringbone (Inner Binding)
Body Binding: White (Outer Binding)
Fretboard Binding: White
Headstock Binding: None
Headstock Shape: Solid Maton
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: MOP Maton Logo and Custom Shop Emblem