With a combined tenure of 28 years, Andy Allen was selected to master the custom shop launch 19 years ago. During this time he recently surpassed the benchmark of nearly 1400 guitars, individually hand-built (many from his own inspiration and design).
Looking for a one-of-kind full range dreadnought? Equipped with arguably the best acoustic electronics in the world, the Maton AP5-Pro is available on all Maton Custom Shop models.
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. Production photos courtesy of Andy Allen, All in a days work!
Model: Custom Shop Dreadnought
Body Shape: Dreadnought Cutaway
Top Wood: "AAA" Bearclaw Sitka Spruce
Back & Side Woods: East Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1-3/4" (44 mm = 1.736")
Bracing: Maton Forward Shifted "Light X Brace"
Fretboard Inlays: 4 mm Mother of Pearl Dots
Rosette: Abalone Shell
Neck Wood: Rock Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 304.8mm (12")
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 11/64"
Bridge Pins: White w/ Black Dots
Tuners: Closed Back Gold Grover with Pearloid Buttons
Top Purfling: Abalone 41-Style (Inner Binding)
Body Binding: Bloodwood (Outer Binding) with B/W/B Violin Purfle
Fretboard Binding: None
Headstock Binding: None
Pick Guard: Loose in Case
Headstock Shape: WA May Style Tribute Profile
Headstock Overlay: Tiger Myrtle with B/W/B Violin Purfle
Headstock Inlay: MOP Maton Logo with Custom Shop "M"