Maton Custom Shop Traditional w/ European Spruce & Granadillo


Maton Custom Shop Traditional

A traditional body with Granadillo back and sides. A favorite of Eric Johnson, the traditional body shape is one of the finest guitar bodies to ever to come out of the Maton Custom Shop.

"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

This Maton traditional 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. Granadillo provides powerful treble and a dry punchy low end! perfect for recording and leaving tons of mid range emptiness for vocals or any other lead instruments.

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.


  • Top Wood: European Spruce
  • Back Wood: Granadillo
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Nut Width: 1 47/64"
  • Frets to Body: 14
  • Gloss Finish
  • Custom Shop
  • Serial Number: 1212
  • Neck Wood: Grandillo
  • Fretboard: Granadillo
  • Bridge: Granadillo
  • Bracing: Maton X Braced
  • Headstock Shape: Solid Maton
  • Headstock Overlay: Granadillo
  • Headstock Inlay: MOP Maton Logo
  • Tuners: Open Back Grovers
  • Inlays: Dots
  • Rosette: Herringbone
  • Purfling: B/W/B/W/B
  • Body Binding: White
  • Fretboard Binding: White
  • Headstock Binding: White
  • Pickguard: None
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Saddle Spacing: 2 11/64"
  • Bridge Pins: White W/ Black Dot
  • Neck Profile: C Shape
  • Pickup(s): AP5 Pro
  • Case: Hardshell Case Included
  • List Price: $4,499.00

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