Maton Custom Shop
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 Traditional (one of a kind!)
This beautiful Guitar is a custom shop one-of-a-kind traditional model, fully customized with many different Maton appointments. The European Spruce top is very light weight and stiff, and often looks very pale. European Spruce hails from northwest Norway, eastern Poland, the mountains of Central Europe, the western edge of the Alps, the Carpathians and Balkans, and to the extreme north of Greece. The wood tone comes across different than most spruce. European provides a sound rich in overtones, focused, and full of nuance and tone color; a sound often preferred by fingerpickers. It offers a quicker response and greater headroom than Engelmann.
The back and sides are built with Flamed Rock(hard) Maple. This hard maple gives the guitar great bass response, and a shimmering high end that can cut through any mix. Building with maple back & sides gives the guitar a brighter attack, and provides higher end overtones that will ring out with any sweet chamber or hall reverb.
The beautiful custom appointments of this guitar make the instrument stand out in a full room of instruments. The builders at Maton put together a guitar that includes custom features from many of their already popular custom model instruments. Crafted with a Triple Pinstripe BWBWB inner binding, combined with a Blackwood outer layer, the guitar gives off that very natural not "over the top" look. The headstock was built based on the WA Style model peghead with an ebony overlay, and the Kangaroo inlay that is usually placed on the Tommy Emmanuel models. The face inlay/rosette is a beautiful flowing Mother of Pearl circle that surrounds the soundhole and accents the pale(almost white) spruce top. topped off with a speedy ebony fingerboard and pearl block inlays.
To mention another amazing feature this guitar has to offer would be Maton's own AP5-Pro pickup system. 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.
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Top Wood: European Spruce
Back Wood: Flamed Rock Maple
Nut Width: 1.736
Rosette: Mother of Pearl
Neck Wood: Blackwood
Nut Material: Bone
Tuners: Pearl Button Chrome
Body Binding: Triple Pinstripe BWBWB w/ Blackwood Outer Binding
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Maton Logo & Kangaroo
Neck Profile: Flat C Shape
Pickup(s): AP5 Pro
Case: Maton Custom Shop Case