The WA May is a guitar that represents the very best of Maton Guitars and is a tribute to the Maton founder, Bill May. This guitar features a beautiful fiddleback Victorian Blackwood back and side set with a Blackwood neck and AAA spruce face to produce a huge-sounding 808 guitar. Add to that the unique Custom Shop voicing and craftsmanship and you have a guitar worthy of the name W.A. May.
This W.A. May Custom Shop is also equipped with the AP5 Pro Pickup system. 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. A highly selective cardioid microphone system allows for a 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 the microphone position to suit the individual artist's style.
All Maton Custom Shop guitars are built by Master Builder Andy Allen. He hand picks the premium wood sets for his master grade collection. Andy has built guitars for many famous Maton artists. His detailed work for each creation is captured in photos during the build process for each guitar, accompanied by a USB drive with dozens of photos for each specific guitar.
Top Wood: "AAA" Select" Grade Solid Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Fiddleback Blackwood
Nut Width: 1 47/64"
Inlays: MOP 4mm Dot Inlays
Neck Wood: Blackwood
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Bridge Pins: White with Black Dots
Tuners: Gold Grover Rotomatics with Pearloid Buttons
Body Binding: Maple
Headstock Overlay: Figured Blackwood centerpiece over Ebony base/wings on Deco style headstock