Maton Custom Shop WA May 808 Guitar - 14230
Maton Custom Shop WA May 808
As the head of Maton’s Custom Shop, Andy Allen has the ability to build a guitar that will produce the sound that the customer has ordered and wants to hear. The construction of a Custom Shop guitar is performed by a single, skilled luthier and this ensures every detail mirrors precisely the customer’s requirements.
It also ensures the look as well as the sound matches the buyer’s dream. Each operation is done by hand, the way Maton Guitars have been built since 1946, with no deadline. The process will take however long is required to meet the customer’s expectations. A masterpiece cannot be rushed!
Designed as a tribute to the Maton founder, Bill May and to bring the best of Maton's heritage and their guitar making skills together, the W.A. May is a guitar for the connoisseur.
This guitar features a gorgeous fiddleback Blackwood back and side set with a blackwood neck and AAA spruce face to produce a huge sounding dreadnought 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 comes 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. 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.
- Serial #: 1325
- Top Wood: "AAA" Select" Grade Solid Sitka Spruce
- Back Wood: Fiddleback Blackwood
- Nut Width: 1 47/64"
- Scale: 25.5"
- Inlays: MOP 4mm Dot Inlays
- Rosette: Blackwood
- Neck Wood: Blackwood
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Nut Material: Bone
- Saddle Material: Bone
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Bridge Pins: White with Black Dots
- Tuners: Gold Grover Rotomatics with Pearloid Buttons
- Purfling: B/W/B/W/B
- Body Binding: Maple
- Headstock Overlay: Figured Satin Box “AAA” Blackwood centerpiece
- Headstock Inlay: MOP Maton Logo
- Frets To Body: 14
- Neck Profile: C Shape
- Pickup(s): AP5 Pro
- Case: Hardshell Case Included
- Finish: Hi-Gloss