Maton EBG808CLG Performer Series Bunya and Queensland Maple with Cutaway and Vintage Amber Sunburst
The Performer series carries the original 808 shape with a slightly thinner body and soft cutaway. This Performer Maton EBG-808-CLG features the proprietary Maton AP5-PRO pickup
with internal mic and unique 6-piezo under saddle transducer for live
sound that is warm, balanced, and authentic.
It carries the original 808 shape with a slightly thinner body and soft cutaway. Its Bunya soundboard provides the volume and punch to more than compensate for a small body. Comfort and playability are the keys to this purpose built series.
The Bunya Feast was a regular gathering of indigenous people from around the Bunya Mountains in Southern Queensland. They would gather to feast on the ripe nuts from the Bunya tree and to sing, dance and celebrate. The Bunya tree also yields an outstanding soundboard timber - probably the best Australia has to offer.
Maton pioneered the use of this tonewood in the mid 1990's and have made some of our finest guitars from Bunya. Bunya has an earthy, wild, evocative tone, a change from the conventional - but with the volume, tone and beauty to stand up in its own right. Bunya is also a sustainable guitar making soundboard, reaching maturity in 80 years. Compare that to the 300 plus years it takes to grow Spruce.
The Bunya sound board over Queensland Maple back & sides makes this one of the most popular Maton guitars in our collection. This 808 Peformer has a Vintage Amber Sunburst top option, and comes with the Maton hard-shell case with Maton logo! This Maton is a workhorse, and will become your "go to" guitar for performing gigs. When they ask you where you got it (and they will), tell 'em "Artisan Guitars"... One of the best guitar shops on the planet!
Includes Original Hardshell Case.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: "A" Grade Solid Bunya
Back Wood: Solid Queensland Maple
Nut Width: 1 47/64"
Inlays: Dot fingerboard inlays
Neck Wood: Queensland Maple
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Bridge Pins: White w/ Black Dots
Tuners: Gold Grover Rotomatics
Body Binding: Cream
Pickguard: Black with Gold "M"
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Queensland Maple
Headstock Inlay: Maton Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Body Depth: 3 13/16"
Lower Bout Width: 14 13/32"
Upper Bout Width: 11 7/32"
Total Length: 39 23/32"
Pickup(s): AP5 Pro
Case: Hardshell Case Included