Simplicity and purity of tone lay at the heart of the Blackwood range of Guitars. Pure Blackwood tone -clear, bright trebles, strong mid range and full bass. The all Blackwood construction produces a unique compression, blending frequencies into a new, unique voice.
While Brazilian rosewood remains the standard wood for comparing sounds made by guitars, many musicians choose the Tasmanian or Australian Blackwood as their guitar tonewood. The sounds and tones these guitars make is “sweet,” and distinct. It is different from the Brazilian rosewood tone, and adds a certain beauty and nuance to the tune and sound of the instrument. One of the most visually stunning furniture timbers available, Blackwood has also become an important tonewood. Most of the Blackwood comes from the Otway Ranges in Victoria, Australia. It often displays "fiddleback" character and "AAA" grade Blackwood can be intensely figured. It has a warm, full tone with a particularly pleasing mid frequency response and has become one of the most sought after timbers. It may be of interest to learn, that whenever a Maton employee gets to make their own guitar, they almost always choose Blackwood. It is used in nearly every Maton either as a neck, back and sides, or internal component.
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.
Using the ‘Sweepable Mid’ controls. Midrange is sweepable from 1 to 2khz and can be cut or boosted within this range. As a general rule for the system should start out ‘flat’ then be altered to achieve the tone desires. For example, an open, natural sound can be achieved by setting the frequency control at 1.4khz and the boost/cut control at 5db. Alternatively, for a ‘thick’ lead sound boost your mids by 5db and set the frequency dial at 1.7kh.
- Top Wood: "A" Select Blackwood
- Back Wood: "A" Select Blackwood
- Scale: 64.77cm (25.5")
- Nut Width: 44.1mm (1.736" - 1 47/64")
- Blackwood Series
- Serial Number: 5500
- Neck Wood: Queensland Maple
- Fretboard: Streaky Ebony
- Bridge: Streaky Ebony
- Bracing: Scalloped Maton X
- Headstock Overlay: Blackwood Veneer
- Headstock Inlay: Maton Logo
- Tuners: Chrome Grover Rotomatic
- Inlays: 6mm Pearl Dots
- Rosette: Rope
- Body Binding: Black ABS
- Pickguard: Black w/ Gold M
- Nut Material: Bone
- Saddle Material: Bone
- Bridge Pins: Ivory ABS
- Pickup(s): AP5 PRO
- Case: Maton Hardcase
- List Price: $1,999.00