Maton Guitars Custom Shop 808 Cutaway - 16534


Maton Guitars Custom Shop 808 Cutaway - 16534

With our many years of experience in designing special guitars, the appointments for this custom Maton 808 Cutaway were selected through consultation with the player, thank you TG.

The 808 body shape is unique to Maton Guitars... Compared with an OM (Orchestra Model) from other builders, the 808 is narrower in the upper and lower bouts. The 808 body is also deeper, measuring 4-7/8" (vs. 4.0" common depth for most OM guitars). The extra body depth enhances the bass response.

As with all Maton 808 models, the voicing is a combination of the forward shifted X-brace and the added body depth. Generally speaking, the tonal character is "balanced", where the bass, mid-range, and treble volumes are equally matched within a close parameter.

All Maton Custom Shop models are built by Master Builder Andy Allen. He hand picks premium wood sets from 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.

Completing the appointments, this Custom Shop 808 was built with the legendary Maton AP5 Pro electronics, featuring an internal Microphone and 6-Piezo bridge system.


  • Model: Custom Shop 808
  • Body Shape: 808 Cutaway
  • Orientation: Right Handed
  • Cutaway Option
  • Face: AAA Grade Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette: Herringbone Rosette
  • Back and Sides: East Indian Rosewood
  • Neck: Victorian Blackwood
  • Fingerboard & Bridge: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlays: MOP Snowflakes
  • Fingerboard Binding: Victorian Blackwood
  • Face Inlay (purfling): Herringbone
  • Sound Hole: 95mm  
  • Bracing: Select Grade Tone Bracing
  • Outer Binding: Victorian Blackwood
  • Backstrip: Victorian Blackwood
  • Scale Length: 64.77cm (25.5")
  • Headstock Veneer:  Ebony
  • Headstock: Maton Heritage Keyhole
  • Headstock Inlay: Vertical Maton Logo and MOP Kangaroo
  • Fretwire: Dunlop 6260
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fingerboard Radius: 304.8mm (12")
  • Nut Width: 44mm (1.736" - 1 47/64")
  • 14th Fret: Width 55mm (2.165" - 2 11/64")
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Pearl Dots, "C.G.P." Individual Letters at 12TH
  • Body & Neck Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony with MOP Dot Inlays
  • Machine Heads: Grover Open Back Nickel
  • Pickguard: Tortoiseshell (loose in case)
  • End Pin/Strap: Chrome
  • Nut & Saddle: Bone
  • Case: Maton Hiscox Flight Case
  • Pickup: AP5 PRO
  • Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53
  • Serial:  1524

Related Items