Maton Guitars EM100-808 Messiah - 16509


Maton Guitars EM100-808 Messiah - 16509

A beauty to look at and a masterpiece when played. - The Maton Guitars EM100 Messiah is a guitar icon in Australia, and features a tried and true tone-wood combination of Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood.

The Maton Guitars EM100-808 Messiah is the most appointed Maton model without crossing over the line into the Custom Shop production. The Sitka Spruce/Indian Rosewood construction is familiar to us here in the states.

Sitka is the most popular soundboard species in the world and is articulate with excellent velocity control. Indian Rosewood has a wide sound, giving you bell-like high end sparkle and warmer low end power in the bass register. Combined you get a wonderfully sonic acoustic instrument with strong frequencies across the spectrum.

The Maton Messiah Series is a great alternative tonal register to their native hardwoods. As intended with all Maton guitars, a strong balance across tonal registers, but with more bottom end. Perfect for songwriters!

The proprietary Maton "808" body shape is similar, though slightly smaller that the US OM Model. However, the body depth of the 808 is substantially deeper at 4-7/8". This is significant, as moving the top and back further apart enhances the bass element within the tonal character of the voicing (bracing technique), complimenting the different wood combinations

The Maton AP5-Pro Electronics

In its 5th generation, the AP5 Pro features an internal Microphone and 6-Piezo bridge input, with controls that allow for blending of both microphone and piezo levels prior to sending the actively combined signals through the well engineered pre-amp.

The highly selective cardioid microphone system allows for much greater microphone level before feedback in live environments. The upgraded AP5-Pro microphone is direct mounted to the pre-amp casing with an adjustable swing arm, which permits easy final tweaking of microphone position to suit the individual artist's playing style.

Controls are at your fingertips, and their 'resistance curves' have been specially designed and manufactured expressly for the AP5-Pro. As a result, the Bass, Treble and MID are now much more 'linear' in feel. The FQ (Mid Sweep) now goes down much lower and has a much wider frequency band ( 600Hz to 2.4kHz ) to give greater control when targeting your specific sound.


  • Model: EM100 808 Messiah
  • Body Shape: 808
  • Soundboard: "AAA" Grade Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette: Herringbone
  • Bracing: Scalloped Maton X
  • Back and Sides: Indian Rosewood
  • Outer Binding: Blackwood w/Maple Pinstripe
  • Inner Binding: Herringbone
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 64.77cm (25.5")
  • Headstock Veneer: Ebony, Maple Pinstripe/Keyhole
  • Fingerboard & Bridge: Ebony
  • Fretwire: Jescar FW43080
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fingerboard Radius: 304.8mm (12")
  • Nut Width: 44.1mm (1.736" - 1 47/64")
  • 14th Fret: Width 55mm (2.165" - 2 11/64")
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Pearl Snowflakes - "Messiah" Pearl Block on 17th Fret
  • Back & Sides Finish: UV Gloss/Natural
  • Top Finish: UV Gloss/Natural
  • Bridge Pins: Ivory ABS
  • Machine Heads: Gold Grover RotoMatic
  • Pick guard: Tortoiseshell with Gold M
  • End Pin/Strap: Gold
  • Nut & Saddle: Bone
  • Case: The Maton Hard Case
  • Pickup: AP5 PRO
  • Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53
  • Serial Number: 4351

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