Maton Pre-Owned EM100C-12 Messiah 12-String Cutaway - 16368


Maton Pre-Owned EM100C-12 Messiah 12-String Cutaway - 16368

This gently cared for Pre-Owned Maton 12-string Messiah is a rare model. Originally purchased from Artisan Guitars in 2019, we have only seen two other examples in the past decade.

This model is equipped with the Maton AP5 Pro and conforms to factory spec. Our technician has completed a fresh setup with Elixir Phosphor Bronze strings. It has been thoroughly inspected, found to be flawless short of 2 minor dings (one captured in a photo, the other too small to even see). There is no fret wear.

A masterpiece, the Maton EM 100 was born from the blending of traditional materials with exquisite craftsmanship. The Messiah represents a total, no compromise approach. Flawless attention to detail guarantees your Messiah will be an instrument of pride and pleasure for many years to come.

With a familiar combination of Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood, this guitar performs and sounds absolutely wonderful. Clear high range tones with very supportive low and mid range tones with balance across the board. Solid complexity and overtones, without the "boomy" bass.

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. This upgraded AP5-Pro microphone is direct mounted to the pre-amp casing with an adjustable arm, which permits easy final tweaking of microphone position to suit the individual artist's playing style.

Using the ‘Sweep-able Mid’ controls. Mid-range is sweep-able from 600Hz to 2.4kHz and can be cut or boosted within this range. As a general rule we start out with all settings ‘flat’ then alter them to achieve the desired tone & presence based on the venue or recording environment. 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 Mid's by 5db and set the frequency dial at 1.7kh.

There is a small indentation on the front that is about an inch under the bridge.  We tried to photograph it but it was too minor to be captured in a photo.  There is a small ding on the bottom back binding that you can see in the last photo.  It is very small and the picture makes it look worse than it is! Neither spot will affect the value of this wonderful piece.

Great 12-string, at a great price!


  • Model: EM100/C
  • Body Shape: Dreadnought W/Cut Away
  • 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 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: Hiscox Flight Case
  • Pickup: AP5 PRO
  • Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 10-47
  • Serial Number:  3254

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