Maton Vera May Special w/ Lutz Spruce & Blackwood ID-13774


Maton Vera May Special 808

The matriarch of Maton Guitars and the wife of founder Bill May, Vera May, turns 100. To celebrate, Maton released one of the most beautiful guitars they've ever produced. This new guitar is not only a superb instrument, but also a very special part of Maton’s story.

The 808 sized body is bound with ebony and inner pinstripe bindings. The rosette has been carefully designed to match, also featuring ebony and pinstripe rings.

The soundboard of the Vera May is made from Lutz Spruce, a naturally occurring hybrid of Sitka Spruce and White Spruce (a close relative of Engelman Spruce). As often occurs with natural hybrids, Lutz has a certain amount of “hybrid vigour”, combining the best elements of both trees. The result is a soundboard with the stiffness of Sitka but with a little less density. This results in a greater balance of subtle overtones which is a delightful combination in a smaller bodied guitar like the Vera May.

The blackwood back, sides and neck are finished in Maton's special tuned satin finish, providing all the warmth and midrange that the Maton 808 series is famous for.

The fingerboard and bridge are made from streaky ebony, a material Maton has come to love for its strength, stability and tone as well as its earthy beauty. The fingerboard features snowflake inlays and a 12th fret Vera May signature block inlay .

The Vera May also comes with an AP5 Pro pickup system and case. The first 100 Guitars will come with a limited edition Ivory Hiscox Travel Case, and label hand signed by Vera May, celebrating her 100th Birthday!


Serial: #87 of #100

Top Wood: Lutz Spruce

Back Wood: Blackwood

Nut Width: 44.1mm (1.736" - 1 47/64")

Scale: 64.77cm (25.5")

Bracing: Maton X Bracing

Inlays: Snowflakes & Vera May Signature @ 12th Fret

Rosette: Ebony

Neck Wood: Blackwood

Fretboard: Streaky Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Bridge: Ebony

Bridge Pins: Bone

Tuners: Gold Grover

Purfling: Pinstripe

Body Binding: Ebony

Pickguard: Black

Headstock Shape: WA May Custom Shop Head

Headstock Overlay: Blackwood

Headstock Inlay: Pearl Logo

Neck Profile: C Shape

Pickup(s): AP5 Pro

Case: Limited Edition Ivory Hiscox Flight Case

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