Maton WA May Custom Shop 808 Guitar with Sitka Spruce and Fiddleback Blackwood ID-10821


Maton W. A. May Custom Shop 808

Designed as a tribute to Maton founder Bill May, the W.A. May brings the best of Maton's heritage and their guitar making skills together. The head of Maton’s Custom Shop, Andy Allen, ensures that every custom Maton will produce the perfect sound and performance that the player wants to hear.

This guitar features a figured set of "fiddleback" Blackwood back and sides, paired with AAA grade Sitka spruce and deep body construction. To us, details such as the beautiful deco headstock and ofset maple bindings make this a one of a kind visual experience.

When recorded, it is easy to hear what Andy has perfected after years of practice in the Custom Shop. Carving each top to the ideal voicing, this W. A. May performs louder and fuller to our ears. Each note has singularity, while producing a harmony of overtones unique to the deep body construction and bracing. Flatpicking and fingerstyle work well together on this W.A. May.

This W.A. May is also equipped with Maton's signature AP5 Pro Pickup system. The AP5 Pro features separate microphone and piezo input controls which help blend the perfect sound into the mix. Plugged through our AER Compact 60/3, we have a hard time imagining anything else sounding better!

Want to hear what this guitar sounds like through its paces? Watch professional fingerpicker and guitar master Jonathan Brown tear it up in our video below.

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Shipping Weight: 20

Serial: 821

Top Wood: AAA Select Grade Solid Sitka Spruce

Back Wood: Fiddleback Blackwood

Nut Width: 1 47/64"

Scale: 25.5"

Inlays: MOP 4mm Dot Inlays

Rosette: Blackwood

Neck Wood: Blackwood

Fretboard: Rosewood

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Bridge: Rosewood

Bridge Pins: White with Black Dots

Tuners: Gold Grover Rotomatics with Pearloid Buttons

Purfling: B/W/B/W/B

Body Binding: Maple

Pickguard: Optional

Headstock Shape: W. A. May Signature Design

Headstock Overlay: Figured “AAA” Blackwood with Figured Maple Centerpiece

Headstock Inlay: MOP Maton Logo

Frets To Body: 14

Neck Profile: Modified C Shape

Body Depth: Deep Body

Pickup(s): AP5 Pro

Pickup Controls: Featured on Lower Right Bout Control Panel

Case: Hiscox Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: High Gloss Finish

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