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
Top Wood: AAA Select Grade Solid Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Fiddleback Blackwood
Nut Width: 1 47/64"
Inlays: MOP 4mm Dot Inlays
Neck Wood: Blackwood
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Bridge Pins: White with Black Dots
Tuners: Gold Grover Rotomatics with Pearloid Buttons
Body Binding: Maple
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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