Maton WA May Custom Shop 808 with Sitka Spruce and Figured Satin Box ID-9148


Maton Custom Shop WA May 808 with Sitka Spruce and Figured Satin Box

As the head of the Maton Custom Shop, Andy Allen has the ability to build a guitar that will produce the sound that the customer has ordered and wants to hear. The construction of a Custom Shop guitar is performed by a single, skilled luthier and this ensures every detail mirrors precisely the customer’s requirements.

It also ensures the look as well as the sound matches the buyer’s dream. Each operation is done by hand, the way Maton Guitars have been built since 1946, with no deadline. The process will take however long is required to meet the customer’s expectations. A masterpiece cannot be rushed!

Designed as a tribute to the Maton founder, Bill May and to bring the best of Maton's heritage and their guitar making skills together, the W.A. May is a guitar for the connoisseur.

Satin Box (in our opinion the best tone wood available) back and sides combine with a Blackwood neck and AAA spruce face to produce a huge sounding dreadnought guitar. Add to that the unique Custom Shop voicing and craftsmanship and you have a guitar worthy of the name W.A. May.

Satin Box is a small tree which is often found as a companion plant to Victorian Blackwood. It is a striking blonde color and has amazing tonal properties. Satin Box is extremely stiff and produces a sound comparable to Brazilian. It is rare to find a Satin Box tree large enough to yield a guitar back and side set so we reserve the use of this beautiful tonewood for very special guitars.

This W.A. May Custom Shop 808 is equipped with the AP5 Pro Pickup system.

The AP5 Pro features Separate Microphone and Piezo input controls allow for blending of both microphone and piezo levels prior to sending the actively combined signals through to the tone circuits and master volume.

Highly selective cardioid microphone system allows for much greater microphone level before feedback in live environments. This newly upgraded microphone is direct mounted to the preamp casing via an adjustable arm, which permits easy final tweaking of microphone position to suit the individual artists style.

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Shipping Weight: 20

Serial: 680

Top Wood: "AAA" Select" Grade Solid Sitka Spruce

Back Wood: Figured Satin Box

Nut Width: 1 47/64"

Scale: 25.5"

Inlays: MOP 4mm Dot Inlays

Rosette: Koa

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

Body Binding: Koa

Headstock Overlay: Figured Satin Box “AAA” Blackwood centrepiece

Headstock Inlay: MOP Maton Logo

Frets To Body: 14

Lower Bout Width: 14 13/32"

Upper Bout Width: 11 7/32"

Total Length: 39 23/32"

Pickup(s): AP5

Case: Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: Gloss Finish

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