Maton WA May Custom Shop 808
As the head of Maton’s 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.
This guitar features a gorgeous fiddleback Blackwood back and side set 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.
The spruce on this guitar is dried in a special room which is heated to over 120 degrees celcius. All the oxygen is removed from the room to prevent the timber from catching fire. This allows all the moisture to be driven from the spruce creating a final product which has very similar properties to the top of a 60 year old guitar.
This W.A. May Custom Shop 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
Top Wood: AAA Torrefied European 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: Ivory ABS with Black Dots
Tuners: Gold Grover Closed Back
Body Binding: Satin Box
Fretboard Binding: None
Headstock Binding: None
Headstock Shape: Keyhole
Headstock Overlay: Figured Satin Box “AAA” Blackwood centrepiece
Headstock Inlay: MOP Maton Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: C Shape
Pickup(s): AP5 Pro
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Gloss Finish