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EBG808-ARTIST

Maton EBG808 Artist Acoustic Electric Guitar

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This stunning Maton Artist small body acoustic guitar features figured Blackwood back and sides with a triple AAA Sitka spruce top. The combination of a solid spruce top with solid Australian Blackwood is superb. The Blackwood delivers warmth and breadth in the lows and low mids, but still maintains beautiful definition and projection. Combine this with the resonance of a solid spruce top and you have a guitar that is voiced perfectly for acoustic or live performance. Tonally balanced and incredibly responsive, the EBG808 Artist is the perfect performer's guitar.

Snowflake fret markers, gold machine heads, snowflake inlays, herringbone trim, and maple binding complete the beautiful aesthetic, while the AP5 Pro Pickup System makes it a perfect instrument for live performers. Maton's attention to detail shines through on yet another Australian classic. Includes Maton hard case.

  • Model: EBG808 Artist
  • Body Shape: 808
  • Face "AAA Select" Grade Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Sides: "AA" Grade Blackwood
  • Neck: Select Queensland Maple
  • Fingerboard & Bridge: Ebony
  • Bracing: Scalloped Maton X
  • Face Inlay/Rosette: Herringbone
  • Soundhole: 95mm
  • Inner Binding: Herringbone
  • Outer Binding: Rock Maple
  • Scale Length: 64.77cm (25.5")
  • Headstock Veneer: Keyhole w/ 2mm Blackwood Veneer
  • Fretwire: Dunlop 6260
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fingerboard Radius: 304.8mm (12")
  • Nut Width: 44.1mm (1.736" - 1 47/64")
  • 14th Fret: Width 55mm (2.165" - 2 11/64")
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Mother of Pearl Snowflakes
  • Back & Sides Finish: Satin/Natural
  • Top Finish: Satin/Natural
  • Bridge Pins: Ivory ABS
  • Machine Heads: Gold Grover Rotomatic
  • Pickguard: Tortoiseshell with Gold M
  • End Pin/Strap: Gold
  • Nut & Saddle: Bone
  • Case: Standard Maton Hardcase
  • Pickup: AP5-PRO
  • Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53

Acoustic Centre offers free Australia-wide shipping on all accessory orders (excluding bulky items including amplifiers and cases) over $50, and free courier shipping with tracking on all instruments and amplifiers over $599, and cases over $299. We also offer Express shipping options at checkout.

Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage. We reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.

All strings and accessories will be shipped with tracking via courier or Australia Post. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery.

The Acoustic Centre ships goods Australia-wide, however at this time we are unable to accept international orders. Please contact us on (03) 9699 5691 to enquire about a special order. The Acoustic Centre is located at 206 Park St. South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. We ship daily at 2pm (Monday to Friday) excluding Victorian public holidays.
You are welcome to pick your order up instore, but we will require photo identification to ensure against fraud. If you require more info on shipping to your area, or have any questions regarding shipping, please contact us via info@acousticcentre.com.au or by phone on (03) 9699 5691.

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    02/06/2022
    A
    Anonymous
    Australia

    Great guitar

    Great sound, light weight and a great looking guitar. Very glad I purchased!

    02/06/2020
    JE
    John E.
    Australia

    Def a keeper

    Over the last couple of months my 808 Artist and I have been getting to know one another, I think it might be love. It plays like a dream, has great tone and when plugged in it steps up to another level, where it matches or exceeds my other more expensive guitars. I am well pleased with my purchase and would certainly buy another Maton [wife permitting !]

    02/06/2020
    JE
    John E.
    Australia Australia

    Def a keeper

    Over the last couple of months my 808 Artist and I have been getting to know one another, I think it might be love. It plays like a dream, has great tone and when plugged in it steps up to another level, where it matches or exceeds my other more expensive guitars. I am well pleased with my purchase and would certainly buy another Maton [wife permitting !]

    15/07/2019
    GC
    George C.
    Australia

    808 Artist

    love my new purchase but disappointed I wasn't offered a set up before shipping, seemed like a rushed sale.

    15/07/2019
    GC
    George C.
    Australia Australia

    808 Artist

    love my new purchase but disappointed I wasn't offered a set up before shipping, seemed like a rushed sale.

    25/03/2018
    IC
    Israel C.
    Australia

    Awesome

    I just need to tweak the settings on the AP5 Pro and experiment with my live sound, but overall I am quite pleased. Ordered online and delivery came packaged well and telephone service from staff organising the delivery was great!

    25/03/2018
    IC
    Israel C.
    Australia

    Awesome

    I just need to tweak the settings on the AP5 Pro and experiment with my live sound, but overall I am quite pleased. Ordered online and delivery came packaged well and telephone service from staff organising the delivery was great!

    30/11/2017
    V
    Vaughan

    They're made with love and pride

    I've owned three Cole Clarks and three Maton guitars over the years. Of those six, five have been sold on. The keeper is the Maton EBG808 Artist. No other Australian guitar comes close to it in terms of tonal balance, sustain, quality of build or value for money. If you're looking for a guitar-for-life, this is it. Play it with pride, cradle it with love; it will inspire you.

    10/11/2017
    M
    Matt

    Looks are far from deceiving

    As the title implies, the guitar sounds as good as it looks and plays great too! I've had mine that i bought from AC for nearly 3 years now and it hasn't let me down yet despite having taken a beating every now and then suffering a few minor dings and dents. Need i say more than what has already been said about the superb AP5 Pro pickups as well as producing a great tone the inbuilt mic also helps in picking up percussive playing on the body which can really add to a performance. Love mine and i wouldn't trade it for the world!

    14/12/2016
    SS
    suzanne s.

    awsome

    bought this guitar for hubby he seems to never put it down.we bought a taylor 910 from these guys quite a few years back and have now purchased a fishman loudbox mini which arrives tomorrow.dealing with acoustic center is a hassle free experience.we live in qld and have received goods via courier in a couple of days.keep up the good work guys.

    27/07/2015
    B
    Bryan

    Fantastic Guitar!!

    This guitar is awesome and very comfortable to play. A very nice tone when played acoustically. But when plugged in to a PA, it really comes alive with a very natural rich tone that sets it way apart from any other acoustic guitars plugged in.

    12/11/2014
    CT
    Callan T.

    808 is F%#ing GREAT!

    While this may be a small bodied guitar, it has excellent midrange, and plugged in, all Matons sound fantastic. I plug directly into a PA mostly when I perform and with the blended mic system the sound hole mic pickup gives me that "real" sound more so than most under bridge pickups. Yoiu've got control of feedback with the blending options. I have the Artist Series so it's got Maton quality with all top grade timbers. The smaller bodied guitar allows you to get in close for finger style and noodling work. Great guitar - Keeper for life.

    10/11/2014
    MH
    Matt H.

    Great tone, looks and feel

    I'll start off by saying that I haven't played many guitars in my lifetime so my opinion may not be useful for anyone. Aesthetically this is one of the most beautiful guitars I've ever seen, the Victorian blackwood isn't given the justice it deserves by the photos displayed, however they seem to vary in detail in the figuring I have found throughout my research prior to purchasing. Sound wise this thing is great acoustic, but when it is plugged in it shines, with the ability to blend both the mic and the piezo's from the AP5 Pro system allows you to dial in the perfect tone, the mic is also great at picking up the various percussive sounds you can achieve. In terms of reliability I don't think my opinion is useful as i have only had the guitar for a few month, but despite that I have had no problems with the guitar My only concern with this guitar is the way it is setup, when i got it the action was rather high due to a slightly bent neck, so my advice with it is to buy Matons specialised tool and/or to get it professionally set up. Once i had adjusted the neck it played much better and was more enjoyable to play. I plan to play this guitar for the rest of my life. I hope this helps anyone considering buying this beautiful instrument and of course you would be supporting a great Australian business.