Made in Australia: My Maton Collection Book

The first book of its type ever written, Made in Australia is a 400 page publication highlighting every vintage and collectible Maton model ever made. Featuring hundreds of guitars, basses, amps, ukuleles and lap steels, each instrument photographed and described in detail.

Large format, hard cover, full colour photography, historic notes and design information, detailing the unique and versatile instruments to come out of the workshops of this Aussie icon.

Containing numerous rare, custom-made and employee guitars, prototypes and many serial number one examples. Including the sensational GA.1, which pre-dates factory ledgers, the First Electric made, a Big Ben guitar that is the only one ever seen, and an El Toro like nothing else.

The collection covers guitars made from 1946 to the present era including the first guitar to roll off the Box Hill production line, plus comprehensive sections on amplifiers, the Fyrbyrd, the Mastersound MS500 and the Holy Grail of Maton guitars - the Starline.

Maton have a long and pronounced history as Australia's leading guitar brand. Conceived in a back-yard workshop in 1946, Maton guitars have been played by the greats, from the Easy Beats to The Beatles, Tommy Emmanuel to Josh Homme and countless local and international musicians.

Made in Australia is exactly that, a book on Australian guitars meticulous collected over many years, published by an Australian and printed in Australia. It is a must have for collectors, those who own a Maton, or for anyone interested in vintage guitars period.

Edition Number: 1
Published: 28th November 2017
ISBN: 9780648049500
Number Of Pages: 400

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