Maton Custom Shop WA May Traditional Acoustic Guitar

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MATON CUSTOM SHOP W.A MAY TRADITIONAL ACOUSTIC GUITAR

Hand made by Maton Head Luthier Andy Allen in the Maton Custom Shop, the W.A. May is a tribute to the companies late founder, Bill May. Designed and built to show the artisanal skills of Andy and to pay tribute to Bill, the original and master luthier of Maton. This guitar is a true work of art with tones to match. Immaculate workmanship and incredible sounds emanate from the W.A May Traditional.

Bills signature 3-layered deco-style headstock sits atop this model proudly as it did on Bills very first Maton guitar (which is still in the Maton Museum 70 years on). The W A May features a Solid AAA Sitka spruce top with highly figured Fiddleback Blackwood back and sides on the traditional body size, a stunning and so often favoured combination of timber that is truly symbolic of Maton’s Australian heritage. The "AAA" grade Blackwood is intensely figured. It has a warm, full tone with a particularly pleasing mid-frequency response and has become a world reknowned and sought-after tonewood. The Sitka spruce top delivers clarity and definition whilst maintaining warmth and overtones. This timber combination has come to define the Maton tone, one that is balanced and rich and extremely usable in a live situation.

The onboard AP5 Pro Pickup System delivers the ultimate live tone utilising both a piezo transducer under the bridge in combination with a condenser microphone located inside the sound hole. You can isolate or blend both systems to deliver every nuance of your playing to a live audience.  Onboard tonal controls allow further tonal refinement. This guitar comes complete with a custom Maton flight case.

Why buy your Maton from us? Guitar players at every level have come to trust Acoustic Centre. We combine our near fanatical attention to detail and passion for all things Guitar with exemplary customer service to bring you the ultimate guitar buying experience. We know Maton guitars inside out so you can have absolute confidence that when you order a Maton from us you will be getting the finest example of what Maton Guitars can offer. We hand inspect and professionally set up every instrument in store to ensure optimum playability. We can customise the set up or strings for your instrument, just tell us what you are after and we will adjust the instrument to suit. We are local to Maton here in Melbourne and have a constant supply of brand new, in the box instruments being delivered almost daily. We offer FREE Delivery on all Maton guitars Australia Wide.

We respect and appreciate the trust that you place in us when ordering your dream guitar and that is why we are the N° 1 Dealer for Maton Guitars in Australia.

  • Model: W.A May
  • Body Shape: Traditional
  • Soundboard: "AAA Select" Grade Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette: "AAA" Blackwood
  • Bracing: Light Brace
  • Back & Sides Material: "AAA Select" Grade Fiddleback Blackwood
  • Outer Binding: Satinbox
  • Inner Binding: Triple Black Pinstripe
  • Neck:  Blackwood
  • Headstock Veneer: Heritage Centre Piece
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Fretwire: Dunlop 6260
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fingerboard Radius: 304.8mm (12")
  • Nut Width: 44mm (1.736" - 1 47/64")
  • 14th Fret: Width 55mm (2.165" - 2 11/64")
  • Fingerboard Inlays: 4mm Pearl Dots
  • Back & Sides Finish: UV Gloss
  • Top Finish: UV Gloss
  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Bridge Pins: Ivory ABS
  • Machine Heads: Gold Grover Perloid Buttons
  • Pickguard: Optional
  • End Pin/Strap: Gold
  • Nut & Saddle: Bone
  • Case: Flight case
  • Pickup: AP5-Pro  

 

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