Maton EM100C-808 Messiah Acoustic Electric Guitar

Available at Acoustic Centre Melbourne

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Looking for the ultimate acoustic guitar that will last a lifetime? Look no further than the Maton EM100C 808 Messiah Acoustic Guitar, available exclusively at Acoustic Centre - the #1 dealer for Maton guitars worldwide.

Crafted from Solid AAA grade Spruce and premium Indian Rosewood, the Messiah sounds as good as it looks. The smaller 808 body shape is perfect for recording, live performances or players looking for more detail, with a focus on its low end to produce a more contained version frequency wise. And with the on-board AP5 Pro pickup system, you can easily isolate or blend both systems to deliver every nuance of your playing to a live audience.

At Acoustic Centre, we combine our passion for all things guitar with exemplary customer service, making us the trusted local guitar shop and online guitar store for guitar players of every level. Our expert team hand-inspects and professionally sets up every instrument in-store to ensure optimum playability, and we offer free delivery on all Maton guitars Australia-wide. Plus, we know Maton guitars inside out, so you can have absolute confidence that when you order a Maton from us, you'll be getting the finest example of what Maton Guitars can offer.


  • Model: EM100 808 Messiah
  • Body Shape: 808
  • Soundboard: "AAA" Grade Spruce
  • Rosette: Herringbone
  • Bracing: Scalloped Maton X
  • Back and Sides: Indian Rosewood
  • Outer Binding: Rosewood w/Maple Pinstripe
  • Inner Binding: Herringbone
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 64.77cm (25.5")
  • Headstock Veneer: Rosewood,Maple Pinstripe/Keyhole
  • Fingerboard & Bridge: Ebony
  • 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: Pearl Snowflakes - "Messiah" Pearl Block on 17th Fret
  • Back & Sides Finish: UV Gloss/Natural
  • Top Finish: UV Gloss/Natural
  • Bridge Pins: Ivory ABS
  • Machine Heads: Gold Grover Rotomatic
  • Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
  • End Pin/Strap: Gold
  • Nut & Saddle: Bone
  • Case: Flight case
  • Pickup: AP5-Pro
  • Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53.

    Acoustic Centre offers free shipping on all new items to most locations within Australia on all orders over $99, excluding Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland. Used items have a flat rate shipping fee of $59 within our usual shipping locations. We also offer competitive Express shipping options at checkout.

    Customers located in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland recieve free shipping on all accessory orders over $99, but will incur a flat rate instrument or large item shipping charge of $179 (or $299 for Express shipping).

    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.

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    Please note that returns will not be accepted for variations in timber grain /  colouring, finish variations and parts colouring, unless there is a fault with the instrument. If you have any questions at all regarding an instrument's appearance, just drop us a line - we're always happy to send photos, and if we have more than one instrument in stock you'll be able to choose the exact guitar that you receive!

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      LANCE M.
      Australia Australia

      Maton EM100C-808 Messiah Acoustic Electric Guitar

      An absolute dream guitar. Could not be happier with the purchase! The sound is amazing, and the overall finish is just superb. Many thanks to Dan for helping me with this online purchase. It’s the second Maton I have purchased through the Acoustic Centre, and both guitars received have been perfection. This one looks great next to the EA80C :) I highly recommend Acoustic Centre!

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      Marta R.
      Australia Australia

      Maton 808 Messiah

      An amazing guitar in every way. Third maton from you guys, service and knowledge is second to none. Thanks

      Acoustic Centre Maton EM100C-808 Messiah Acoustic Electric Guitar Review
      Australia Australia

      In love all over again

      The experience with The Acoustic Centre, 1st class as always. The guitar, I love it. The finish and tone are exceptional. I was nervous about the neck's gloss finish, but after I played it, I couldn't put it down.

      john b.

      maton Em100C 808 Messiah

      Fantastic Great Service Thanks Mick

      Broughton J.

      Maton Messiah emc 100c 808

      i took a risk when i purchased this guitar over the phone im glad i did to my ears this guitar is the best sounding ive played the neck is comfortable and the body shape sits well as for the build and pick up again well done im very lucky

      Simon W.

      review maton messiah em100c 808

      Ever since I first laid eyes in this guitar in matons catalogue I fell in love with the specs. The parlour style guitar is awesome when standing up or sitting down, not too much bulk there. And with its awesome tone is a delight to play amped up through the AP5 pro pickup, or Just acoustically. The fret is amazing and I love to wrap my fingers around this solid neck and play for hours.