Maton Vera May Centenary 808 'Series 2' Acoustic Electric Guitar
This is one of only a handful of 'Series 2' Vera May 808s - this model does not feature the hand-signed label and white case, but is otherwise the same exact guitar. Our last guitar sold within a day, so act quick!
The Vera May includes a number of firsts for Maton. The headstock is an elegant rethink of the W.A May headstock, an interpretaion of the headstock that appeared on the very first Maton Bill May built in 1946. An elegant gloss finished streaky ebony veneer with a Mother of Pearl logo contrasts beautifully with a figured blackwood headstock veneer. The 808-sized body is bound with ebony and inner pinstripe bindings.
The soundboard of the Vera May is made from Lutz Spruce, a naturally occurring hybrid of Sitka Spruce and White Spruce, with the stiffness of Sitka but with a little less density. This results in a greater balance of subtle overtones and complex harmonics. The soundboard is finished in U.V cured gloss, providing strength and protection to the wood and enhancing its natural top end sparkle.
The flamed blackwood back, sides and neck are finished in our special tuned satin finish, providing all the warmth and midrange that the 808 series is famous for. The fingerboard and bridge are made from streaky ebony, a material we have come to love for its strength, stability and tone as well as its earthy beauty. The fingerboard features snowflake inlays and a 12th fret Vera May signature block inlay .
The Vera May Series 2 comes with an AP5 Pro pickup system and case. This is an extremely limited instrument - there's only a handful in Australia, with the rest headed overseas to Maton's international collectors. The guitar ships in a black Maton-branded Hiscox flight case.
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