Maton Custom Shop W.A May Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar

The Maton Custom Shop W.A May was developed and designed as a tribute to the late Maton founded, Bill May. You don’t have to look very far to see many of the ideas and concepts that were close to the heart of Maton’s founder in this beautiful Custom Shop model. Bills' signature 3 layered deco style headstock sits atop this model proudly as it did on Bills' very first Maton guitar (still in the Maton Museum 70 years on). The WA May Features a Solid Spruce Top with highly figured Fiddleback Blackwood back and sides. A stunning and so often favoured combination of timber that is truly symbolic of Maton’s Australian heritage.

The Maton WA May is a wonderful tribute to an iconic Australian luthier, blending new and old to create a stunning heirloom instrument with a warm, rich, deep and complex tone that will only improve with age. It comes equipped with Maton's unbeatable AP5 Pro pickup system for plugged-in performance, and ships in a Maton-branded Hiscox flight case.

  • Model: W.A May
  • Body Shape: Dreadnought
  • 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: Hiscox Flight case
  • Pickup: AP5 P

 

Acoustic Centre offers free Australia-wide express shipping on all accessory orders (excluding bulky items including amplifiers and cases) over $50, and free express shipping with courier tracking on all instruments, amplifiers and cases over $599. 

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. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery. Deliveries to most major capital cities are usually within 2 - 4 business days, and regional areas and WA deliveries are usually within 8 working days. This can change at busier periods for our delivery providers, and is shown as a guide only.

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.
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