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
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
End Pin/Strap: Gold
Nut & Saddle: Bone
Case: Hiscox Flight case
Pickup: AP5 P
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