Maton W.A. May Dreadnought Guitar

MATON

Maton WA May Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

Hand made by Andy Allen in the Maton Custom Shop, the W.A. May is a tribute to the late Maton Founder, Bill May.  Designed and built to show the artisan skills of Andy Allen and to pay tribute to Bill May, 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 guitar.

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 W A May Features a Solid AAA Sitka 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 "AAA" grade Blackwood is intensely figured. It has a warm, full tone with a particularly pleasing mid frequency response and has become a world renowned and sort after tone wood. The Sitka Spruce top delivers clarity and definition whilst maintaining the warmth and overtones of the lows and mids. This timber combination has come to define the Maton tone, one that is balanced and rich and extremely usable in a live situation.

On board AP5 Pro pickup system delivers the ultimate pickup system utilising both a piezo transducer under the bridge in combination with a condenser mic located inside the sound hole. You can isolate or blend both systems to deliver every nuance of your playing to a live audience.  On board tonal controls allow further tonal refinement. 

Hiscox flight case included.

Why buy your Maton from us? From beginners to pros, 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 Acoustic Guitars in Australia.

  • 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-Pro 

Standard Tuned

 With Capo

  

Drop Tuned

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