Maton Custom Shop W.A. MAY Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

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THE MATON CUSTOM SHOP

Maton’s Custom Shop provides you with the ultimate personal guitar experience. As the customer, you are invited to specify body shape, colour, decorative inlays and be involved in the selection of premium tone woods.

The Maton Custom Shop experience provides you with the opportunity to have a say in the dynamics of the desired sound speaking face-to-face with the craftsman who will build the guitar for you.

You can be guaranteed that Maton will build a guitar that you can truthfully say is unique, a one-off.

All timbers selected for Custom Shop guitars are hand picked from Maton’s vast stocks and then thoroughly checked for structural integrity. This ensures that only top quality materials find their way into a Custom Shop guitar. The timber’s visual appeal and tonal quality also form an important part of the selection process. All the chosen components are then individually ‘voiced’ to ensure they can produce maximum acoustic performance. This is done by ‘tap testing’ and flexing each piece to determine maximum strength and minimum weight, the recipe for great tone. It is a process that requires deep experience and construction knowledge and can only be done by an extremely skilled craftsman.

As the head of Maton’s Custom Shop, Andy Allen has the ability to build a guitar that will produce the sound that the customer has ordered and wants to hear. The construction of a Custom Shop guitar is performed by a single, skilled luthier and this ensures every detail mirrors precisely the customer’s requirements. It also ensures the look as well as the sound matches the buyer’s dream. Each operation is done by hand, the way Maton Guitars have been built since 1946, with no deadline. The process will take however long is required to meet the customer’s expectations. A masterpiece cannot be rushed!


Designed as a tribute to our founder, Bill May and to bring the best of our heritage and our guitar making skills together, the W.A May is a guitar for the connoisseur.

The WA May concept began in the office of David Steedman (Maton Director) many years ago. It was developed and designed as tribute to the late Maton founder – 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 W A 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.

 I am so happy with this guitar, even down to its Satin Box binding. Two timbers growing together in Mother Nature uniting to create a wonderful story in music. I am humbled to be able to tell just a small part of Bill's story through this model. A True Trailblazers guitar.

SPECIFICATIONS

Model: W.A May
Body Shape: Dreadnought/Traditional
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 Optional
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