Maton Custom Shop Spruce/ Ziricote Acoustic Guitar
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!
Ziricote is the solid wood that has been selected for this beautiful one off custom shop guitar built by Andy Allen. Ziricote is a deciduous tree native to the Yucatan Peninsula. This piece is truly stunning in appearance with swirls, dark and light chocolate hues and a lighter colour webbing in it's centre and sides. This example is finished in satin to let it sing. It has a similar appearance to Brazilian Rosewood. Tonally it is akin to Indian Rosewood, however being denser moves towards the characteristics of Macassar Ebony. It has a bold deep bass, load projection, full mids and a sparkle and clarity in it's upper register. Main thing to note is the balance of this monster. This is a flat pickers dream, however a finger style or folk player would find it's overtones truly captivating.
Hard Case included
AP5 Pro Pick Up installedSpecifications:
Model: Custom Shop - AAA Solid Spruce - Ziricote
Body Shape: Dreadnought
Soundboard: "AAA Select" Grade Solid Sitka Spruce
Bracing: Rosewood / Paua
Back & Sides Material: Solid Ziricote
Outer Binding: White
Inner Binding: Triple Black Pinstripe
Neck: Custom Stringer Mamog
Headstock Veneer: Standard
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: Chrome Grover open back tuners with Perloid Buttons
End Pin/Strap: Chrome
Nut & Saddle: Bone
Case: Hiscox Flight case
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