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!
Includes Hard Case
AP5 Pro Pick Up Installed
Body Shape: Dreadnought
Rosette: 2 ring
Bracing: Light Brace
Back & Sides: Select Victorian Blackwood
Outer Binding: White
Inner Binding: Triple Pin
Headstock Veneer: W.A. MAY Specs
Fingerboard: Ebony/White Binding
Fretwire: Dunlop 6260
Number of Frets: 20
Fingerboard Radius: 304.8mm (12")
Nut Width: 44mm (1.736" - 1 47/64")
14th Fret: Width 55mm (2.165" - 2 11/64")
Fingerboard Inlays: MOP Blocks
Back & Sides Finish: U.V Gloss Tri Burst
Top Finish: U.V Gloss Tri Burst
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Machine Heads: Open Back Grovers with Pearloid Pegs
End Pin/Strap: Gold
Nut & Saddle: Bone
Case: Hiscox Flight case
Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53