Maton Custom Shop AA Traditional Australian Cedar / Mahogany Acoustic Guitar

SKU: 689
$4,490.00 $5,499.00
Availability: In Stock! - Ready for Shipment or Pickup In-Store


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!


Model: C.S Traditional
Body Shape: Traditional (Thin)
Soundboard: Australian Cedar
Rosette: Herringbone
Bracing: Light Brace
Back & Sides: Mahogany
Outer Binding: Maple
Inner Binding: Herringbone
Neck: Mahogany White Heel Cap
Headstock Veneer: Blackwood with Rock Maple Pinstripe Veneer
Fingerboard: Ebony/White Binding
Fretwire: Dunlop 6260
Number of Frets: 20
Fingerboard Radius: 304.8mm (12")
Nut Width: 44mm
14th Fret: Width 55mm (2.165" - 2 11/64")
Fingerboard Inlays: Dots
Back & Sides Finish: U.V Gloss
Top Finish: U.V Gloss
Bridge: Ebony
Bridge Pins: Bone 
Machine Heads: Open Back Grovers
Pickguard: None
End Pin/Strap: Chrome
Nut & Saddle: Bone
Case: Hiscox Flight case