Maton Custom Shop Classic Blackwood Special
A traditional body with Figured Blackwood back and sides. A favourite Model shape of Morgan Evans, the C.S Classic is one of the finest guitars ever to come out of the Maton Custom Shop.
The CS Classic is Maton's Custom Shop take on an Acoustic Guitar Standard. The 000 or OM (Orchestra Model) body shape has been an icon for all acoustic guitar makers for decades now. Utilising the timbers that are most recognised in the style, Maton developed This Special CS Classic with a mix of AAA Grade European Spruce and Figured Blackwood for the back and sides.
After extensive testing tonally and geometrically they settled upon a forward shifted X brace pattern to bring the rich bottom end from the guitar whilst maintaining an earthy mid-range and that classic Maton Glassy top register. It is not only the balance of tonality they are proud of, but the projection, clarity, and volume that this shape captures so well. It truly is a classic shape.
Maton now realizes after prototyping, research, and development why so many incredible guitar players choose this amazing guitar to help realise their voice. It is not just the comfort of this shape for hours of practice and performance but the ability to pick, strum and play fingerstyle on this shape means it becomes part of who you are as a musician.
This Maton CS Classic features a custom European Spruce top, which brings richness, punch, and complex overtones with lots of headroom. Not as stiff as Adirondack, European Spruce is a bit stiffer than Sitka Spruce offering a great amount of power for flatpicking but allows for comfortable fingerstyle playing as well, with mid-tones that you don't have to fight to pull out of the guitar, even with bare fingers.
This Special Custom Shop Maton features figured blackwood for the back & sides tonewood. One of the most visually stunning furniture timbers available, has also become an important tonewood. Most of Maton's Blackwood comes from the Otway Ranges in Victoria, Australia. It often displays "fiddleback" character and "AAA" grade Blackwood can be intensely figured. It has a warm, full tone with a particularly pleasing mid frequency response and has become one of their most sought after timbers. It may be of interest to learn, that whenever a Maton employee gets to make their own guitar, they almost always choose Blackwood.
AP5 Pro Pickup system.
The AP5 Pro features Separate Microphone and Piezo input controls allow for blending of both microphone and piezo levels prior to sending the actively combined signals through to the tone circuits and master volume.
A highly selective cardioid microphone system allows for much greater microphone level before feedback in live environments. This newly upgraded microphone is direct mounted to the preamp casing via an adjustable arm, which permits easy final tweaking of microphone position to suit the individual artists style.
Top Wood: European Spruce
Back Wood: Figured Blackwood
Nut Width: 1 47/64"
Frets To Body: 14
Serial Number: 1064
Neck Wood: Blackwood
Bracing: Maton X Braced
Headstock Shape: Standard Maton
Headstock Inlay: MOP Maton Logo and Custom Shop Emblem
Tuners: Gold Open Gear
Body Binding: Ivory
Fretboard Binding: Ivory
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 11/64"
Bridge Pins: White W/ Black Dot
Neck Profile: C Shape
Pickup(s): AP5 Pro
Case: Hardshell Case Included
List price: $4,699.00