Maton 808C Nashville Cutaway With Sitka and Australian Blackwood
With a sound-board of "AA" grade solid Sitka spruce, "A-Grade" solid Blackwood back and sides and one of the world's finest acoustic pickups in the AP5-PRO. With its dominant live tone, The EBG808 Nashville is the guitar of choice for Country Music great Keith Urban
The combination of a “AA” Sitka Spruce soundboard, Indian Rosewood fingerboard/bridge and Blackwood back, sides and neck produces a tone that is rich, full, well balanced and with the glassy highs essential to the tone of this fantastic guitar. This Maton EBG 808 Nashville could be just the guitar your collection has been missing.
One of the most visually stunning furniture timbers available, Blackwood has also become an important tonewood. Most of the 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 the 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.
It is used in nearly every Maton either as a neck, back & sides, or internal component.
The AP5 Pro Pickup System includes a separate microphone and piezo pickup, both of which can be blended via their individual controls. The 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.
Includes Original Hardshell Case.
Top Wood: "AA" Select" Grade Solid Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Blackwood
Nut Width: 1 47/64"
Frets To Body: 14
Serial Number: 17912
Neck Wood: Select Queensland Maple
Fretboard: Indian Rosewood
Bracing: Maton X Braced
Headstock Shape: Blackwood veneer keyhole headstock
Headstock Overlay: Blackwood
Headstock Inlay: Maton Logo
Tuners: Gold Grover Rotomatic
Inlays: 6mm Pearl Dots
Rosette: Herringbone soundhole rosette
Body Binding: Ivory ABS
Fretboard Binding: None
Headstock Binding: None
Pickguard: Tortoise shell
Nut Material: 1 3/4"
Saddle Material: Bone
Bridge Pins: Ivory ABS
Neck Profile: C Shape
Body Depth: 4 59/64"
Lower Bout Width: 14 13/32"
Upper Bout Width: 11 7/32"
Pickup(s): AP5-Pro pickup system
Case: Hardshell Case Included
List price: $2,799.99