Maton SRS808 Guitar with Western Red Cedar Blackwood and Cutaway
The Maton SRS808 Guitar with Western Red Cedar Blackwood and Cutaway incorporates solid Blackwood back and sides and a Western Red Cedar top. The SRS 808 is an absolutely beautiful little guitar and combines the warm, full tones of Blackwood with the top end sparkle of Cedar.
A forward shifting of the X braces and the shifting of scallop peaks to nodal points around the soundboard help to enhance the vibration of the top. The shifting of the X braces also allowed the inclusion of a second, parallel tone bar which allows the scalloping of both tone bars, and spreads the load while reducing mass.
Adjusted bracing heights as well as a locked 15 foot radius for the arch of the back, gave us the plate resonance separation we were looking for between top and back. We now have the full, open, lower frequency response we were looking for as well as a crisp, well defined treble response.
The new 808 series sounds a whole lot bigger than a small bodied guitar should. We were hoping the end of this journey would produce a guitar that amazes the player at first strum, then continues to impress as each aspect of the sound of the guitar meets and surpasses the player’s expectation.
The AP5-Pro now 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. 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.
All controls are now at your fingertips, and their 'resistance curves' have been specially designed and manufactured expressly for the AP5-Pro. As a result, the Bass, Treble and MID are now much more 'linear' in feel. The FQ (Mid Sweep) now goes down much lower and has a much wider frequency band ( 600Hz to 2.4kHz ) to give greater control when targeting your specific sound.
Includes Original Hardshell Case.
Top Wood: Cedar
Back Wood: Solid Blackwood
Nut Width: 1 47/64"
Serial Number: 18986
Neck Wood: Old Maple
Fretboard: Indian Rosewood
Bracing: Forward Shifted X
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Inlay: Maton Logo
Tuners: Chrome Grover
Inlays: Mother of Pearl Dots
Rosette: Sapele Ring
Body Binding: Black
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Bridge Pins: White w/ Black Dots
Pickup(s): AP5 Pro
Case: Hardshell Case Included
List price: $1,999.99