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SOLD Maton WA May Custom Shop 808 Guitar w/ Sitka Spruce and Fiddleback Blackwood


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Maton WA May Custom Shop 808

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!

Designed as a tribute to the Maton founder, Bill May and to bring the best of Maton's heritage and their guitar making skills together, the W.A. May is a guitar for the connoisseur.

This guitar features a gorgeous fiddleback Blackwood back and side set with a blackwood neck and AAA spruce face to produce a huge sounding dreadnought guitar. Add to that the unique Custom Shop voicing and craftsmanship and you have a guitar worthy of the name W.A. May.

This W.A. May Custom Shop is equipped with the 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.

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: "AAA" Select" Grade Solid Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Fiddleback Blackwood
Scale: 25.5"
Nut Width: 1 47/64"
Frets To Body: 14
Gloss Finish
Serial Number: 1232
Neck Wood: Blackwood
Fretboard: Rosewood
Bridge: Rosewood
Headstock Overlay: Figured Satin Box “AAA” Blackwood centrepiece
Headstock Inlay: MOP Maton Logo
Tuners: Gold Grover Rotomatics with Pearloid Buttons
Inlays: MOP 4mm Dot Inlays
Rosette: Blackwood
Purfling: B/W/B/W/B
Body Binding: Maple
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Bridge Pins: White with Black Dots
Neck Profile: C Shape
Pickup(s): AP5 Pro
Case: Hardshell Case Included
List price: $4,499.00

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