Maton W.A. May Custom Shop Dreadnought Cutaway #903

€4,049.00

Maton W.A. May Custom Shop Dreadnought Cutaway #903

€4,049.00

Wow, this one blew me away with the first strum.. When it arrived I actually thought they had send me the wrong guitar because the box was so incredibly light, but really the guitar is very light and therefor amazingly resonant. Aside from an excellent selection of wood that's not only aesthetically pleasing, the weight of the woods has clearly been taken into account when building this guitar. Add to this the "light bracing" and you end up with a guitar that resonates freely, and offers endless sustain. 

 

Maton is known to use source many of their woods locally, and in this case the back and sided are made of the finest grade blackwood. The binding and lighter parts of the headstock overlay may look like flamed maple, but it actually a wood called Satinbox, which grows next to the blackwood trees sourced from the same area.

 

The W.A. May model pays hommage to Bill May, the founder of Maton guitars. His descendant still run the company today. This particular guitar is #903, meaning it's the 903rd guitar made in the Maton Custom Shop. Next to a signed certificate you'll find a USB-stick included with pictures of the whole building process. It's great to see a company putting so much passion into their guitars. 

 

I've been an official Maton dealer for several years and their level of crafstmanship has been nothing short of excellent, but this W.A. May dread from the Maton Custom Shop takes it to a hole new level!

 

Body material : AAA grade fiddleback Blackwood

Neck material : Blackwood

Top material : “AAA Select” Grade Sitka Spruce

Fretboard material : Ebony

Scale lenght : 25,5"

Fretboard radius : 12"

Nut width : 44,1 mm

Neckshape : C

Pickups : Maton AP5-pro

Case : Specialy designed Maton hardcase

Condition : Brand new

Warranty : factory warranty applies