Maton

Maton - 70Th Anniversary Edition 808C

The Maton 808c 70th Anniversary Series reflects the experience and guitar wisdom made possible by 70 years of continuous guitar building in Australia.

Maton’s senior luthiers have put their collective heads together to create a guitar worthy of this significant landmark. In a first for Maton this guitar features a gloss soundboard and satin back and sides. The tonal result of this combination is the full, natural tone associated with Maton’s satin finish and a sophisticated top end usually associated with full gloss models like the Messiah. The back, sides and neck are made from select Victorian Blackwood with Rosewood binding while the bridge and fingerboard are Indian Rosewood. The sound board is AAA Sitka Spruce. The series comes in two body styles, the Dreadnought Cutaway and the smaller BG808 Cutaway. Both are fitted with gold Grover machine heads, tortoise shell pick guard and are fitted with the superb AP5 Pro pickup system. The bracing is fully scalloped and top and back are designed for maximum tonal performance.

This is a really elegant guitar, full of guitar building sophistication and tradition. After all, it has been 70 years in the making….

Maton 70th Anniversary Specifications

  • Model: The 70th Anniversary Edition Maton 808c
  • Body Shape: 808 W/C
  • Face "AAA" Grade Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Blackwood - best figure w/ Rosewood and Rock Maple Pinstripe Zipper
  • Neck: Blackwood
  • Fingerboard & Bridge:  Rosewood
  • Bracing: Scalloped Maton X
  • Face Inlay/Rosette: Rosewood Ring
  • Inner Binding: Herringbone
  • Outer Binding: Herringbone
  • Scale Length: 64.77cm (25.5")
  • Headstock Veneer: Rosewood, Maple Pinstripe/Keyhole
  • Fretwire: Dunlop 6260
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fingerboard Radius: 304.8mm (12")
  • Nut Width: 44.1mm (1.736" - 1 47/64")
  • 14th Fret: Width 55mm (2.165" - 2 11/64")
  • Fingerboard Inlays: 6mm Pearl Dots
  • Soundhole Diametre: 95mm
  • Back & Sides Finish: Natural Satin
  • Top Finish: UV Gloss Face and Headstock, 
  • Bridge Pins: Ivory ABS
  • Machine Heads: Gold Grover Rotomatic
  • Pickguard: Tortoiseshell with Gold M
  • End Pin/Strap: Gold
  • Nut & Saddle: Bone
  • Case: Maton Hardcase
  • Pickup: AP5-Pro
  • Soundhole Diameter: 100mm

 

As well as the Maton 808c we have other Maton guitars available at MusicStreet UK.

* Remember that every Maton guitar purchased from us here at Musicstreet is perfectly setup in our workshop prior to sale at no extra cost to the customer. By doing this we feel that you will receive the best possible playing instrument which has been thoroughly checked in every respect. If you have a specific string brand / gauge you would like any guitar from us setup with please drop us a note in with your purchase or call in store for your personal setup

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