The NEW Maton SRS808c incorporates solid Blackwood back and sides, a Western Red Cedar top and a soft cutaway. The SRS 808c 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 locked15 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.
Separate Mic and Piezo input controls - master volume
Vastly improved cardioid microphone system direct mounted to preamp via adjustable arm
Cleaner Audio path - Less 'fur' in the sound (- no electrolytic capacitors in the sound path)
New ridgid Printed Circuit Board mounting system - PCB cannot develope rattles with age
Controls feel more 'linear' - rather than bunched up towards one end
Mid Sweep goes down much lower - 1.2k -600hz (was 1k to 2k)
Improved battery terminals - now both terminals are identical and made from phosphor bronze - fewer battery corrosion problems
Improved internal connectors - all input/output connectors are now latchable - no plug dropouts!
Tighter component packing allows complete preamp on one PCB, - less prone to noise pickup and no troublesome connecting loom.
Improved pickup channel material - 6061 T6 alloy - super light, super strong - same as used in rock-climbers crampons & fittings
New PCB in pickup channel is more ridgid allowing sharper transients than before.
New 'click removable' output socket means repairs/replacements are straightforward - no soldering needed
* 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