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Maton Custom Shop 808 Highly figured flame Maple Le-Bombshell

MSRP: $7600.00
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Our Price: $7,200.00
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Maton Custom Shop 808 Highly figured flame Maple Le-Bombshell

Hand Built in Maton Custom Shop by Andy Allen
Highly Figured Queensland Maple
AAA Tight Grained Spruce Top
Mother of Pearl Binding and inlay
AP5 Pro

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Maton Custom Shop 808 Highly figured flame Maple Le-Bombshell

Maton Custom Shop 808 Highly figured flame Maple Le-Bombshell
Maton Custom Shop 808 Highly figured flame Maple Le-Bombshell

 

All timbers selected for Custom Shop guitars are hand picked from Maton’s vast stocks and then thoroughly checked for structural integrity. This ensures that only top quality materials find their way into a Custom Shop guitar. The timber’s visual appeal and tonal quality also form an important part of the selection process. All the chosen components are then individually ‘voiced’ to ensure they can produce maximum acoustic performance. This is done by ‘tap testing’ and flexing each piece to determine maximum strength and minimum weight, the recipe for great tone. It is a process that requires deep experience and construction knowledge and can only be done by an extremely skilled craftsman.

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!

Andy calls this instrument the “Traditional Deep”, referring to it being based on a traditional Martin 000 body with some extra depth similar to a Maton 808. The forward shifted X bracing allows the top to move and is helped along by some new technology used in the creation of the top. The spruce is dried in a special room which is heated to over 120 degrees Celsius. All the oxygen is removed from the room to prevent the timber from catching fire. This allows all the moisture to be driven from the spruce creating a final product which has very similar properties to the top of a 60 year old guitar.

Apart from the amazing tone of this guitar, the appearance is absolutely gorgeous. The beautiful Queensland Maple has been selected by Andy especially for this guitar from timber sourced from the Otway Forest in Victoria. Only Maton has access to this timber and are therefore the only manufacturer able to make a guitar of such beauty.

Other features include nickel Grover machine heads with pearloid buttons, a high gloss finish, and Maton’s brand new AP5 Pro Pickup with built in microphone.

This particular EBG808 is made in the Maton custom shop using only the highest select woods and craftsmanship. For more information, please give us a call at (858) 259-3940 for a detailed hands on description of this fine quality guitar.

 

Maton Custom Shop 808 Highly figured flame Maple Le-Bombshell

Hand Built in the Maton Custom Shop By Andy Allen
Highly Figured Queensland Maple
AAA Tight Grained Spruce Top
Mother of Pearl Binding and inlay all over
AP5 Pro

Weight 25 lbs
Dimensions 47 x 21 x 9 in
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