The new Maton M-Series delivers a depth and subtlety of tone not often found in other instruments and adds a new, rich colour to Maton’s tonal palette with a full bottom end, strong mid-range and treble presence”
The Maton M-Series features Sapele tops, backs and sides. Sapele is an African tonewood (sometimes known as African Mahogany)which has become popular as a substitute for the now endangered Honduran Mahogany. The two woods are nearly identical tonally and aesthetically. The neck is Fijian Mahogany and the bridge and fingerboard are Indian Rosewood.
These guitars are inspired by the classic roots music of bygone days and their sound evokes images of old time country singers and bluesmen riding the rods on their way to their next engagement. The M series are dressed appropriately too. Simple pinstripe rosette and inner bindings combine with a black outer binding to produce an understated classy finish. No frills but elegant, just like the music that inspired them. A bone nut and saddle provide the finishing touches for a brilliant vintage tone.
Under the hood the M series share the recent developments of Maton’s acoustic range. Scalloped bracing and careful thicknessing have resulted in a guitar with a rich, full tone, very Maton but with plenty of that brightness and compression associated with the best all Mahogany guitars.
Body Shape: 808
Soundboard: Solid Sapele Mahogany
Rosette: Twin Row Pinstripe Rings
Bracing: Standard Maton X
Back and Sides: Solid Sapele Mahogany
Outer Binding: Black
Inner Binding: Pinstripe
Scale Length: 64.77cm (25.5")
Headstock Veneer: Rosewood Veneer- 2mm
Fingerboard and Bridge: Indian Rosewood
Fretwire: Dunlop 6260
Number of Frets: 21
Fingerboard Radius: 304.8mm (12")
Soundhole Diameter: 95mm
Nut Width: 44.1mm (1.736" - 1 47/64")
14th Fret: Width 55mm (2.165" - 2 11/64")
Fingerboard Inlays: 6mm Pearl Dots
Back & Sides Finish: Satin/Natural
Top Finish: Satin/Natural
Bridge Pins: Ivory ABS
Machine Heads: Chrome Grover Rotomatic
Pickguard: Black with Gold "M"
End Pin/Strap: Chrome
Nut & Saddle: Bone
Case: Standard Maton Hardcase
Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53.