Maton 75th Diamond Anniversary Acoustic Guitar
To celebrate 75 years of continuous guitar production in Melbourne, Australia we decided to produce a guitar that showcased the best design and construction we could bring to a guitar, as well as to celebrate the tonewoods we love and cherish.
We’ve produced a number of excellent celebratory guitars recently, particularly the 70th anniversary models and the Vera May centenary model, so we wanted this one to really stand out (by the way Vera just celebrated her 101st birthday and is still going strong…).
We are also entering into a new and exciting era in Maton’s history as another group of Maton luthiers enter their second decade of guitar making. These talented young craftspeople are adding to the work of our older, more experienced hands to consistently create instruments that are the best Maton has ever produced, and the world is taking note!
In recent years we have explored new shapes, materials and specifications through research and development in conjunction with the Maton Custom Shop and the passion and drive of Custom Shop luthier, Andy Allen. Many of our recent production models have benefitted from that work. We wanted this 75th Anniversary model to showcase all of this work.
Body Shape: Traditional
Face: "AAA" Grade Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides: "AA" Grade Figured Blackwood
Neck: Figured Queensland Maple
Fingerboard & Bridge: "A" Ebony
Bracing: Scalloped Maton X
Face Inlay/Rosette: Herringbone w/ Inner and Outer Rings
Inner Binding: Herringbone
Outer Binding: Rock Maple
Scale Length: 64.77cm (25.5")
Headstock Veneer: Ebony w/ Keyhole and Diamond Pearl Decal
Fretwire: Jescar FW43080-217
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
Back & Sides Finish: Gloss w/ Nashville Sunburst
Top Finish: Gloss w/ Nashville Sunburst
Bridge Pins: Ivory ABS
Machine Heads: Open Back Grover Chrome
Pickguard: Black with Gold M
End Pin/Strap: Chrome
Nut & Saddle: Bone
Pickup: AP5 PRO
Soundhole Diameter: 95mm
Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53