Here are some beautiful photos of a top-of-the-range Maton acoustic guitar from the Guitar Factory in Parramatta, Sydney, featuring some stunning fiddleback blackwood.
Designed as a tribute to our founder, Bill May and to bring the best of our heritage and our guitar making skills together, the W.A May is a guitar for the connoisseur.
Victorian Blackwood (in our opinion the best tone wood available) back and sides combine with blackwood neck and AAA spruce face to produce a huge sounding dreadnought guitar. Add to that our unique Custom Shop voicing and craftsmanship, you have a guitar worthy of the name W.A May
That it features Victorian blackwood is fine by me.
It’s almost too good to play!
It’s been a while since I’ve done a story on Melbourne-based guitar maker Maton, renown for it’s blackwood guitars. Here are two good stories.
Firstly some eye candy.
The recently (?) released Maton BB1200 DLX is an absolute beauty.
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[Click on this image to see the larger view and appreciate the real blackwood beauty!]
This guitar just screams the beauty of blackwood. Yes it’s Victorian Otways blackwood but blackwood nevertheless. Here’s a video review.
Imagine your farm-grown blackwood ending up here, looking this good! Something to be proud of!
Secondly Maton Guitars are now also using Tasmanian as well as their traditional Otways blackwood. The new Maton SRS 70 acoustic guitar is an example.
And a video review:
Do Maton’s want to help secure their future supply of blackwood? Now how do we transmit this blatant market passion for blackwood on to Tasmanian farmers?
Following on from the Cort Guitars story here’s another guitar story that recently appeared in ABC Business News website.
A great little story (video) about renowned Melbourne-based Maton Guitars.
A story posted yesterday on the Business Spectator website. One of their series on Australian family businesses. Not so much a story about blackwood, but given the importance of Melbourne-based Maton Guitars in the commercial development of blackwood as a internationally recognised tonewood I think it’s a great story. Plus I always enjoy reading Alan Kohler’s articles. Thankyou Matons and Mr Kohler.