Maton Custom Shop W.A. May Blackwood & Spruce Acoustic Electric Guitar


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Fresh from the Maton Custom Shop in Australia is the W.A. May acoustic-electric. Designed as a tribute to Maton's Founder, Bill May, the W.A. May makes Maton's remarkable craftsmanship and attention to detail readily apparent. Its 000 body shape provides plenty of tonal versatility and exceptional comfort. Its body is made of "AAA Select" Grade Fiddleback Blackwood, with a "AAA Select" Grade Solid Sitka Spruce top. These are the absolute highest-quality woods Maton could get their hands on, and the result is a downright amazing acoustic tone. The Sitka Spruce top has a snappy characteristic to counterbalance the low-end foundation laid by the Fiddleback Blackwood back and sides. Additionally, the back and sides of this guitar have absolutely stunning figuring that will immediately draw any player in with their gorgeous woodgrain. The W.A. May's Blackwood neck, 21-fret Ebony fingerboard, and "C" shaped neck ensure your fretting hand is comfortable as ever. Plus, the guitar's AP5-Pro pickup system combines a piezo and a soundhole pickup into one, with individual controls for each pickup's volume, as well as Bass, Treble, Mid, Volume, and Frequency controls, so you’re always in control of your tone, even when you’re playing through an amp. Its combination of exotic tonewoods, effortless playability, and high-quality electronics truly set it apart. Maton Custom Shop’s W.A. May is quite simply one of the finest acoustic guitars we have had the pleasure of playing here at Cream City Music.


-Model: W.A. May
-Body Shape: Traditional/000
-Soundboard: "AAA Select" Grade Solid Sitka Spruce
-Rosette: "AAA" Blackwood
-Bracing: Light Brace
-Back & Sides Material: "AAA Select" Grade Fiddleback Blackwood
-Outer Binding: Satinbox
-Inner Binding: Triple Black Pinstripe
-Neck: Blackwood
-Headstock Veneer: Heritage Centre Piece
-Fingerboard Material: Ebony
-Fretwire: Dunlop 6260
-Number of Frets: 21
-Fingerboard Radius: 304.8mm (12")
-Nut Width: 44mm (1.736" - 1 47/64")
-14th Fret: Width 55mm (2.165" - 2 11/64")
-Fingerboard Inlays: 4mm Pearl Dots
-Back & Sides Finish: UV Gloss
-Top Finish: UV Gloss
-Bridge Material: Ebony
-Bridge Pins: Ivory ABS
-Machine Heads: Gold Grover Perloid Buttons
-Pickguard: Optional
-End Pin/Strap: Gold
-Nut & Saddle: Bone
-Case: Hiscox Flight case
-Pickup: AP5 PRO Optional