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2020 Maton EA808 Australian, Bunya Top, Blackwood Back and Sides, AP5 Pro Pickup - USED - SOLD



(USED) Just in on consignment, Maton's popular 808 size using all native tonewoods.  The Bunya top has distinctive wide grain and kisses of bearclaw.  To our ears, Bunya sounds like a soft-ish spruce, like Engelmann or soft Sitka, or maybe even a hybrid of Sitka and Redwood.  The Blackwood back and sides put us in mind of the soft, lower-mid growl of koa.  The guitar is easily excited, and excellent for fingerstyle.  The proprietary AP5 pickup sounds superb, we don't know if any guitar sounds better than a Maton when plugged in.  Full specs from Maton's website: 

  • Model: EA808
  • Body Shape: 808
  • Face Bunya
  • Back and Sides: "AA" Blackwood w/ Blackwood and Rock Maple Pinstripe Zipper
  • Neck: Blackwood
  • Fingerboard & Bridge: Desert Acacia
  • Bracing: Scalloped Maton X
  • Face Inlay/Rosette: Herringbone
  • Inner Binding: Herringbone
  • Outer Binding: Blackwood w/Maple Pinstripe
  • Scale Length: 64.77cm (25.5")
  • Headstock Veneer: Blackwood, Maple Pinstripe/Keyhole
  • Fretwire: Dunlop 6260
  • 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, "Australian” Mother Of Pearl Block Inlay on 17th Fret
  • Back & Sides Finish: Natural Satin
  • Top Finish: UV Gloss Natural Face and Headstock
  • Bridge Pins: Ivory ABS
  • Machine Heads: Gold Grover Rotomatic
  • Pickguard: Tortoiseshell with Gold M
  • End Pin/Strap: Gold
  • Nut & Saddle: Bone
  • Case: Hiscox Hard Case
  • Pickup: AP5 PRO
  • Strings: Elixir Nanoweb 80/20 Bronze 12-53

Condition is excellent with original hard case.  No fret wear, dings or scratches.  

AMW Price: $2,295 (Online checkout)

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