Maton Guitars

Australia's leading manufacturer of Acoustic and Acoustic / Electric Guitars

Until the late 1930's the Australian guitar manufacturing industry was virtually non existent and good quality guitars were hard to find. The best guitars, it was well understood, came from the U.S.A. Bill May, a Melbourne born jazz musician, woodwork teacher, and luthier, decided to change all that...

Maton are Australia's leading manufacturer of Acoustic and Acoustic / Electric Guitars. We pride ourselves on making the best guitars possible at a price musicians can afford! Please take some time to view our range of superbly handcrafted Guitars, Accessories and Custom Options.

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Identify Maton Flamenco Acoustic guitar date and model

Trying to find someone that can identify a Maton Flamenco Acoustic guitar. There are no markings that I can find, i.e., Model, S/N, etc., but I do have pictures. Does anybody know where I can send the picture for possible identification?

maton c30 or c45

hi , this is murray, i am still interested in mint c45 or c30, my number is 0417491820 call me

Maton Tasman CW60

Maton Tasman CW60 , number 073 of 108, made 11/81
was this made in australia or japan
good condition, lovely to play
cheers, Greg

Maton mayfair arch top acoustic

Hi my name is Bazz. I have a Maton Mayfair Royale s/n A 155 blonde arch top from 1951 that maybe for sale to the wright collector?
This guitar is in fair condition and its case in less fair condition. Maton has advised the it is one of only 175 made in 1951. This hand carved
big arch top guitar is awesome but not, suitable for my small collection and it's not mine but, an old friends. looking for comments please..

Maton Mayfair Royale

Hello Bazz,
If you still have the Maton Mayfair for sale, please email me.


Hey mate,

I am keen on the Mayfair.

My number is 041 229 6413..

Please get in touch

or email

Maton Mayfair Royale

Hello Bazz,
Is this guitar still for sale?


hey mate,

Please email me on or sms me on 041 229 6413 or call of course... Really interested in the Mayfair...


Maton DC545

Hi, Good to see a site devoted to Tommy Emmanuel's favourite acoustic. My first Maton was an 1958 Maton Supreme. After a visit to a friend who had just spray painted his fridge 'positano yellow' and was eager to unleash his new found creative talent, the Maton was masked up and sprayed in the U.S. stars and stripes. Came out quite well but the days of the Maton's status as a mint collectible were over. My next Maton, which I bought new and still own, is a mint condition 1964 DC 545 'crab claw' double cutaway. The serial number is 231. This seems like a low number and it would be interesting to know how many were made. The guitar still has the music store's sticker on the back of the head. (Musgroves.) With the exception of a missing Maton nameplate from the case, (probably ended up on the floor of some dive where we used to play,) everything is intact and completely original.

maton c.45 135

Hi I have a Maton c45 135 super condition with original leather case are you still looking

Maton C45


I am interested in getting a Maton C45 in very good to mint condition and wondered if your guitar is still available.

maton c45

hi, yes I'm still looking for a mint c45 so send me some photo,s and we can talk further, regards murray

maton c.45 135

Hi I have a Maton c45 135 super condition with original leather case are you still looking

maton c45/c30

hi, anyone out there with a mint original c30 or c45 maton classical for sale call or txt me on 0417491820, thanks regards murray

maton c45

hi , anyone out there with a mint original c45, c30 maton classical, out there call me or txt me on 0417491820, all the best murray

Maton C.25 query

Hey i just inherited a Maton acoustic guitar it is a C.25 in what i would deem near flawless quality but i would assume to a more guitar minded person they would find minor flaws but not anything really that would be to bad about it im just wondering if anyone could give me any further information on it as google isnt providing me with much its a Maton C.25 serial number is 228 (568) please email me with any info you have regarding it as i would love for it to goto someone that is going to use it as im not a music person my email address is

maton c30 or c50 classical guitar

hi , still chasing a mint c30 or c50, if you have one and are interested to sell at a fair price ,email me or call me or txt me on 0417491820, regards murray

maton f10

Hi, I have a Maton F10 (1171) could anyone tell me how much these guitars are worth? where is the best place to take the guitar and have it restored ? it has a broken string. cheers danniF

Maton C45 advice

I brought this guitar second hand from Palings in about 1967 & for most of those years the case has not been opened. I used it for lessons over a couple of years early on and then again more recently. The basic condition is good with no obvious areas of wear due to use (other than some scuffing from the plectrum). There are two small chips on the soundboard and some light scratches on the sides. The top coast is obviously aging. The hard case was made by Stammfords at Chatswood & may be older than the guitar, but is in useable, but now poor condition. It's time for me to consider my options as I will not use it again. Any advice appreciated (as to value, methods for disposal).

Maton Sapphire Deluxe

any1 interested in maton sapphire deluxe
302/6? sms 0487 047 963 tx

Maton sapphire

I assume this has been sold

62 maton fyrbyrd

Hey guys. I am after the original knobs that came with this model. Any ideas on where l could source them?

FyrByrd Knobs

I may be able to help...

email me at

I will ask around some of the collectors :)


Maton C 50 and slimline Sapphire

I have a top of the line, cedar top, ebony fretboard Maton C50 classical guitar (1976) in excellent condition in original case.
Also a Maton Sapphire 3 pickup 303/6 (268) in very good to excellent for age condition. Great neck and frets...some fingerboard wear at the 'camp-fire' chords end. The original machine heads were upgraded to top quality models when the guitar was young. The guitar had a minor finish flaw near the bottom f-hole which was remedied by the Maton factory under warranty by fitting a custom-made, possibly unique, scratch-plate over the volume and tone controls.
The original owner had a friend who had a Sapphire with a fixed tail-piece, which he thought had better sustain, so he had professionally fitted a fixed tail piece. Later, he had it converted back to original, with the result that the 2 gold-finished tailpiece studs are visible under the original M trapeze tail-piece. The sun-burned finish has some age-related, visible up close, crazing on the front. The guitar is without the original case.
I'd greatly appreciate it if any knowledgeable person could give me some idea of the worth of each guitar. I can post pics if desired.

old maton

i have old maton cant find anything about it all i got to go on is a label inside body of the old thing the label says B20 and what could b a 9 but looks more like a scroll also says made by maton victoria australia if anyone has any ideas please let me know thanks allH

maton c45

I have a C45 which I bought from the Maton outlet at North Melbourne sometime in 1970. I was so smart that I saved $25 by not buying a case. Hmm.
This poor old instrument has withstood fourty three years of hard living but never have I felt the urge to sell or throw it onto the nearest tip. The finish is worn; it now shows its hard life, but, the neck is straight, the action is as good as the day it was bought, the intonation is perfect, the frets are still in top condition.
The tone is superb.
OK, there is a small split (about one inch long) on the sounding board. A piffling complaint.
After recently spending $140 on sprucing this instrument up (as much as possible) and buying a ninety dollar case, I feel a compelling urge to tell somebody who may understand the implications inherent in owning such a good and faithful friend: I will not sell it.
However, I am curious as to whether someone can indicate a reasonable value.
I've also accumulated a Maton EA80C - beautiful - four Fender guitars and four good amps.
Enough! Is there anyone around out there who just wants to talk (or crow) about their good fortune in having accumulated a good stable of instruments? I'll answer any correspondence from anyone who's not an obvious nut.

Maton Kid Capitol $$$?

Hey All,

I have this old Maton Kid Capitol fair condition, I've had it sitting around for about 5 years and a mate of mine owned it before, anyone know possibly what it would be worth?



maton c25/c30

hi anyone out there with a mint c25/c30 please call me on 0417491820, ps the person who called me around the 20/9/2013 please call back as i lost your no. regards m

c25 maton classical

hi anyone out there with a maton c30 or c25 please call me on 0417491820, ps the person who called me around the 20/9/2013 please cll back as i have lost your no.

Maton guitars

Hello Murray,
I am guessing you do not stay any where near me in Fife in Scotland, never the less we have a common interest in guitars. I am the owner of a c30 which I picked up at a local antique shop a year or so ago. The serial number is 416 so I gather she is very early of the production line and unfortunately the condition reflects that, but in its favour no one has attempted any botch up repairs and I am sure a good builder could restore it to its former glory.
I would be pleased to hear from you at the e-mail above. Yours. Lawrence.

Maton AX5

I have an early 70's Maton AX5. All original, black with black pick guard, gold pick-ups, mother of pearl block inlays, normal wear and tear. White egding has yellowed a little. Plays beautifully. Would apreciate an approximate value if anyone has seen one for sale?


Hey mate.

Still waiting to here from you on or 0412296413.

Keen to chat about the ax5


Maton AX5

Hey mate,

I purchased an AX5 for just under $1000 about 18months ago... Mine was red.... I fell on hard times and had to sell it about 3 months ago... got $1100 for it.... Mine was in great condition...

I would love to replace it...

could you email me on



Maton AX5

Gday Greg,

I was in a similar situation a few years back, and it came down to parting with the guitar or the wife......
I missed her for a while but she was easier to replace than the Maton. Thaks very much for the info!



Could you email me some pics mate?


I'm away at the moment mate.

I'm away at the moment mate. I'll send some through next time i get home.


Still keen to see pics...

Just wondering when you will be back at home :)

email is



Thanks mate looking forward to it :)

Maton 1950 Supreme

Pic uploaded to this link. What you think guys? Shes a beauty!

Supreme F210

This is an early 50's Supreme F210... it is stripped of its finish.. and seems to have something strange in regards to the alignment of the tailpiece as it is covering the hole for the strap pin.

IT would need complete restoration...

What are you looking to do with it...

If you can email me on I would be keen to talk about it


Maton 12 string acoustic

I have a Maton F.G.150/12 serial number 820 (271).

I am wanting to insure the guitar and wondering if someone could advise me of a qualified person to value the guitar in South East Queensland or some idea of the value of the guitar. Also could someone give me some feedback as to the build date of the guitar. It have had it repaired recently internally but it has a number of bumps and bruises, it is in no way mint condition but it has the most glorious action and tone.


Maton Guitar.

G'day Greg.

I also have a Maton fg150 12. Serial number 827 (172) Which I bought in Sydney new in March/April 1972.
On mine I have a built in pickup. The guitar is in as new condition but has chrome tuners not gold as described on the Maton history site.
Did you manage to get a valuation on yours?


Barry E

Maton 1967 CW80/12 - how much to ask for it?

Hi folks, I have decided to sell my trusty Maton CW 80 12-string which I've owned since the early 70s.
Serial number is 110. Based on that, Maton have told me the year of manufacture was 1967.
The action is perfect, but it is has some minor body blemishes.
The case is solid but a bit battered.

Any thoughts on what a reasonable asking price might be?


Maton Starline

I have a Maton Starline EG90 Birdseye maple in good nick wondering how much it is worth

Still have the Starline?


I've been searching for a Starline for a while. Just wondering if you still have your and would consider selling it.

Call me on 0400 840 519

I'll pay a good fair price




Hey mate do you still have the starline for sale?

please email me on or call or sms on 041 229 6413.




Hey Ross,

Value is a sliding scale based upon how original a guitar is... condition... weather it has original case and its condition too...

I think a starline in average to good condition should fetch around $1500... as the condition increases I would say a "museum grade" example could fetch $3500 or there abouts if it is truly mint with original case and original documentation from purchase...

Id love to see pics...

my email is



maton F 11

Hi i have a old Maton F 11 serial 1313 (273)
It in pretty good condition, with only a couple of very minor dents on it, any idea what it might be worth.
ANy information appreciated.

maton C25

hi still in the market for a maton C25 classical in good nick not rough, any body out there please contact me or txt me on 0417491820 regards murray


there is one at swop shop right now :)


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