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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Prices of left handed Dreadnoughts (handmade) with pickups - Any in stock?

: :I am interested in a left handed dreadnought with pickups, I think the code is w30.
: :

missing ax5

I recently had a Maton AX5 stolen (Les Paul). Brown in colour. Please send info if you know of its location.

grinspoon

Pat davern is the most worthy guitarist who ever used a maton mastersound...

Re: grinspoon

Yeah, but his mate Jon Toogood of Shihad/Pacifier RAWKS as well! Cheers!

Re: grinspoon

Absolutely! the man is one of the most sick guitarists in the world and man he can pull a tune out of that guitar like no one! fantastic phat sound and I'm gettin one for meself! Cheers!

All of them

Please send me all the latest brochures on all Maton electric acoustic
guitars to 7 laycock street, Carey bay, Newcastle, N.S.W. Australia

thanks: Ron King

Maton "El Toro"

Hi, I have an extremely rare Maton "El Toro" Baritone guitar in the Danelectro-Longhorn-Style. It was made in 1967, is in near mint condition, and I would like to sell it to a collector. Please get in contact with me, when you are interested, and make an offer!

Re: Maton "El Toro"

Do you still have it?

: Hi, I have an extremely rare Maton "El Toro" Baritone guitar in the Danelectro-Longhorn-Style. It was made in 1967, is in near mint condition, and I would like to sell it to a collector. Please get in contact with me, when you are interested, and make an offer!

how much is mine worth

Hello. I've started learning to play my dad's Maton that he bought about 30 years ago. It hasn't been played until I came along. It's model is F10. I can't remember the other details of it. Cheers.

Re: how much is mine worth

hi robyn , i have an f10 as well, i cant tell you what its worth but you can work out when it was made with the serial number. there are numbers in brackets to the right iof the serial no, the numbers are the month and year it was made. hope this helps

please can you tell me???

hey ya!!!
would you please be abled to tell me how much and what year my maton is.....i have a maton jazz style guitar
with an arch top, classic maton sunburt...(tobacco kinda busrt), with f-holes and "stradovarious" on the headstock...this model
has no trus rod...
can you please give me an idea on how much that she is worth???
thanx for your precious time... stay groovy, franki.

please can you tell me???

hey ya!!!
would you please be abled to tell me how much and what year my maton is.....i have a maton jazz style guitar
with an arch top, classic maton sunburt...(tobacco kinda busrt), with f-holes and "stradovarious" on the headstock...
can you please give me an idea on how much that she is worth???
thanx for your precious time... stay groovy, franki.

FG 150 @ EM325c

I have 2 very loved and well used Maton which I have toured round Australia to at least 4000 schools since 1988 and also taken them to Cairo Kuala Lupur Fiji Japan.
They are well serviced at the Guitar Factory at Glavesville N.S.W
My FG150 is now 20 years old and my EM325C is 10 years old and is just great plugged in and unplugged.
Great guitars keep up the good work.

Greg Dimmock

Maton Slide guitar

We have an old looking Maton Silvertone Slide guitar in really good condition. We tried the Maton history site to get some information but the page is blank. Do you have any information regarding how old it might be and what it might be worth. Thanks, Patrick Sheehan

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pricing of instruments?

Could you please send me a current price list of guitars in the range, including gst for the australian market
yours sincerely
astellios

Re: pricing of instruments?

Price of M225 pls
tks

Re: pricing of instruments?

: Could you please send me a current price list of guitars in the range, including gst for the australian market
: yours sincerely
: taylor burch

50th Anniversary Maton for Sale

50th Anniversary Maton for sale, mint cond. never been played. Internal Pickup with hard case. $7500 (no dreamers)

Re: 50th Anniversary Maton for Sale

Is this guitar still for sale? Thanks - Mark.

Re: 50th Anniversary Maton for Sale

Hi Mark, yes its still for sale. My email address is wks@iinet.net.au

my friend sara

my friend sara has some maton acoustic electric.
i dont know the serial number or anything but she bought it for $1572 and she has done a heap of modifications to it like:
taken of purfling and replaced it with Ivory.
replaced tuning pegs with solid gold Ibanez tuning pegs of an electric guitar.
it sounds really good but i think she has voided the warranty.
is this so
?

Maton Firebirds

Does anyone have any info about late 1960s Maton Firebirds?

Re: Maton Firebirds

I'll own up, I have one too! a 12 string electric - I think the pick ups are great - they sound unique.

Keeping the guitar in tune during gigs can be a challenge and why didn't they put the dots on the neck or on top of the neck?.

I was told it was a 1968.

Anyway re: info, I was given an old photocopy of the original Maton brochure which featured Fyrebirds, I'll try to find it as it had photos and a blurb on each model.

Re: Maton Firebirds

Hi all.
I've got a 6 string FYRBYRD. I can't say that it's a great guitar but I certainly think it's unique enough in both sound and feel that it deserves a place in guitar history.

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Re: Maton Firebirds

Maton made 3 Three different Fyrbyrd guitars at different times. The most common being the 6 string and 12 string from the early 60's, they had a Fyrbyrd sticker on the top cutaway. As for value, any Fyrbyrd is a collectible today, the final value is determined by the original condition, e.g
If they have been modified with new hardware, or a backyard respray, any structural damage, then that would put me off paying top dollar, sadly though I have found that most old Matons dont fetch prices like the U.S brands

Re: Maton Firebirds

: Does anyone have any info about late 1960s Maton Firebirds?
Yeah,I wanna know too.If anyone has an answer PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

Re: Maton Firebirds

: : Does anyone have any info about late 1960s Maton Firebirds?
: Yeah,I wanna know too.If anyone has an answer PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
Hi, do you want to sell it?

Re: Maton Firebirds

: : : Does anyone have any info about late 1960s Maton Firebirds?
: : Yeah,I wanna know too.If anyone has an answer PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
: Hi, do you want to sell it?

i own the first one eva built.I got it from my grandad who got it for 100 bucks.

Fyrbyrd

Do you really have the first one ever built... I am in love with FyrByrds... I have a nice little collection... please email me brissyproducer@gmail.com or call me on 041 229 6413

greg

Re: Maton Firebirds

: : : : Does anyone have any info about late 1960s Maton Firebirds?
: : : Yeah,I wanna know too.If anyone has an answer PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
: : Hi, do you want to sell it?

: i own the first one eva built.I got it from my grandad who got it for 100 bucks.
my grandad put a tremlo arm on it.ITs all red
and is a wierd shape.

Re: Maton Firebirds

: : : : : Does anyone have any info about late 1960s Maton Firebirds?
: : : : Yeah,I wanna know too.If anyone has an answer PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
: : : Hi, do you want to sell it?

: : i own the first one eva built.I got it from my grandad who got it for 100 bucks.
: my grandad put a tremlo arm on it.ITs all red
: and is a wierd shape.It is not for sale

Re: Maton Firebirds

: : Does anyone have any info about late 1960s Maton Firebirds?
: Yeah,I wanna know too.If anyone has an answer PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

Re: Maton Firebirds

.i own the first maton eva built. I got it from my grandad who bought it ages ago from a shop for 100 bucks

Re: Maton Firebirds

: : Does anyone have any info about late 1960s Maton Firebirds?
: Yeah,I wanna know too.If anyone has an answer PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
: Well that makes three of us who'd like to know...

Re: Maton Firebirds

: : : Does anyone have any info about late 1960s Maton Firebirds?
: : Yeah,I wanna know too.If anyone has an answer PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
: : Well that makes three of us who'd like to know...

: : What do you want to know about FYRBYRD's. I have a 12-20 12 string that I bought in about 1966. It still isn't easy to play. Like all 60's Maton's the pick ups are pretty crap. Without the 12 sting sound to help their sound is pretty bad.

Re: Maton Firebirds

: : : Does anyone have any info about late 1960s Maton Firebirds?
: : Yeah,I wanna know too.If anyone has an answer PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
: : Well that makes three of us who'd like to know...
: : What do you want to know ? I've got a 12-20 12 string FYRBYRD ( not Firebird ). I bought it in about 1966 and it's still hard to play.

12 String fyrebyrd

Me too: I have a green 12-20, complete with Bigsby...was at a Maton show the other day, they say it is early 60's, no later than 1964.

There are quite a few Fyrebyrds around, in different shapes + colours, but apart from being a 60's geetar, I don't know a lot about them. Like most Matons, they have great necks and ordinary pickups. They certainly are one of the more adventurous looking geetars....I have some different PUs on mine so it sounds good...

Re: 12 String fyrebyrd

I have the same guitar, it is number 138 12-20 Maton fyrbyrd . Any idea what it is worth please

FyrByrd

Do you still have this Byrd?

is so please contact me on brissyproducer@gmail.com

Greg

Re: 12 String fyrebyrd

alot

Re: 12 String fyrebyrd

I have a brown sunburst 1220 with bigsby serial number 108 that means the eighth one made. I purchased it in 1968 second hand --they only made 120 of them and acording to the maton products list they were made in 1965 to 1966:but when talking to mayton they said 1961 to 1962 so im not sure --anyway they are a nice old guitar --strange tone controls though.

it's spelt fyrbyrd

you can find a few pictures at
www.maton.com.au
and
http://www.guitarcrazy.com.au/Maton.htm

Guitar

Hello! I've just found a Maton DC1500 in my grandmothers closet. Serial #266. How much is it worth?

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Maton Collectable Guitars

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I have owned a pristine condition Maton Jazz Man 45 guitar ...Serial # 1855 (368) for over 30 years. It was special
ordered by musician Rick Thomson from Magrath, Alberta, Canada with Hofner pickups, custom Framus parts and a
hard case. It is a beautiful instrument in 'as new' condition. Does this quality maintained instrument have significant
collector value?
Jim Collingridge
University College of the Cariboo
Kamloops, BC,. Canada V2C 5N3
E-mail: collingridge@cariboo.bc.ca

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how much is mine worth???

hey there, coll....
how's it shakin'??? well my name is franki...and i have a question for you...i have a maton
guitar...i am not sure of the year that it was made....but she is an oldie...it has a cut away, it is a jazz style
guitar with a tobacco burstish finish on her...this model was pre-trussrod...it has an arch top with f-holes...
it also has "stradovarius" on the head stock...do you know what year(s) these fine instruments were made???
and do you have any idea what she would be worth??? i would appreciate if you could drop me a line some-
time soon......thanx mate....yer a "bloddy" legend.......stay groovy, franki!!

how much is mine worth???

hey there, coll....
how's it shakin'??? well my name is franki...and i have a question for you...i have a maton
guitar...i am not sure of the year that it was made....but she is an oldie...it has a cut away, it is a jazz style
guitar with a tobacco burstish finish on her...this model was pre-trussrod...it has an arch top with f-holes...
it also has "stadovarius" on the head stock...do you know what year(s) these fine instruments were made???
and do you have any idea what she would be worth??? i would appreciate if you could drop me a line some-
time soon......thanx mate....yer a "bloddy" legend.......stay groovy, franki!!

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