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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68 Maton wedgetail

Hi I have a 68 wedge tail with the bigsby, I need to get it insured, can anyone let me know a market value?


Hey mate,

If you could send me pics of the Wedgtail I could give you a valuation

My email is or my number is 041 229 6413.

Look forward to hearing from you



Hey mate,

Wondering if you found out what you needed re the Maton Wedgtail?

Shoot me an email please to



Hey mate,

If you email me serial number and some pics I can give you a valuation on what I would believe the insurance value is...

There are several variations on the Wedgtail and values vary greatly depending which it is

my email is



Values of matons

You are right I am infact one of the honest people... I have given a shit load of info to people by doing research on serial numbers and using my contacts at maton directly to find out manufacture dates and also where things were originally sold too...

It goes both ways though my friend... sometimes people tell people something is worth a shit load more than it truly is... for example I had a guy believing that a maton f10 classical was a priceless gem worth thousands of dollars when in fact it was worth not much at all... maybe $50 - $100 cause it was seriously stuffed and falling apart...

unfortunately someone had this person convinced it was a rare and collectible guitar...

I do ask people if they are selling their guitars and I do ask them what they want.. if they ask me what it is worth i give them an honest answer with an honest value to me as a collector to buy this particular guitar...

I personally own 37 matons in my collection and I have paid alot for some of them and others I have found as bargains...

People like yourself have to be careful too that you dont give people a false representation of worth from the other extent ie over valuing guitars...This is what a certain person in sydney who shall remain nameless due to his recent receivership status and all his customers that now have lost $805,000 worth of consignment vintage guitars... I am sure if you are knowledgable you know EXACTLY who I am talking about!

You seem like a person who sold something and then was told it was worth more or realised it was... and that my friend would be your own fault for not spending the time to research before selling...

I could be wrong but be warned that you can destroy a guitars value by over stating them just as much as understating their value....

At the same time I have never seen a post on here actually offering a person a price for something as I think that would go against the forums intentions...


Good COmment

Thanks for that warning and comment. Timely given my last post

Maton eg 240 year?

i have recently bought a Maton supreme eg 240 and i am looking to find out what year it is, the serial number is 1263 and i am geussing from other guitars on the internet that it is around 1958-1960. if anyone knows how to determine this it would be great :)

Supreme Date

I can look into this for you as I have a way of finding out through a contact at maton :)

Shoot me an email at

I will ask the question and get back to you once you send me the email...

I can possibly find out the store it was sold too as well :)


Maton C45 serial number 131 - Stolen

I had my house broken into and my grandfathers Maton C45 guitar stolen. I have the serial number of this guitar - 131. It is in its original case with a purple felt lining.

I would very much appreciate it if anyone sees this guitar if they could please get in touch with me or the Police at the Palmyra Police Department in Western Australia.

This is a family heirloom, we desperately want this guitar back. No questions asked on its return.

Looking for Maton Ibis machine head winders

Hi all I am looking for 6 (need at least 3) head winders (think thats what they are called) for my wifes Maton Ibis, it was passed to her from her now deceased dad and I want to do it up.
Our research indicates its a 64 model possibly 66 the links below show the guitar as well as the pieces I'm after.

Any help is much appreciated.

Machine heads

Hi, how did you go finding machine heads? They look the same as my Capri. I have been looking everywhere for a couple of these (plastic part). I have contacted Maton several times about this and a tone pot for an old wildcat, but they have never answered any of my inquiries.


Hey mate,

Would you consider selling the ibis?

Also what is the serial number on the back of hte headstock please...


041 229 6413

I am pretty sure this has

I am pretty sure this has now become a family heirloom and the wife wouldn't let me sell it if I wanted to, nice to know its wanted though.

Its hard to make our the serial number but I believe its 287

Maton C45 classiacl guitar

I have a 1971 Maton C45 and was wondering how much it is worth, could anyone give me an idea on value. It is in good condition.

maton c45 1972

hi, i bought my maton from someone on this site, its in mint condition, and i paid 1000 for it, and i think the owner wanted more, but we were able to compromise, they are rare and very collectable if in good nick and also fantastic to play, all the best murray

maton c45 value

old Maton Guitar

I have a Mayfair Grande, serial No A173. I am not sure how old it is, can anyone tell me its age and its value?

maton mayfair

I had a blonde one of these guitars and would like to get another one. Is yours for sale? Paul

Maton Guitar

Hi Poddyodd

I am considering selling the guitar. I don't have a price yet. I live in NZ and am away from my residence for about 2 weeks. If you are interested I can send some photos when I am back home.



maton mayfair

thanks for your reply. Yes please to the photos. Paul

Maton Mayfair Grande


I too have one of these. Mine is A273, and it is from around 1950. As for value, no idea, but I these are currently very rare. I won't sell mine (I've had it for 40 years, and it is still a wonderful player, so I've never really tried to research the value). I did write to Maton about it a while back, and they informed me that it is a solid wood, hand-carved, tap tuned top, which places it in the top end of archtop guitars. If yours has a De-Armond "Big chief" pickup with it, I know a guy in England who recently paid £500 (GBP) for the pickup alone!


Hey, were are you based? Interested in the guitar


based in merrylands nsw


I have a very old maton acoustic guitar i dont know what model but it is a small guitar dark brown in color
It needs restoration, any ideas of value?


Just thought you guys would be interested in a very rare Maton, just copy and paste the link into your address bar:

Maton F10

Can anyone help me i have owned this guitar since 1970 and would like to know more about it(eg value)
Serial No.-1463(669)?


Send me a copy of a photo and the neck and I will identify it for you

Looking for a Maton Starline

Been playing Gretsch for years and want to get a Maton Starline for some Rockabilly stuff.

Please email me at jules (at)



Maton C45


call me on 0417491820 murray

maton classical

still looking for a maton classical anything in good condition other than an f10, call me 0n 0417491820

Maton Supreme for sale

I am keen to sell my Maton Supreme EG240. Not sure what it is worth as I can't find any others like it for sale. I swapped it for an American Standard Telecaster about 11 years ago. White with gold hardware and trim. In playing condition and refretted 7 years ago. Serial No. 1545. The Maton archive says these were made early 60's.

Maton Supreme

Hi zday. I'm keen to find out what you'd sell it for. I'm looking at one (1960 roughly), which it needs some repairs. I could put it together into good shape for less than a $1000. It has no body damage, i.e. dents or scratches. I'd prefer one without repairs necessary though. I would consider a supreme under the above costing?
Which would be of course less than a $1000.

EG240 b t

I too have an EG240 serial no. 1274 and am also interested in selling as it doesn't get played much anymore. Its a blondie with a single cutaway and twin pickups. Everything seems original except the machine heads which are Gibson ones. I also have no idea what they're worth. Good luck

Still have the EG240 for sale?

I'm pretty interested...

Please email me at jules (at)

I'm in Melbourne.



Matom Supreme


I have a Maton Supreme EG240 in excellent condition and do not wish to sell it . I am curious as to why you wish to sell yours and in fact whether you already have. One of these went some months ago on ebay for around $2000. Mine is blonde, I believe most were sunburst. Yours you say is white (blonde ?) with gold hardware. Mine has chrome hardware and an earlier serial no. than yours. I am very interested in these Guitars and would appreciate a reply.

Regards ,



I want to buy a newer guitar that is more versatile. I have used this guitar for playing blues in a duo with a harmonica player and it was great for that esp on John Lee Hooker style blues. I'm not doing this so much now and need the money to buy another guitar. Here's links to some pics. I'm interested in your opinion.


Many thanks for the pics. Incredible looking guitar, I didn't know they made a white one. Matons of this style and vintage are being snapped up on ebay usually fetching between $1500 to $2000.
My comments on yours: Machine heads are non original but that is to be expected as the ones fitted to these old Matons were rubbish, mine siezed up.
I'm pretty sure the bridge is not original, they didn't come with adjustable type.
Looks like it has had a stop tailpiece fitted at some time.
Not sure about the trapeze tailpiece that is on it now but suspect it is no original.
Never the less it is a fine old collectible instrument. hope you find a good home for it and thank you again.


Maton Supreme EG240

Hi, I saw your add. Is this guitar still for sale? How much do you ask for it?


Yeah it's still available. I don't really know what it's worth because you don't see them for sale very often. Make an offer. Give me your email and I'll send you pics.

maton eg240

Here's some pics


My email address is

maton c25/c30 classical

hello, if anyone one who has responded to my earlier posts regarding maton classical c25 or c30 please send photo,s to me at, thanks murray

Maton c25

Hi all great site, I have recently come across
A maton c25, very interested to sell it to someone
Who will appreciate it more than me, not sure on value
Can anyone interested call 0430 134 663 anytime posted 2:34 am

maton c25

what sort of condition please. m

Maton c25

Calls only 0430 134 663 Gumtree Adelaide
Has some photo's under maton c25 cheers

Maton flamingo parts WANTED!

I'm currently restoring a maton flamingo and don't have many parts to work with. Does anyone out there by any chance have some flamingo parts sitting around collecting dust? Let me know! My email addy is

Maton fyrbyrd 12/20 (12 string)

Hello all
I'm looking for anyone who has a maton fyrbyrd 12 string that they are willing to sell. I have been looking for one for ages! Let me know! My email address is

Re: Maton Firebirds

hi mate
i know you poted your add about your Maton Firebird 12 string many years ago now but I was wandering if you still had it with you? Do you plan on selling it?

Maton Starline for sale

I have a blondewood Maton Starline SG.90. Circa around 1958.
I would be willing to sell for the right price.
I've been playing this guitar professionally since new but my fingers are getting too arthritic to continue. I stick to bass now.

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