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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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Maton FG 150

Howdy

I'vd got a Maton FG 150, serial # 419 from like the mid-sixties I reckon. Excellent nick - no dings/ scratches..straight neck. Any idea of approx worth? Worth hanging on to??

Maton Fyrebird

Maton Fyrebird

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Maton Capri Tuners and Wildcat Electrics Diagram

Can anybody help me with a wildcat electrics diagram or where i can find any maton capri tuners? thanks in advance

Wildcat

Hey ate do you still have the Wildcat?

If you do please email me on brissyproducer@gmail.com

Greg

pricing

I own an old Leaderman with two pickups which is probably a guitar from the sixties. It's minus a whammy bar. I wonder what it's worth.

60's Leaderman

I also own a 64 Leaderman, had since new, my 2nd electric guitar, I still play it almost on a daily basis, as for worth, probably only about $200 - 300, hard to sell guitars now with the saturated net market. I cut the whammy off mine, hopeless to keep in tune with it, great blues axe, small profile neck is excellent & the pickups are out of phase in the mid position, sounds cool with reverb !!

LEaderman

I know its a long shot but do you still have this guitar?

Greg

brissyproducer@gmail.com

LEaderman

I would be interested in the leaderman

maton f10

maton f10

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Maton K10 Capitol

I have a maton k10 Capitol semi acoustic. I have been informed that there were onl;y about 450 Capitols made but they were all straight acoustic. Mine has a maton single coil P/up, Bigsby style tremelo and vol and tone controls. It appears to be factory fitted but Maton don't know anything about it. Anyone out there know anything about it..

re: Maton K10 Capitol

hi there,
I've also had a K10 since 1988 fitting that description: single neck position pickup, tone/volume, tailpiece, tortoiseshell pickguard, etc.
A few years back I had a conversation with an ex-Maton employee who had a good knoweldge of its history and determined that
it probably wasn't worth much more than $800. For worn out frets and unusually deep tones (with low amplification) it's strictly
a sentimental instrument that I'm going to give to my son when he's a bit older.

IMHO There are "better" Matons to collect out there, and when you've already got a custom EBG808 why bother - you've already got the best!

Re: Maton K10 Capitol

My email address is skelton@australiaonline.net.au
Regards,

Dave

Maton Bass Guitar

For Sale Maton Bass Guitar for sale (MGB4) $2000 ono...make me an offer.........

Re: Maton Bass Guitar

do you still have the mgb4?

Maton mgb4 bass

I have one in perfect condition for sale.

MGB4

Do you still have the MGB4?

Greg
brissyproducer@gmail.com

Maton classical guitars

Hi
I am wondering if anyone has any classical maton's for sale, or willing to sell? If anyone does could they please e-mail me and let me know
Thanks

c25 1971 Maton Nylon acoustic

If your still looking please contact me on 0499649988.

classic maton

I have a 1962 supreme electric EG 240 that I don't play much now and have been thinking of selling if your still interested.

maton supreme

hi, is your maton still for sale? how much are you asking? which colour, condition and any photos. please email me. thank you

Re: Maton classical guitars

: Hi I have a maton classical I might have an interest in selling although it is hard to let go of as it sounds great...it is a c25 in origanol brown case if you are interested give me a ring on 0437973837

pacific guitars

pacific guitars

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Firebird 12/6 string

I have a a 1965 Firebird 12 string guitar for sale $1400 ono. I have used it both as a 12 string or 6 string guitar. I have had it for nearly 30 years and it is in very good and completely original condition. It has a wonderful close action and beautifully designed neck as per Maton's guitars of that era. It has a Bigsby tremelo.

MATON WEDGETAIL

MATON WEDGETAIL

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Maton Starline Amps

Hi,

Does anyone know much about Maton Starline 50 watt amps, what they are like, when they were made, tone etc. Been trying to find some reviews on them but have not had much luck, any suggestions?

Sean

Re: Maton Starline Amps

I owned one of these about 20 years ago. They were designed for jazz guitarists and have a pleasant, warm sound. If it's grunt and distortion you're after, then it's not the amp for you (unless you get a master volume control installed). I now use a Maton V606 which is pure valve (no solid state circuitry) and it has a lot more balls than the Starline.
Jim.

Re: Maton Starline Amps

: Hi Sean,
Starline combo amps were made in the '60s (62 to 68 I think). They used a combination of valve and solid state technology. You can find the Maton catalog entry here:-
http://maton.com.au//pdf/Amps%20V606,%20T506%20&%20T406.pdf
Hope it helps,
Jim.

maton fyrbyrd anyone?

maton fyrbyrd anyone?

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fyrbyrd 12string

hi my dad has got a maton fyrbyrd 12 string made in the early 60s it is one of only 200 made and i was wondreing if anyone knew what it was worth

Maton CJ 85

I'm looking into purchasing a Maton CJ85 W/Blackwood B/S but would like to know what some of you think about them. I'm in the U.S. and can't find one to try, but I have played my friends CW and love it but I want a jumbo. I'll order one from Aust. Thanks Ralph

framus werek bavaria

I have a Framus-Werke-Bavaria 12 string guitar in fairly good condition. The albel on the inside says it's a Texan 5/295, serial number 11688, made in germany. Is this of any value. I havent found any websites to really research it?

Maton Guitar. What is it worth???

I have a Maton semi-acoustic guitar, Model EG.240 Supreme Electric, Serial No. 1409. Can you tell me from this information what the age of the guitar might be.

Thanks.

Maton EG240 supreme

Looks like I'm trying to join the Maton EG240 Supreme serial number 1400's club. Mine is #1476.
This little beauty has 2 chrome pickups, one very odd looking 3-way pickup switch with a lever sticking out, on the single cutaway, and 2 normal volume and 2 normal tone knobs. Each pickup has 6 screws, one under each string. Each pickup also has 2 slots. One slot under the bottom 3 strings, the next slot (in line with the first) is under the top 3 strings. Kind of like 2 rows total. The very nice chrome tailpiece has the normal "M" for Maton, with a smaller circle that runs underneath, also metal. Do your guitars fit the same description?
From what I can tell, the EG240 models were made between 1953 and 1962. 1040 in total, serial numbers 304-1691. Looks like that puts ours either late 50's, or early 60's.
Value? good question. But they were and still are very high quality guitars, I'd hazard a guess of between $2000 and $4000, depending on condition.
I'd love to hear some feedback, as I'm trying to find out if mine was a custom order, as I havn't been able to find any with the same type of pickups.
Thanx in advance
the
harv

Maton EG240

Hi. I have an EG240,serial number 1392.It has pickups as you described along with knobs like yours,however the 3 way switch you described has a knob instead of a lever.

Maton EG240 Supreme Electric

Just clearing out my loft and unearthed my Maton bought new in 1961/62. The serial number of this EG240 is 1441. From the description you make it is identical in every way including the pick-ups and switches but is fitted with a Bigsby tremolo arm (very popular addition in the early 60's

EG.240 Supreme Electric

You asked about a Maton EG.240 Supreme Electric. I have one also # 1440 and wondered if you ever got a response about yours. Date? Worth? etc

MATON SUNBURST SEMI ACOUSTIC BASS FOR SALE

MATON SUNBURST SEMI ACOUSTIC BASS FOR SALE

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Maton Bicentennial

My brother purchased a Maton bicentennial. It has a hairline crack in the top about an inch long that has been repaired. The serial number is 21. Does anyone have any idea about the actual value of the guitar. It still plays and sounds great

Re: Maton Bicentennial

: My brother purchased a Maton bicentennial. It has a hairline crack in the top about an inch long that has been repaired. The serial number is 21. Does anyone have any idea about the actual value of the guitar. It still plays and sounds great

Re: Maton Bicentennial

: : My brother purchased a Maton bicentennial. It has a hairline crack in the top about an inch long that has been repaired. The serial number is 21. Does anyone have any idea about the actual value of the guitar. It still plays and sounds great

Hello this my first ever post. Please forgive any clumsiness. The Maton Bicentenial in my opinion is a real collectors item. The one I had until recently (Igave it to a dear friend of mine), was insured for $5000.

Maton Bicentennial

I picked one up second hand a few years ago from the estate of the original owner...it's pretty well mint condition...but I had a Martin Thinline pickup installed (I use an external preamp with it) and I replaced the original case with a Hiscox Flight Case...mine is Number 4

maton tasman?

maton tasman?

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Maton acoustic Bi-Centennial value

I need to value a Maton guitar I have. It is a Bi-Centennial tobacco sunburst acoustic and the serial no. is 32. It's in excellent condition. Any input appreciated.

Thanks,

Vic

maton SA70 starline artist

num 1161 blond mother of pearl inlays original mint condition with original hard case require valuation and year of manufacture will sell to genuine collector plays like a true gem as all matons do dearly loved

Re: maton SA70 starline artist

: num 1161 blond mother of pearl inlays original mint condition with original hard case require valuation and year of manufacture will sell to genuine collector plays like a true gem as all matons do dearly loved

Re: maton SA70 starline artist

: : num 1161 blond mother of pearl inlays original mint condition with original hard case require valuation and year of manufacture will sell to genuine collector plays like a true gem as all matons do dearly loved

Re: maton SA70 starline artist

if interested in selling guitar please send e-mail with details to bempti@iprimus.com.au

Re: maton SA70 starline artist

: do you have any pics? where are you located?

Maton Phil Manning Stereo Custom

I have a Maton Phil Manning Custom Stereo L/H guitar as new. Looking to sell! Any offers?

Re: Maton Phil Manning Stereo Custom

hi "Q",
I'm interested in Maton Electric guitars.
Can you let me know what you can about this guitar. ie. condition. etc
I am familiar with the model general operation and design.
Rough asking price?
cheers,
Evan.

I have a Maton Phil Manning Custom Stereo L/H guitar as new. Looking to sell! Any offers?

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