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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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?

Re: Maton Phil Manning Stereo Custom

One is now listed on ebay

Tremolo bar for Sapphire deluxe

Hi, I'm looking for a tremolo bar and spring for my 71 Sapphire Deluxe?
Any ideas?
Cheers

b113 maton

i am after any available info on a maton accoustic. its has f holes,the sticker that was on the head i think read stratavarious, the bridge is sought of like a banjos(like a floating bridge)and the sticker inside simply reads"maton guitars manufactured in australia"with the numbers b113 hand-written on the sticker.the print design of the sticker i am guessing to be from the 1950's or maybe early 1960's.it is in excellent original condition.any info as to its vintage,what type or style of guitar it may be,what strings might best suit it(there is no rod in the neck)and what its guesstimated value might be, would be greatley appreciated

Re: b113 maton

 b113 maton

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maton strad specile

I have just looked at one of these guitars in a red cross shop, it has f holes, no truss rod in the neck and the pick guard is broken and a part is missing the guitar in poor condition with a lot of wear on back edges with lots of bents scratches, they are asking $200.00 for it. I have look at all the sites I can know picture of it but I think its a b117 or b83 1 price I saw was $750.00 in good nick Iam going to see if they will let me get some pics of it, as I do not have the money to buy and I do not think it is worth that in the condition its in please contact if you wish MIKE

Maton Capri 151

Looking for a couple of 1962 "pearlite" machine/tuner heads to replace broken ones?

maton capri

hey mate do you still have the capri?

Greg
brissyproducer@gmail.com

Maton Wildcat

Can anybody help me with an electrics diagram for a 70's wildcat cutaway. Maton advised it is the same as the ms500's but the wildcat has additional switches and is not the same.

Maton Wildcat

Can anybody help me with an electrics diagram for a 70's wildcat cutaway. Maton advised it is the same as the ms500's but the wildcat has additional switches and is not the same.

1963 Maton Goldline - need pickups

I am restoring my Dad's Goldline and it needs some pickups.
The type of pickups were used on quite a few Matons around that era.
They are chrome with rounded edges and have black slots on top.
I have the originals but they have been chopped up and modified a bit.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Maton Sapphire Deluxe - buyers?

Maton Sapphire Deluxe - buyers?

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Maton JB6 electric guitar

Does anyone have one for sale, how much am I looking at $$$???

Re: Maton JB6 electric guitar

Yes I have one for sale... Probably too late now...

ostingadesign@iprimus.com.au

Electrics diagram for Wildcat

Can anybody help me with an electrics diagram for a 70's wildcat cutaway. Maton advised it is the same as the ms500's but the wildcat has additional switches and is not the same.

Re: 70's Electric Wildcat Wiring Actual Response

Your in luck. Yes, I own one, I work in a guitar restoration shop and, have been planning to make an electronic blueprint of it, within the next two weeks. You can email me for further discussion/information.

: Can anybody help me with an electrics diagram for a 70's wildcat cutaway. Maton advised it is the same as the ms500's but the wildcat has additional switches and is not the same.

Wildcat

Hey Mia,

I would love to talk to you about your Wildcat if you still have it...

please contact me on either 041 229 6413 or brissyproducer@gmail.com

Look forward to hearing from you

Greg

Maton parts

Any body help with parts for a 1965 maton electric

Help!

I live in Ireland and have been considering buying a maton guitar after hearing tommy emmanuel belt it out a couple of times. Can anyone tell me of the nearest dealer or are they only sold in australia?

Maton Goldline

I have a 1963 Maton Goldline that I would love to restore but it has no electrics.
Does anyone know where I can get some pickups etc?
Some of the other Matons of that era had the same pickups.
They are chrome with black slots.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Cheers,
Danny

Re: Maton Goldline

I would like to build acopy of that particular body shape so would you EMail me amedium resolution pic if possible -Cheers from strangebrew_895@hotmail.com

Re: Maton Goldline

Hi Rob,
Just got your message and will send you a photo soon.
cheers,
Danny

Maton wedgetail

Maton wedgetail

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Maton Usa Shop

Maton Usa Shop

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Lap Steel

Looking for a Sierra SL8 or SL6

Maton F11 any information, price etc.???

I own a maton model F.11 Serial No. 066 (370) if anyone could give me any info on it I would really appriciate it. Thanks.

Re: Maton F11 any information, price etc.???

Go to http://www.maton.com.au/asp/mainpage.asp?modelcode=F11+%2871%29: Steel string acoustic first made in 71 as a follow up to the F 10 nylon string

I own a maton model F.11 Serial No. 066 (370) if anyone could give me any info on it I would really appriciate it. Thanks.

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