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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how to make guitars

whats a good wibsite to find out how or how much it cust to order a kit of line. thanx for your time.

how do you make a child- like guitar

help me find out how to do A guitar!!!!!!!!!!

Re: how to make guitars

you can go to carvin.com and they have guitar making kits you can purchase and assemble yourself.

Re: how to make guitars

i want to know how to make a guitar and i need everything i can getb thanks.

Re: how to make guitars

Your mothers has blocked all attempts to contact you. call us at 208-476-4058 she said you moved out of the house. We love you and miss you and want you with us...... love always Tammy and DAD

Re: how to make guitars

: whats a good wibsite to find out how or how much it cust to order a kit of line. thanx for your time.

Re: how to make guitars

WHY CAN'T YOU JUST MAKE A WEB THINGY THAT ONLY TELLS YOU HOW TO MAKE GUITARS::IN SLOW VOICE::

Maton Classical C.15

Hi, would anyone know the value of a lovely old Maton C.15 guitar serial no. 006 (274)? It's in excellent condition
and the intonation is perfect! I've never heard a nicer sounding nylon string guitar.... and I was wondering
what it's value would be.....
If anyone can help I'd really appreciate it,
Thanks, Craig Spy

Re: Maton Classical C.15

i dont know what a gutar would be worth but i know u cant fish for s**t your cooking was better than your fishing and your drinking was only matched by my fishing and no blow jobs from traci

iambigjimmy@hotmail.com

Re: Maton Classical C.15

Not sure if this matters now, you've probably found out already, but... the C.15/C.25 models were roughly a few hundred, from memory...

You can run a model/serial code search from www.maton.com.au

Cheers.

Maton Classical C.15

Hi, would anyone know the value of a lovely old Maton C.15 guitar serial no. 006 (274)? It's in excellent condition
and the intonation is perfect! I've never heard a nicer sounding nylon string guitar.... and I was wondering
what it's value would be.....
If anyone can help I'd really appreciate it,
Thanks, Craig Spy

Re: Maton Classical C.15

Yo! fun...
i like it :)
John
<a href="http://www.toshain.com">painting</a>

old maton 12 string FG 150

Hi Guys - I have a maton 12 I bought in 1971 - serial #658.Could you tell me age and value please - thanks - Graeme

Re: old maton 12 string FG 150

My FG 150 was bought in late 71 or early 72, serial number 887 (172) if that helps

Re: old maton 12 string FG 150

I have one too. Whats it worth?

: Hi Guys - I have a maton 12 I bought in 1971 - serial #658.Could you tell me age and value please - thanks - Graeme

old maton 12 string FG 150

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Charles Orr, Minneapolis guitar maker

This guy made guitars for Prince,(he used to jam in Orr's back room) Dave "Snaker" Ray and a whole host of other luminaries of the music world. Now he seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth.
Anybody know anything of his whereabouts, or have any pics of a Charles Orr axe? I did a documentary film about him in the eighties, and want to do an update. Thanks for listening.....JeffH

Charles Orr -:- The Man Behind the Music

I just bought my first Orr bass at Encore Music on Lyndale Ave here in Minneapolis. It's a beautiful violin shape with a neck-through body, Shadow humbucker and piezio pickups and a sound like no other bass I've ever owned. I've been told that of the three big luthiers in Minneapolis during the 70's and 80's (O'Hagan being one of the others), Orr were the only ones that were all hand made.

I'd like to see other Orr guitars and basses. Did Chuck ever produce a catalog, or at least take photos of all the instuments he made? I suggest a memorial website be made, even a free MySpace page where collectors, fans, and family can go to learn about Mr. Orr, post pics of their Orr guitars, and share their stories about the man behind these wonderful instruments.

- Jesse Jamison
St. Louis Park, MN

Charles Orr Guitars on MySpace

http://www.myspace.com/orr_guitars

Re: Charles Orr Guitars on MySpace

: http://www.myspace.com/orr_guitars

I have an Orr bass, did you find out any more info on these guitars?

Re: Charles Orr, Minneapolis guitar maker

: This guy made guitars for Prince,(he used to jam in Orr's back room) Dave "Snaker" Ray and a whole host of other luminaries of the music world. Now he seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth.
: Anybody know anything of his whereabouts, or have any pics of a Charles Orr axe? I did a documentary film about him in the eighties, and want to do an update. Thanks for listening.....JeffH

I am Chuck's youngest brother Mick. I am sad to say that chuck died in april of this year in texax of a heart attack and other complecations. If you would like more information please feel free to contact me at morr@centurytel.net -Mick-

Re: Charles Orr, Minneapolis guitar maker

: This guy made guitars for Prince,(he used to jam in Orr's back room) Dave "Snaker" Ray and a whole host of other luminaries of the music world. Now he seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth.
: Anybody know anything of his whereabouts, or have any pics of a Charles Orr axe? I did a documentary film about him in the eighties, and want to do an update. Thanks for listening.....JeffH

I still hear from Chuck a few times a year. He is alive and well. He lives in Texas during the Winter months and comes back to Minnesota when the weather is warm. Write me and I will check with Chuck and see if he will give you his address or ph#. Rick

Re: Charles Orr, Minneapolis guitar maker

: : This guy made guitars for Prince,(he used to jam in Orr's back room) Dave "Snaker" Ray and a whole host of other luminaries of the music world. Now he seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth.
: : Anybody know anything of his whereabouts, or have any pics of a Charles Orr axe? I did a documentary film about him in the eighties, and want to do an update. Thanks for listening.....JeffH

: I still hear from Chuck a few times a year. He is alive and well. He lives in Texas during the Winter months and comes back to Minnesota when the weather is warm. Write me and I will check with Chuck and see if he will give you his address or ph#. Rick

I used to hang out at the Guitar Shop around '80. Have one of about 4 sunburst violin shaped fretless basses Charlie made. Haven't seen him in 15 years or more. Last seen throwing darts in a saloon on Lyndale & Franklin. Pete

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Re: Charles Orr, Minneapolis guitar maker

: : This guy made guitars for Prince,(he used to jam in Orr's back room) Dave "Snaker" Ray and a whole host of other luminaries of the music world. Now he seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth.
: : Anybody know anything of his whereabouts, or have any pics of a Charles Orr axe? I did a documentary film about him in the eighties, and want to do an update. Thanks for listening.....JeffH

: I still hear from Chuck a few times a year. He is alive and well. He lives in Texas during the Winter months and comes back to Minnesota when the weather is warm. Write me and I will check with Chuck and see if he will give you his address or ph#. Rick

Rick I live in the Dallas Area so I am possibly close to Chuck. Would you please tell him that I am trying to get in touch with him....???
JeffH
972-709-7945

Re: Charles Orr, Minneapolis guitar maker

I owned a 12 string aucoustic built by charlie orr and was stolen by my ex-wife I still today beleave this evil scum bag has my ax. I too wNT TO FIND HIM I PAYED CHARLIE $100 TO BURN THE TEMPLATE ON MY 12 STRING SO THERE WAS ONLY ONE SO I WOULD LIKE HIM TO BUILD ANOTHER

Re: Charles Orr, Minneapolis guitar maker

: I owned a 12 string aucoustic built by charlie orr and was stolen by my ex-wife I still today beleave this evil scum bag has my ax. I too wNT TO FIND HIM I PAYED CHARLIE $100 TO BURN THE TEMPLATE ON MY 12 STRING SO THERE WAS ONLY ONE SO I WOULD LIKE HIM TO BUILD ANOTHER

---Gregg I am sorry to tell you that Charlie Orr passed away in 2005 here in Texas, bitter, broke and alone.

I've been working on a film documentary about him and would very much like to interview you for it if that is possible.

Contact me at deepfreezevideo (at) charter.net

Here's a sample from the film:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--oRtwi5Ie8

Re: Charles Orr, Minneapolis guitar maker

Chuck has passed away (in April)-we are looking for musicians/friends who will help his daughters put together the memorial/celebration of his life (in the twin cities)that he would want-they are financially strapped and can't do it alone-anyone out there who would like to help or volunteer please follow-up at my e-mail
marcia

Re: Charles Orr, Minneapolis guitar maker

: : This guy made guitars for Prince,(he used to jam in Orr's back room) Dave "Snaker" Ray and a whole host of other luminaries of the music world. Now he seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth.
: : Anybody know anything of his whereabouts, or have any pics of a Charles Orr axe? I did a documentary film about him in the eighties, and want to do an update. Thanks for listening.....JeffH

: I still hear from Chuck a few times a year. He is alive and well. He lives in Texas during the Winter months and comes back to Minnesota when the weather is warm. Write me and I will check with Chuck and see if he will give you his address or ph#. Rick

I new Chuck from 1979-83. I have played many of his instruments and worked on a special on board guitar transmitter project. I have not herd from him since 1983 and wish to contact him. Skip

Re: Charles Orr, Minneapolis guitar maker

I saw Chuck with one off his very rare 12 string Cuttaway acoustics he made. He looked great and I am looking for him again to go fishing.

Re: Charles Orr, Minneapolis guitar maker

I used to stop in Chuck's shop (first in Bloomington, then on Grand Ave. in Minneapolis) and loved his work. I almost bought a doubleneck of his (bass/guitar), but was young and couldn't come up with the cash. I would also like to know what he is up to, and if he is still making beautiful guitars.

: This guy made guitars for Prince,(he used to jam in Orr's back room) Dave "Snaker" Ray and a whole host of other luminaries of the music world. Now he seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth.
: Anybody know anything of his whereabouts, or have any pics of a Charles Orr axe? I did a documentary film about him in the eighties, and want to do an update. Thanks for listening.....JeffH

Re: Charles Orr, Minneapolis guitar maker

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Re: Charles Orr, Minneapolis guitar maker

Yo! fun...
i like it :)
John
<a href="http://www.toshain.com">painting</a>

alver?

alver?

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Maton Hipower amp details [maybe 4 sale?]

Hi I have an old Maton Hipower amp that I was wondering if anyone would have any idea what it might be worth.
specs are as follow's.
Maton Hipower Starline t506 Studio Recording Model
2X12 60watt valve AMp
2 channels [1 instrument, 1 microphone]
Tremelo & reverb.
It's a beautiful amp I would date around the 60's maybe [possibly later]. The Maton badge also has a small light above it that lights up when turned on. [great idea, it also pulses with the tremelo, but I don't think that was intended :) ]. Anyway I was wondering if anyone knew if it was collectable, if so what it may be worth. & if your interested also email a price over & I will get back to you.
I know what I paid & don't know if it was a bargain or a ripoff because I have never seen any others like it.
Any info would be greatly appreciated from anyone who has any ideas.
This is a very long post I know & if you have read this far thanks anyway.
:)

Re: Maton Hipower amp

I also have one, just the head, found it on a bin. large tubes not working but everything else is fine. would also like to know what its worth looks like a realy good amp. noone I know has even heard of a Maton amp! I'll get back to you if I hear anything...

Re: Maton Hipower amp

I reecently aquired. Best bargin of my life. street value is 1K plus for good condition.

Re: Maton Hipower amp

: I reecently aquired. Best bargin of my life. street value is 1K plus for good condition.

Hi My son has one of these amps. Found you on Google. Can you identify the valve ID codes and are all of your valve sockets filled. Thanks in advance.

Julius

Re: Maton Hipower amp

: : I reecently aquired. Best bargin of my life. street value is 1K plus for good condition.

: Hi My son has one of these amps. Found you on Google. Can you identify the valve ID codes and are all of your valve sockets filled. Thanks in advance.

: Julius

rob again, you can see the valve ID codes and all the sockets are filled its like a marshall large valves are el-36, 12ax7 small. I,m thinking about getting a new box made new speakers reckon shell bark.

Value of Model F11, made Nov. 1970

Hi! Sorry to bother u all, but I was wondering if anyone knows the approximate value of this instrument, in mint condition? If not, could anyone recommend a good database where I might be able to findout for myself? I'd be most grateful.
Jeustelle

maton jb6 six string electric wanted

hi, has anyone have a maton jb6 six string electric they would like to sell. sold mine 20 years ago and regretted it eveer since.mahogany body with neck through body design . great action and craft work. thanks, mark bellgrove

Re: maton jb6 six string electric wanted

: hi, has anyone have a maton jb6 six string electric they would like to sell. sold mine 20 years ago and regretted it eveer since.mahogany body with neck through body design . great action and craft work. thanks, mark bellgrove
If you are still interested as your email is quite old. I have a JB6 with DiMarzios I had never thought of selling but I guess I could be persuaded.

I have a Maton JB6 for sale

: hi, has anyone have a maton jb6 six string electric they would like to sell. sold mine 20 years ago and regretted it eveer since.mahogany body with neck through body design . great action and craft work. thanks, mark bellgrove

Maton Phil Manning

Maton Phil Manning

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Maton Silverston

I noticed a few queries about maton silverstone lap steel guitars, and i also have one and am trying to find out about it. can anyone help. It is in emaculate condition & i would love to find out about it.

Maton Silverston

I noticed a few queries about maton silverstone lap steel guitars, and i also have one and am trying to find out about it. can anyone help. It is in emaculate condition & i would love to find out about it.

fg100

fg100

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70s Maton Amp

Ive got a Mastersound Amp T506 ,bought in Adalaide approx 1973
this amp was second hand so i would like to know when it was made
its a 2 channel twin speaker combo with a closed back.Its in very
good condition with a great sound, whats it worth . cheers

Re: 70s Maton Amp

Hi There,

I know you postred this a long time ago dpo you still ahve the amp and if so what would you be looking for if you wanted to sell it.

Cheers,
Trent
trenteva@bigpond.net.au

Maton "El Toro"

I'm Italian and I like Maton guitars... I'd like to have some information and photo about Maton El Toro or Fyrbird...Thanks

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