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: 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

 Charles Orr, Minneapolis guitar maker

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Re: Charles Orr, Minneapolis guitar maker

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i like it :)
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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

Re: Maton "El Toro"

I have a maton el toro 1968 model. it is no. 10 in the series. A great guitar I can send you a photo, but need postal address...Australia.

El Toro

I know your add is old but do you still have the El Toro?

Greg

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

Old maton classical

Wonering what a 35 year old Maton F.10 would be worth in very good to near perfect condition?

I just bought a Maton 12 String.

I just bought a Maton 12 String.

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Mastersound Ms2000 Deluxe SD

I just want to know how much a Maton Ms2000 deluxe costs with and without Seymour Duncan pickups.

Thanks, Chris.

Ive got a Maton amp.

To who ever,
Hi my name is Tim. I have an old Maton amp from the mastersound series, I think its a super 6. Can you tell me if it is a collectable. It still works. It has one volume dial and one tone dial and two imputs. Its covered in a blue material and the serial number is B5050... Can some one help.
Also I would like to know has there been a reduction in the quality of timber used in the production of the 325 series as ive noticed larger gap in the grain on various models...eg from an AA grade to an A grade...if some one could help... thanks.

Re: Ive got a Maton amp.

: I've got a maton amp too. It had two 8 inch Rola speakers which were blown and torn. I've replaced them with 8 inch Celestions. It sounds great but I know nothing about them. It's got a tweed coloured snake skin pattern.

price list

could you please provide current price list

Re: price list

You will be able to find a pricelist for Maton guitars from: 'http://www.maton.com.au'. It is in .PDF (adobe acrobat) format, and is downloadable from the website given.

Maton Telecaster Circa 1969

Maton Telecaster Circa 1969

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Maton Ukelele

HI! fellow Maton fanatics. I have a pretty good collection of old Maton guitars, and one amp. What I have been looking for, for a long time is a Maton Ukelele, they have been out of production for many years. If any of you have one for sale, or know of one, drop me an email please.
Thanks Ron

Maton Ukelele

HI! fellow Maton fanatics. I have a pretty good collection of old Maton guitars, and one amp. What I have been looking for, for a long time is a Maton Ukelele, they have been out of production for many years. If any of you have one for sale, or know of one, drop me an email please.
Thanks Ron

Vintage Maton Silvertone electric Ukulele.

Hi Ron,
I have one In the lockable box with keys, 6x spare old school Black Diamond strings in the paper packaging.. accessories are there too and a Nick Manoloff's Hawaiian Guitar Method by M.M.Cole Publishing Chicago 1963. and another 6 string electric guitar book by M.M.Cole 1939. I can send photos if you like. Phone me if you like on: +61490 052 496. Australia

maton guitar wanted

Hello Ron - I was wondering if you'd be willing to sell one of your old Maton guitars.
I owned one while living in NZ and I'm now based in USA - Dallas, and Tulsa frequently.

Anyway - hope you're well - thanks for your time:

Carlos.

Re: Maton Ukelele

hi
are you still at this address????? i have a maton ukelele that i am finding out about.....it has the original box too...it is round and i gather it is called 'pineapple" shape...i am waiting to find out more about it as i am sure i got it 1967 and they weren't apparrentley made until 1969....

Maton Electric Ukulele

Hi Bev, Do you still have the Uke ? Id like to know if you found out about it or if you can show me a photo please.
Greg emailit2greg@hotmail.com
Phone: 0490 052 496

50th Anniversary Maton for Sale

One of only 50 gutars made. This guitar has never been played and is in IMACULATE Condition. Suit collector or investor. Comes with quality hard case. $7200

stolen !!! Phil Manning Custom Stereo

I had my Phil Manning Custom stereo guitar stolen from highgate hill (Brisbane) house on 30/03/01. serial # is 004. it's a honey blonde stain QLD sassafras. a beautiful guitar & i desperately want it back. cash reward offered for return. email me or phone 0416196711

Re: stolen !!! Phil Manning Custom Stereo

Yo! fun...
i like it :)
John
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Re: stolen !!! Phil Manning Custom Stereo

I ended up placing an ad in the Trading Post and someone responded, saying they thought they saw it. they did. I got my beautiful guitar back. thanks to everyone who was keeping an eye open.

Dana Westone guitar

I was wondering is this rare?what is the value? I cant seem to find it on any sight. Thank you for your help!

Re: Dana Westone guitar

: I was wondering is this rare?what is the value? I cant seem to find it on any sight. Thank you for your help!

This depends alot on where yours was made ... was it made in Korea or in Japan?

Re: Dana Westone guitar

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1961 maton fyrbyrd 4 sale

anyone want to buy a 1961 maton fyrbyrd? as far as i can tell they're pretty collectable. it's white w/ a red scratch plate, 3 single coil pick ups, bigsby tremolo and sounds as cool as it looks. pretty collectable by what i've heard. and it's in it's original case.
any enquiries my email is jesse.delaney@studentmail.newcastle.edu.au
or ring 0407069794.

Re: 1961 maton fyrbyrd 4 sale

: any enquiries my email is jesse.delaney@studentmail.newcastle.edu.au
: or ring 0407069794.
Do You still have guitar. How much?

Re: 1961 maton fyrbyrd 4 sale

do u have guitar still?

: anyone want to buy a 1961 maton fyrbyrd? as far as i can tell they're pretty collectable. it's white w/ a red scratch plate, 3 single coil pick ups, bigsby tremolo and sounds as cool as it looks. pretty collectable by what i've heard. and it's in it's original case.
: any enquiries my email is jesse.delaney@studentmail.newcastle.edu.au
: or ring 0407069794.

maton mastersound bass(semi acoustic)

maton mastersound bass(semi acoustic)

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