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 "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

join us : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WestoneClassics

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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big maton

Hi, I would be very glad to hear if anyone has a notion what my maton is worth. I can't read the label inside anymore, it might be H ?? - i have had it since 1978 - but someone tells me it is a "country jumbo" and probably made in early 50s, but it wouldn't be the first time she told me a story. Many thanks.

Re: big maton

Hi Joe,
What you have indeed sounds like an HG 100 professional Flat top. I have one: serial #444 which I bought in 1956 or there abouts.Apart from replacing the nut ,which was getting worn, and having the neck adjusted a couple of times,and resticking the bridge which was starting to lift,
I am very happy with it. It still sounds great! Mine was valued for insurance purposes at NZ$1000 afew months ago.

Regards, John

Maton HG100 circa 1956

I have played my 1956 vintage Maton HG100 Professional for over half a century and it sounds and plays as good as ever. Maton repair dept have provided excellent after sales service. They repolished the guitar for me in 1968 and gave it a clean bill of health after its last checkup.
It was interesting to see that Elvis Presley played a maton HG100 in Jailhouse Rock although in later scenes in the movie, the Maton logo is blacked out.
You can view photos of Elvis playing the HG100 on the following link: http://scottymoore.net/epm_jhr_propMaton.html

Re: big maton

I think you will find it is a HG I00. The Model & Serial # was typed on an old typewriter where the I letter was used for a 1. I have a Profesional H.G. I00. It looks sad, but it sounds absolutely beautiful. About 15 years ago I tried (stupidly) to convert it to a 12 string. The head split both sides and the bridge failed. I sent it back to Maton and they did a fantastic job on the head, suplying me with new machine heads (the old ones were never any good). The timber used fot the bridge unfortunatetly was a little too soft and it split again several ears later. A local repairer carved a lump out of it and fitted a rosewood insert. It is now as good as ever (but gnarled like a weathered face that only an owner could love). Pictures available on request.

: Hi, I would be very glad to hear if anyone has a notion what my maton is worth. I can't read the label inside anymore, it might be H ?? - i have had it since 1978 - but someone tells me it is a "country jumbo" and probably made in early 50s, but it wouldn't be the first time she told me a story. Many thanks.

Re: big maton

Hello Peter,
I just bought one that fits this description last night and guess what? The head is split on one side just like you mentioned. So is the bridge lifted and split like yours did.
This one has no identifying features at all but I'm sure looking forward to having it repaired. Are you in Melbourne per chance? I'd love to see pictures to confirm what it is.
Cheers for now
Steve White

: I think you will find it is a HG I00. The Model & Serial # was typed on an old typewriter where the I letter was used for a 1. I have a Profesional H.G. I00. It looks sad, but it sounds absolutely beautiful. About 15 years ago I tried (stupidly) to convert it to a 12 string. The head split both sides and the bridge failed. I sent it back to Maton and they did a fantastic job on the head, suplying me with new machine heads (the old ones were never any good). The timber used fot the bridge unfortunatetly was a little too soft and it split again several ears later. A local repairer carved a lump out of it and fitted a rosewood insert. It is now as good as ever (but gnarled like a weathered face that only an owner could love). Pictures available on request.

: : Hi, I would be very glad to hear if anyone has a notion what my maton

is worth. I can't read the label inside anymore, it might be H ?? - i have had it since 1978 - but someone tells me it is a "country jumbo" and probably made in early 50s, but it wouldn't be the first time she told me a story. Many thanks.

Re: big maton

Got any pics?

Maton Starline - what a guitar! Also '60s DC1500, '85 Maton Stratocaster and '58 Supreme archtop

I have been playing and collecting guitars for some 30 years now, but only just recently bought a mint '56 Starline. This guitar is amazing! I prefer it to my '81 Gibson 335 dot reissue, and it challenges anything I've played.

Also the others I have - an '85 Stratocaster (reportedly one of 25 ever built), a '60s DC1500 (what tone, and what funky looks!), and a beautiful totally mint '58 Supreme acoustic archtop - these vintage guitars are equal to anything from the US!

Re: Maton Starline - what a guitar! Also '60s DC1500, '85 Maton

 Maton Starline - what a guitar! Also '60s DC1500, '85 Maton

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Maton Capitol F hole, what year made?

I've been looking at a Maton Capitol F hole guitar, the glue in the neck has failed. The size of the guitar and construction is very similar to a Hofner Congress model, the glue at the base of the neck which attaches it to the body has failed in the same way as your typical Hofner increasing the action to about 3/8 inch.
What year did Maton make the Capitol, will they ever be worth anything or is it just a "cheapie" like the Hofner congress?

Re: Maton Capitol F hole, what year made?

 Maton Capitol F hole, what year made?

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Maton Classical

Does anyone have any information on a Maton classical Model C.30, Serial No. 704 guitar? When it was made etc. ?

Re: Maton Classical c 30

Hi mate They were made from 1960 to i think
around 1967 they have spruce top maple sides
briailian rosewood fretboard, does yours have
a cutaway,i think the ones with a cutaway were made in 63.

Maton guitar flight case.

To whom this concern,
Can you please tell me what you recommend as a flight case for the EM325c accoustic electric, cutaway. Is the red Hyssox ample protection? Can you give me a price list and options. I am writing from Nelson, New Zealand. Can I do business with you from here??

Thankyou very much,
Nina Lane

How Can a Maton Catalog?

Where can I sign up to receive a maton guitar catalog?

Can someone please date this old Lap Steel?

Have a very old Maton Lap steel - Silvertone - Number 235 on the head at the back. Looks very old and used, but works
perfectly and has an absolutely incredible sound. Photos available.
Thanks

Pricing for full range of Maton acoustic guitars

I was wondering if you had a price list of your top of the range six string and twelve string acoustic guitars.
Many thanks Max.

Re: value of Maton acoustic guitar

i was wondering if you might know what the value of a Maton F hole b-113 would be,what year it was made and what strings would best suit it,thank you

Prices for basic maton acoustic guitar

i was wondering if you could e-mail me and tell me the prices for a basic 6 string acoustic, cutaway and normal. i'm just starting to learn and know that matons are a real good quality guitar. also the cost of sending it to Bunbury, Western Australia

Re: Prices for basic maton acoustic guitar

1 million dollors mua hahahahahaha hahahaha ha

Re: Pricing for full range of Maton acoustic guitars

: I was wondering if you had a price list of your top of the range six string and twelve string acoustic guitars.
: Many thanks Rob .

Re: Pricing for full range of Maton acoustic guitars

I was wondering if you could send a full list of this years top 100 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars to my e-mail address with the ratings and any other info. that is available.
I have seen a washburn 12 string and was wanting to know more info about it and any other models of a similar price, size and quality.
Thank you.
Dan.

Re: Pricing for full range of Maton acoustic guitars

: : I was wondering if you had a price list of your top of the range six string and twelve string acoustic guitars.
: : Many thanks Rob .

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