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: 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 .

Prices of left handed Dreadnoughts (handmade) with pickups - Any in stock?

: :I am interested in a left handed dreadnought with pickups, I think the code is w30.
: :

missing ax5

I recently had a Maton AX5 stolen (Les Paul). Brown in colour. Please send info if you know of its location.

grinspoon

Pat davern is the most worthy guitarist who ever used a maton mastersound...

Re: grinspoon

Yeah, but his mate Jon Toogood of Shihad/Pacifier RAWKS as well! Cheers!

Re: grinspoon

Absolutely! the man is one of the most sick guitarists in the world and man he can pull a tune out of that guitar like no one! fantastic phat sound and I'm gettin one for meself! Cheers!

All of them

Please send me all the latest brochures on all Maton electric acoustic
guitars to 7 laycock street, Carey bay, Newcastle, N.S.W. Australia

thanks: Ron King

Maton "El Toro"

Hi, I have an extremely rare Maton "El Toro" Baritone guitar in the Danelectro-Longhorn-Style. It was made in 1967, is in near mint condition, and I would like to sell it to a collector. Please get in contact with me, when you are interested, and make an offer!

Re: Maton "El Toro"

Do you still have it?

: Hi, I have an extremely rare Maton "El Toro" Baritone guitar in the Danelectro-Longhorn-Style. It was made in 1967, is in near mint condition, and I would like to sell it to a collector. Please get in contact with me, when you are interested, and make an offer!

how much is mine worth

Hello. I've started learning to play my dad's Maton that he bought about 30 years ago. It hasn't been played until I came along. It's model is F10. I can't remember the other details of it. Cheers.

Re: how much is mine worth

hi robyn , i have an f10 as well, i cant tell you what its worth but you can work out when it was made with the serial number. there are numbers in brackets to the right iof the serial no, the numbers are the month and year it was made. hope this helps

please can you tell me???

hey ya!!!
would you please be abled to tell me how much and what year my maton is.....i have a maton jazz style guitar
with an arch top, classic maton sunburt...(tobacco kinda busrt), with f-holes and "stradovarious" on the headstock...this model
has no trus rod...
can you please give me an idea on how much that she is worth???
thanx for your precious time... stay groovy, franki.

please can you tell me???

hey ya!!!
would you please be abled to tell me how much and what year my maton is.....i have a maton jazz style guitar
with an arch top, classic maton sunburt...(tobacco kinda busrt), with f-holes and "stradovarious" on the headstock...
can you please give me an idea on how much that she is worth???
thanx for your precious time... stay groovy, franki.

FG 150 @ EM325c

I have 2 very loved and well used Maton which I have toured round Australia to at least 4000 schools since 1988 and also taken them to Cairo Kuala Lupur Fiji Japan.
They are well serviced at the Guitar Factory at Glavesville N.S.W
My FG150 is now 20 years old and my EM325C is 10 years old and is just great plugged in and unplugged.
Great guitars keep up the good work.

Greg Dimmock

Maton Slide guitar

We have an old looking Maton Silvertone Slide guitar in really good condition. We tried the Maton history site to get some information but the page is blank. Do you have any information regarding how old it might be and what it might be worth. Thanks, Patrick Sheehan

Re: Maton Slide guitar

 Maton Slide guitar

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pricing of instruments?

Could you please send me a current price list of guitars in the range, including gst for the australian market
yours sincerely
astellios

Re: pricing of instruments?

Price of M225 pls
tks

Re: pricing of instruments?

: Could you please send me a current price list of guitars in the range, including gst for the australian market
: yours sincerely
: taylor burch

50th Anniversary Maton for Sale

50th Anniversary Maton for sale, mint cond. never been played. Internal Pickup with hard case. $7500 (no dreamers)

Re: 50th Anniversary Maton for Sale

Is this guitar still for sale? Thanks - Mark.

Re: 50th Anniversary Maton for Sale

Hi Mark, yes its still for sale. My email address is wks@iinet.net.au

my friend sara

my friend sara has some maton acoustic electric.
i dont know the serial number or anything but she bought it for $1572 and she has done a heap of modifications to it like:
taken of purfling and replaced it with Ivory.
replaced tuning pegs with solid gold Ibanez tuning pegs of an electric guitar.
it sounds really good but i think she has voided the warranty.
is this so
?

Maton Firebirds

Does anyone have any info about late 1960s Maton Firebirds?

Re: Maton Firebirds

I'll own up, I have one too! a 12 string electric - I think the pick ups are great - they sound unique.

Keeping the guitar in tune during gigs can be a challenge and why didn't they put the dots on the neck or on top of the neck?.

I was told it was a 1968.

Anyway re: info, I was given an old photocopy of the original Maton brochure which featured Fyrebirds, I'll try to find it as it had photos and a blurb on each model.

Re: Maton Firebirds

Hi all.
I've got a 6 string FYRBYRD. I can't say that it's a great guitar but I certainly think it's unique enough in both sound and feel that it deserves a place in guitar history.

Re: Maton Firebirds

 Maton Firebirds

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Re: Maton Firebirds

Maton made 3 Three different Fyrbyrd guitars at different times. The most common being the 6 string and 12 string from the early 60's, they had a Fyrbyrd sticker on the top cutaway. As for value, any Fyrbyrd is a collectible today, the final value is determined by the original condition, e.g
If they have been modified with new hardware, or a backyard respray, any structural damage, then that would put me off paying top dollar, sadly though I have found that most old Matons dont fetch prices like the U.S brands

Re: Maton Firebirds

: Does anyone have any info about late 1960s Maton Firebirds?
Yeah,I wanna know too.If anyone has an answer PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

Re: Maton Firebirds

: : Does anyone have any info about late 1960s Maton Firebirds?
: Yeah,I wanna know too.If anyone has an answer PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
Hi, do you want to sell it?

Re: Maton Firebirds

: : : Does anyone have any info about late 1960s Maton Firebirds?
: : Yeah,I wanna know too.If anyone has an answer PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
: Hi, do you want to sell it?

i own the first one eva built.I got it from my grandad who got it for 100 bucks.

Fyrbyrd

Do you really have the first one ever built... I am in love with FyrByrds... I have a nice little collection... please email me brissyproducer@gmail.com or call me on 041 229 6413

greg

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