Maton Wildcat Electric

Posted by Darren Wright on Mon, 08/20/07 - 22:17:01.
In Reply to Maton Guitars

20 years ago I bought an electric Wildcat maple leaf scratch plate the meanest of guitar shapes. Does any one know the history of the electrics.

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Wildcat Acoustic

Would you be interested in selling this...

if so email me brissyproducer@gmail.com

Wildcat

Hi Greg,

I'm actually trying to find a second one of these myself, so selling mine is very unlikely.

There's only a few other people I know of who have owned one of these, one of them being Nick Cave's + Bad Seeds guitarist... Unfortunately he had his stolen in Italy.

Although @ 78 in the entire world I guess I'm pushing up hill.

Paul.

Wildcat

Oh, and although there's 78 total I understand that a large number of these were proto-types and never made it into the public eye. I believe the black emulsion on the back was developed at NASA, or similar techniques were used to the NASA processes. I should have bought two at the time... :-(

Re: Maton Wildcat Electric

hi there,
http://www.maton.com.au/pdf/Wildcats.pdf
we recently had a wildcat in the music swop shop which was missing it's original scratchplate! Would love to get it to the guy who bought it if you are interested in selling it!
Contact the swop shop at www.musicswopshop.com.au
cheers,
Lewis

: 20 years ago I bought an electric Wildcat maple leaf scratch plate the meanest of guitar shapes. Does any one know the history of the electrics.

Maple leaf scratch plate # 208

# 208 maple leaf scratplate.Last one built in that model run

Re: Maton Wildcat Electric

Hey Darren,

I have one of those, too. Like all early maton electrics it's quite primitive and in my opinion a pretty average guitar to play. Red Symonds used to play one in Skyhooks in the mid seventies

: 20 years ago I bought an electric Wildcat maple leaf scratch plate the meanest of guitar shapes. Does any one know the history of the electrics.

Maton Wildcat

I'm pretty sure mine has Dimarzio pickups. That's what made it unique at the time. Mine is no 193 and has the fancy leaf scratch plate in it's original case. Maton told me 199 or 200 (can't remember which) were made and as far as they knew, back in 1997, all had been destroyed but mine which is in mint condition apart from a small cigarette burn up in the headstock. Nice to see there are still some around. The case is signed by Tommy Emmanuel who was ambassador for Maton at the time. I've always wondered who owned it before me? Any clues? ANd no, I don't want to sell it. It's my pride and joy and would never part with it. Overall, a brilliant guitar.

wildcat 208 with fancy leaf design on scratchplate

would love to share some pics and find out more info on mine which is the last one made.cheers jeff apple_bob@hotmail.com

Wildcat #208 the last one built

Mine also has a metal scratchplate with some fancy engraving.I was told it was the last one built #208 would luv to hear from any one else who has the same?
This one also has a crazy cut out on the back where the neck joins?
Cheers Jeff

Maton Wildcat

Jeff , I have a Wildcat bought in 1975 - used only socially do still in good condition Cherry body with gold leaf no.197 Best fretboard to play- regards Terry

Wildcat

Hi Terry would luv to see some pics of your Wildcat. I have # 208 also with maple leaf.My email is apple_bob@hotmail.com would luv 2 share some pics.cheers jeff

Wildcat

I have wanted one of these since I was young... I love the skyhooks and always wanted a Wildcat...

May I see some pics and talk to you about it?

brissyproducer@gmail.com

Thanks

GReg

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