Maton 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.

851 thoughts on “Maton Guitars”

    1. Maton C30 price.

      How much do you reckon it’s worth? I have a C30 original I bought in 1967. I had $500+ upgrade work done on it by a Sydney luthier. New keys, refret, repair to the fingernail dings in the fretboard, action adjustment. Nothing done to the few scratchers and small dings here and there. Would have diminished it’s character. Has been played to death. Great tone. Just interested in the value of what I have. Have original Stamford made guitar case but store guitar in a new case purchased last year. Bought from Laurie Marvin’s guitar shop Hurstville in 1967. My second guitar. Chopped first one up for firewood. Bought that one at Palings at Christmas in 1965 for $19. It was a real el cheapo steel string finger slicer. Couldn’t play it without going to hospital afterwards.

  1. Maton 1963 C30
    Peter Larman

    Hi is anyone interested in a Maton C30 Serial number 282. It is well played so I am open to offers, but dont be ridiculous. Peter 0437882916

    1. Maton C30

      I am interested! Can you send photos and price expectation? This model was my first guitar, I bought it from a guy off Trading Post for $30, saved like mad to get it, and loved the sound.

  2. Maton K10

    Hi all,

    An older relative has a Maton K10 that he purchased around 1960. He’s kept it well but doesn’t need it any longer.

    Does anyone know how much it would sell for? And if so, the best place to sell it?



  3. Maton 1991 acoustic electric wildcat

    I have a black maton WSG/6 – Wildcat Acoustic electric 6 String. It has a moulded back and there are apparently only 78 made. Does anyone know anything about this guitar at all or how much it might be worth. Serial number says 066 (1191)
    Any info would be great thanks.

  4. Maton MS524 or MS500 manual/pick up select explanation

    Was after some sort of formal diagram explaining how the pickups operate as I’ve given my daughter a guitar and want her to fully understand what does what. Haven’t come across any leaflet/release from Maton themselves and have searched high and low online. Cheers

    1. Maton SG124
      Andrew L

      Hey I know this is from nearly a year ago but I have the same model. Looking to sell – did you get any replies?

  5. Maton Colonial 1977 - Selling - Valuer where/how can find one?

    Anyone with any further info on this guitar? Seems rare, haven’t found another searching online.

    It has numbers and all but appears a batch of files hiding in Maton so finding hard to get all specs

    Beautiful sound, everyone who hears or plays it comments so. Lovely neck, fits my smaller female hand perfectly, not too wide across fretboard or neck too chunky, love it, but health one reason for letting go!

    Anyway if anyone can let me know of guitar valuer or the lie, please help. I’m south of Newcastle, but anywhere is fine.


  6. Maton Folk 150 12 string
    John Franklin Audio

    I have just re-strung my Maton Folk 150 12 string guitar and the action is as good as ever.

    The serial number is 237 so looks quite rare.
    It is for sale if anyone would like to see some photo’s

    Many thanks

  7. Maton C-15 for sale (could be 1974 date)

    I have a Maton C-15 for sale. Serial no. 131 out of 352 manufactured, so probably one of those made in 1974. (The Maton site doesn’t divide them by year.)

    Don’t be put off by the price – it’s an attention-grabbing device.

    It’s not in great condition – ass a young backpacker, I took it around the world with me in 1979/80 – but I can’t find evidence that one has been sold before.

    1. Maton C50
      Chris M.

      I have a Maton C 50 …. they were made in 1988 – and I believe there were only about 700 made. I have #372!! It’s still gorgeous and so easy to play.

    1. Maton C50

      Hi Benny.
      Are you still looking for a C50? I have a 1975 S/N 556 276 in excellent condition for sale.

    2. maton c 50 for sale

      can you tell me what you are looking for.
      we should have a c-50 coming in next month.
      once we cave it in the shop and check it out, it will be for sale.
      if there is work to do on it, it will be available in december.
      thanks, alan

    1. maton c 50 for sale

      i will have one for sale next month once we get it in and go through it.
      drop me a line and i will keep you informed.

  8. Guitar strings
    John Dunn

    Hi Maton owners,
    I have a Maton HG 100 flat top. Can anyone tell me what are the best strings to use on it.

    Thank you’ John

  9. Maton FG150 1971

    I have a Maton FG150 made in 1971. 12 String Acoustic in Excellant as new condition. I am wondering what it’s value is? Thanks. T.

  10. Maton El Toro guitar

    Anyone know of a Left Handed Maton ElToro for sale?
    It would probably be mine and I would love to buy it.

  11. Maton Starline
    Dean Le Vesconte

    Hi. I have a Maton Starline EG90 in very good condition. It plays beautifully for such an old treasure. I did see an earlier post that they were worth around $1500. Is this correct. I have researched through the Maton Archives that it was manufactured in 1962 and 44 of them were made. Is this an acurate valuation? They were quite an expensive guitar in their day and given the new model is around 8 grand I would have thought that they were worth a lot more. Thanks. Dean

  12. Maton C50

    Hello fellow aficionados.

    I have a 1972 Maton C50. I have played it all over the place. The tuners were replaced 25 years ago with gold plated Grovers. There is a slight bridge repair which was done in the Kinman factory years ago. It is in really good condition but as I have played it often and in many pubs and bbqs it has “patina”. Genuine patina, not put on by an angle grinder and sandpaper. Does anyone have an idea of the value? It rings like a bell.

  13. Maton C30

    Hi , still looking for a mint/excellent original condition maton C30 classical guitar call me/ txt me anytime 04174918204

  14. Maton acoustic 100 western country serial no 805

    Can anyone tell me anything about this particle guitar as it needs some work and was wondering if it’s worth doing up

  15. Hi Everyone, I have an old C30 that needs a little work. Any thoughts on value? It is probably around 1966 -67.
    Cheers Rusty 0418345575

  16. Wanted to buy - Maton Fyrbyrd/flamingo

    Hi people. MAYBE someone on this page has a Flamingo or Fyrbyrd for sale? Just asking. Cheers Edge. 0409608518.

  17. Cherry Red Maton "Performer"


    I’m looking to sell my Maton guitar. It’s model number is: EBG808CLG. Serial number: 1307 (07/06) Cherry Red Gloss

    1. Hi Ruby. Can I have some

      Hi Ruby. Can I have some more info about the Maton please. I am interested in buying. Either email or ring on 0409608518. Cheers! Edge

  18. 1963 Maton Alver
    Christopher Hill

    Hey now. I have a 1963 Maton Alver in quite good condition. I live in the U.S. and happened upon this guitar while spending a few years in Australia.
    I can’t seem to find any info on it. How many were made, how many exist, value, and maybe even rarity in the States? I just wanna know what I’ve got.
    Thanks if you read or respond. Cheers.

  19. Maton MGB4 Bass
    Roy May

    I have a vintage Maton MGB4 bass for sale in original hard case all exceptional condition.
    Make me an offer.

  20. My Other Maton

    I forgot to mention that I have another Maton Electric Guitar.It is black and white with Hi/Low or Hi Fi/Lo Fi on the pickup selector.I also use this guitar onstage and in the studio.I will contact you in regards to the details and serial number of this beautiful MATON ELECTRIC GUITAR.It also has a coil tap switch and is a versatile and wonderful instrument.THANKYOU AGAIN MATON GUITARS,THE WORLD’S BEST.I also intend to use my picture of my EG 240 Supreme Electric Guitar,Red,Serial number 1623 to post to VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE,to which I am a subscriber.THANKYOU,Regards,MARK RYAN
    [email protected]

  21. maton C30 classical

    hi i am still looking for a mint,/ excellent condition maton C30 classical only original condition, no train wrecks, call me murray 0417491820

  22. Maton Messiah
    Samantha McMaster

    Hi there

    I am looking for a acoustic Maton Messiah Guitar in the Cairns area for my client. He wants to try it out before buying the guitar, could you please assist me?

  23. I got this guitar...

    Its a 12 string electric solid body maton with tremolo .I bought it in 1979 from a Tasmanian guy who said it was used in the Jesus Christ Superstar stage show. The body is a blonde colour with a black plate that the three lots of pickups is on it has three chrome with black slider switches and three pot switches… as you can see I play sax :/ It has a maton plate at the base of the neck. Any ideas anyone???? WHat is it? Is it worth anything?

    1. Maton guitar

      Hey mate.

      Please reply if you still have the maton.

      Keen to chat.

      Admin: Removed phone number for safety reasons

  24. Maton HG25 No. 115

    My mother died recently and I have her acoustic vintage guitar with case for sale. It is a Maton HG.25 No. 115 manufactured between 1950-52. Only 53 were made. It was manufactured from solid Spruce face, solid Queensland Maple back and sides, she was sole owner. It’s condition is middling, photos available. I would like to know its value and if anyone is interested, please send me an email.

    1. Re Maton HG25

      Hi Carol.
      I am interested in buying a vintage Maton Jumbo. Please SMS me on 0427329347 if it is still for sale. Cheers. Leigh

  25. Identify Maton Flamenco Acoustic guitar date and model
    Rod Soles

    Trying to find someone that can identify a Maton Flamenco Acoustic guitar. There are no markings that I can find, i.e., Model, S/N, etc., but I do have pictures. Does anybody know where I can send the picture for possible identification?

  26. Maton Tasman CW60
    Greg Wightman

    Maton Tasman CW60 , number 073 of 108, made 11/81
    was this made in australia or japan
    good condition, lovely to play
    cheers, Greg

  27. Maton mayfair arch top acoustic

    Hi my name is Bazz. I have a Maton Mayfair Royale s/n A 155 blonde arch top from 1951 that maybe for sale to the wright collector?
    This guitar is in fair condition and its case in less fair condition. Maton has advised the it is one of only 175 made in 1951. This hand carved
    big arch top guitar is awesome but not, suitable for my small collection and it’s not mine but, an old friends. looking for comments please..

  28. Maton DC545

    Hi, Good to see a site devoted to Tommy Emmanuel’s favourite acoustic. My first Maton was an 1958 Maton Supreme. After a visit to a friend who had just spray painted his fridge ‘positano yellow’ and was eager to unleash his new found creative talent, the Maton was masked up and sprayed in the U.S. stars and stripes. Came out quite well but the days of the Maton’s status as a mint collectible were over. My next Maton, which I bought new and still own, is a mint condition 1964 DC 545 ‘crab claw’ double cutaway. The serial number is 231. This seems like a low number and it would be interesting to know how many were made. The guitar still has the music store’s sticker on the back of the head. (Musgroves.) With the exception of a missing Maton nameplate from the case, (probably ended up on the floor of some dive where we used to play,) everything is intact and completely original.

    1. maton c.45 135

      Hi I have a Maton c45 135 super condition with original leather case are you still looking

      1. Hello,

        I am interested in getting a Maton C45 in very good to mint condition and wondered if your guitar is still available.

      2. maton c45

        hi, yes I’m still looking for a mint c45 so send me some photo,s and we can talk further, regards murray

    2. maton c.45 135

      Hi I have a Maton c45 135 super condition with original leather case are you still looking

  29. maton c45/c30

    hi, anyone out there with a mint original c30 or c45 maton classical for sale call or txt me on 0417491820, thanks regards murray

  30. hi , anyone out there with a mint original c45, c30 maton classical, out there call me or txt me on 0417491820, all the best murray

  31. Maton C.25 query

    Hey i just inherited a Maton acoustic guitar it is a C.25 in what i would deem near flawless quality but i would assume to a more guitar minded person they would find minor flaws but not anything really that would be to bad about it im just wondering if anyone could give me any further information on it as google isnt providing me with much its a Maton C.25 serial number is 228 (568) please email me with any info you have regarding it as i would love for it to goto someone that is going to use it as im not a music person my email address is [email protected]

  32. maton c30 or c50 classical guitar
    murray bickley

    hi , still chasing a mint c30 or c50, if you have one and are interested to sell at a fair price ,email me or call me or txt me on 0417491820, regards murray

  33. Hi, I have a Maton F10 (1171) could anyone tell me how much these guitars are worth? where is the best place to take the guitar and have it restored ? it has a broken string. cheers danniF

  34. Maton C45 advice

    I brought this guitar second hand from Palings in about 1967 & for most of those years the case has not been opened. I used it for lessons over a couple of years early on and then again more recently. The basic condition is good with no obvious areas of wear due to use (other than some scuffing from the plectrum). There are two small chips on the soundboard and some light scratches on the sides. The top coast is obviously aging. The hard case was made by Stammfords at Chatswood & may be older than the guitar, but is in useable, but now poor condition. It’s time for me to consider my options as I will not use it again. Any advice appreciated (as to value, methods for disposal).

  35. 62 maton fyrbyrd

    Hey guys. I am after the original knobs that came with this model. Any ideas on where l could source them?

  36. Maton C 50 and slimline Sapphire

    I have a top of the line, cedar top, ebony fretboard Maton C50 classical guitar (1976) in excellent condition in original case.
    Also a Maton Sapphire 3 pickup 303/6 (268) in very good to excellent for age condition. Great neck and frets…some fingerboard wear at the ‘camp-fire’ chords end. The original machine heads were upgraded to top quality models when the guitar was young. The guitar had a minor finish flaw near the bottom f-hole which was remedied by the Maton factory under warranty by fitting a custom-made, possibly unique, scratch-plate over the volume and tone controls.
    The original owner had a friend who had a Sapphire with a fixed tail-piece, which he thought had better sustain, so he had professionally fitted a fixed tail piece. Later, he had it converted back to original, with the result that the 2 gold-finished tailpiece studs are visible under the original M trapeze tail-piece. The sun-burned finish has some age-related, visible up close, crazing on the front. The guitar is without the original case.
    I’d greatly appreciate it if any knowledgeable person could give me some idea of the worth of each guitar. I can post pics if desired.

    1. Mat on sapphire 3 pick up sunburst

      Hi roo I’m trying to track down a particular 3 pick up sunburst maton sapphire deluxe, the one I’m tracking down went missing in Sydney in the late 80’s/early 90’s. Any chance you got this one around that time?

  37. old maton
    R. Smith

    i have old maton cant find anything about it all i got to go on is a label inside body of the old thing the label says B20 and what could b a 9 but looks more like a scroll also says made by maton victoria australia if anyone has any ideas please let me know thanks allH

  38. I have a C45 which I bought from the Maton outlet at North Melbourne sometime in 1970. I was so smart that I saved $25 by not buying a case. Hmm.
    This poor old instrument has withstood fourty three years of hard living but never have I felt the urge to sell or throw it onto the nearest tip. The finish is worn; it now shows its hard life, but, the neck is straight, the action is as good as the day it was bought, the intonation is perfect, the frets are still in top condition.
    The tone is superb.
    OK, there is a small split (about one inch long) on the sounding board. A piffling complaint.
    After recently spending $140 on sprucing this instrument up (as much as possible) and buying a ninety dollar case, I feel a compelling urge to tell somebody who may understand the implications inherent in owning such a good and faithful friend: I will not sell it.
    However, I am curious as to whether someone can indicate a reasonable value.
    I’ve also accumulated a Maton EA80C – beautiful – four Fender guitars and four good amps.
    Enough! Is there anyone around out there who just wants to talk (or crow) about their good fortune in having accumulated a good stable of instruments? I’ll answer any correspondence from anyone who’s not an obvious nut.

  39. Maton Kid Capitol $$$?

    Hey All,

    I have this old Maton Kid Capitol fair condition, I’ve had it sitting around for about 5 years and a mate of mine owned it before, anyone know possibly what it would be worth?



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