NEW - A forward shifting of the X braces and the shifting of scallop peaks to nodal points around the soundboard help to enhance the vibration of the top. The shifting of the X braces also allowed the inclusion of a second, parallel tone bar which allows the scalloping of both tone bars, and spreads the load while reducing mass. Adjusted bracing heights as well as a locked15 foot radius for the arch of the back, gave us the plate resonance separation we were looking for between top and back.
Maton now has the full, open, lower frequency response players were looking for as well as a crisp, well defined treble response. The new 808 series sounds a whole lot bigger than a small bodied guitar should. We were hoping the end of this journey would produce a guitar that amazes the player at first strum, then continues to impress as each aspect of the sound of the guitar meets and surpasses the player’s expectation.
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Includes free shipping, and free expert guitar setup!
Body Shape: 808 W/Cutaway
Soundboard: "A" Grade Western Red Cedar
Rosette: Sapele Ring
Bracing: Scalloped Maton X
Soundhole Diameter: 95mm
Back and Sides: Blackwood
Outer Binding: Black
Inner Binding: None
Neck: Queensland Maple
Scale Length: 64.77cm (25.5")
Headstock Veneer: Sapele/Standard
Fingerboard & Bridge: Indian Rosewood
Fretwire: Dunlop 6260
Number of Frets: 21
Fingerboard Radius: 304.8mm (12")
Nut Width: 44.1mm (1.736" - 1 47/64")
14th Fret: Width 55mm (2.165" - 2 11/64")
Fingerboard Inlays: 6mm Pearl Dots
Back & Sides Finish: Satin/Natural
Top Finish: Satin/Natural
Bridge Pins: Ivory ABS
Machine Heads: Chrome Grover Rotomatic
Pickguard: Tortoiseshell With Gold M
End Pin/Strap: Chrome
Nut & Saddle: Bone
Case: Standard Maton Hardcase
Pickup: AP5 PRO
Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53.
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At Andy Babiuk’s Fab Gear we ship your gear to you FREE! All qualifying items and orders over $100 placed through our website qualify for free shipping via UPS Ground and is limited to the continental United States. The shipping address must match your credit card billing address or your order will be cancelled. Repeat customers can call to request shipping to an alternative address. We usually ship by UPS or FedEx. With the high quality of instruments that we offer we feel that this is safest and most reliable method of shipping. On special request, we will try to accommodate all special shipping requests. All shipments are fully insured. You can upgrade to next day or second day shipping at your cost. Please call us to upgrade your shipment. Customer pays all shipping on any returned merchandise. All insurance claims are the responsibility of the customer.
24 hour approval with shipping at the buyers expense. Upon receipt, if you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you must notify us within 24 hours and we will refund your money as soon as the merchandise is returned to us in the same condition as when shipped (except for layaways). Customer is responsible for all shipping, insurance and bank charges that may occur. Call Fab Gear with any questions 585.425.0077