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NGD Maton SRS808

#1 User is offline   BluesKing777 

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 05:34 AM

A strange choice, they will all say!

So an explanation....a friend turned up last year with a new dread model Maton with nice Blackwood back and sides and a Sitka top and it sounded great, acoustic AND electrified - it has the new pickup setup with undersaddle and mic and barn door controls.

Myself - not interested in a dread version, and I didn't like the older model Matons that were fairly overbuilt, but I was reading somewhere how the Maton SRS808 has scalloped foward shifted braced Cedar top and Blackwood b/s and that happens to be my latest preferred top and my Lowden S35 has Cedar top and figured Tasmanian Blackwood b/s and I love this combo.

So trundled down to the very close music shop that sells them - they sell Matons everywhere around here - they are made here - and had the cutaway (Solid Road Series) SRS808c and non cutaway SRS808 to try! Couldn't tell the difference in either but I kind of liked the non cutaway look and it was $100 cheaper.....

Hey, they are stunning! And the pickup is great - dual source with mic. Potential road warriors, let me tell you. [biggrin] [biggrin] [biggrin]

Photos to come but here is one from an English shop to look at:


https://www.wunjogui...s/maton-srs-808



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 05:45 AM

Any date set for you opening your guitar shop?

Look forward to hearing the new fella


Hey , is it mayton, matone or matton?
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Posted 03 October 2017 - 06:05 AM

View Postblindboygrunt, on 03 October 2017 - 05:45 AM, said:

Hey , is it mayton, matone or matton?

If I'm not raving around in a field of burning hemp, it's Mayton.
You just can't keep coincidences down. .
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Posted 03 October 2017 - 06:11 AM

View PostE-minor7, on 03 October 2017 - 06:05 AM, said:

If I'm not raving around in a field of burning hemp, it's Mayton.


😂

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 07:05 AM

View Postblindboygrunt, on 03 October 2017 - 05:45 AM, said:

Any date set for you opening your guitar shop?

Look forward to hearing the new fella


Hey , is it mayton, matone or matton?




Good way to ruin the fun, selling the things for a living!


Now is a plummy English accent, it would be May-ton. But in a Strine, or even a Cockney, well it can be - Mate - un or even Mate'en.....


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 07:15 AM

View PostBluesKing777, on 03 October 2017 - 07:05 AM, said:

Good way to ruin the fun, selling the things for a living!


Now is a plummy English accent, it would be May-ton. But in a Strine, or even a Cockney, well it can be - Mate - un or even Mate'en.....


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Where Iím from itíll be mate Ďní

Lowden owners will call them maytones


Last thing I expected when I opened your thread BK
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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:07 AM

View Postblindboygrunt, on 03 October 2017 - 07:15 AM, said:

Where I’m from it’ll be mate ‘n’

Lowden owners will call them maytones


Last thing I expected when I opened your thread BK




If you had said I would own a Maton a year ago, I would have given you the raspberry. But I only played a few older dreads with bad action and I have no idea what woods they were made with then. The Ebony/Italian Cargill lead me to looking at other woods, and I grabbed the Lowden Blackwood/Cedar...


But this guitar is cool, pity I didn't know they made them this good years ago...pickup system seems great. I will play it in for a few weeks then get a nice setup. Cedar plays in quick, we are told.


Oh, this would be a bare fingerpicker's guitar, not a dread lovers strummer at all, thought I better warn.




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Posted 03 October 2017 - 03:47 PM

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