Elvis plays Maton

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The Jailhouse rocked when Elvis played a Maton.


Elvis plays Maton

In the 1957 release of MGM's Jailhouse Rock, Elvis' character smashes a pawn shop Guitar and Judy Tyler's character Peggy Van Alden loans him a guitar to use for a recording session. She brings along the band that performed during his unsuccessful club audition which consisted of his real life bandmates Scotty moore, Bill and DJ in addition to Mike Stoller of the song writing team of Leiber/Stoller.

 

The guitar is a well worn 1950s Australian made sunburst Maton "hillbilly" acoustic flat top, apparently a HG100.

Model number
HG100S (59)
 
Pickup

Model name
Hillbilly, Roundhole - Sunburst
 
Special features

Category
Acoustic
 
Options

Body shape
Jumbo
 
Year of manufacture
1959
Body top
Flat top
 
Year of introduction
1952
Body type
Hollowbody
 
Year of discontinuation
1961
Body veneer

 
Serial number
155-460

Reader Comments

Comments Total: 3


Comment Posted by cheryl

July 09, 2012

My Dad passed away and has left me his 1956 Maton acoustic cutaway which he used as a prof muso for years.  He also left me his Fretless Maton Bass from about 1960.
The acoustic sounds so mellow and as dad was a jazz muso it always sounded so great.
Aaah, I just wish I could play guitar!!


Comment Posted by Maton Story

May 29, 2012

What an interesting story. Thanks for telling us about this one.


Comment Posted by Maton Story

May 29, 2012

WOW - Elvis and Maton… great story. Love the new website too.





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