Maton Guitars

C.S Classic


A traditional body with Indian Rosewood back and sides. A favourite of Eric Johnson, the C.S Classic is one of the finest guitars ever to come out of the Maton Custom Shop.

 

The CS Classic is my Custom Shop take on an Acoustic Guitar Standard. The 000 or OM (Orchestra Model) body shape has been an icon for all acoustic guitar makers for decades now. Utilising the timbers that are most recognised in the style, I developed The CS Classic with  a mix of AAA Grade European Spruce and Indian Rosewood for the back and sides. After extensive testing tonally and geometrically I settled upon a forward shifted X brace pattern to bring the rich bottom end from the guitar whilst maintaining an earthy mid-range and that classic Maton Glassy top register. It is not only the  balance of tonality I am proud of, but the projection, clarity, and volume that this shape captures so well. It truly is a classic shape.
 
I now realise after prototyping, research, and development why so many incredible guitar players choose this amazing guitar to help realise their voice. It is not just the comfort of this shape for hours of practice and performance but the ability to pick, strum and play fingerstyle on this shape means it becomes part of who you are as a musician.
 
Andy Allen July 2015
 
For further information on the C.S Classic and other Maton Custom Shop Instruments please contact [email protected]


  • Model: C.S Classic
  • Body Shape: Traditional (Thin)
  • Soundboard: European Spruce
  • Rosette: Herringbone
  • Bracing: Light Brace
  • Back & Sides: Select Indian Rosewood
  • Outer Binding: White
  • Inner Binding: Herringbone
  • Neck: Mahogany White Heel Cap
  • Headstock Veneer: Rosewood with Rock Maple Pinstripe Veneer
  • Fingerboard: Ebony/White Binding
  • Fretwire: Dunlop 6260
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fingerboard Radius: 304.8mm (12")
  • Nut Width: 44mm
  • 14th Fret: Width 55mm (2.165" - 2 11/64")
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Snowflakes
  • Back & Sides Finish: U.V Gloss
  • Top Finish: U.V Gloss
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Bridge Pins: Black with Pearl Dots
  • Machine Heads: Open Back Grovers
  • Pickguard: None
  • End Pin/Strap: Chrome
  • Nut & Saddle: Bone
  • Case: Hiscox Flight case
  • Pickup: AP5-Pro


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