Maton Guitars


October 23rd 2015

To Andy’s way of thinking these 10 guitars had to be representative of the learning, passion and development of The Maton Custom Shop brand and where it has evolved from. They had to be beautiful, elegant, sophisticated, simple, tonal and above all they had to be consistently the best 10 guitars he could make. 10 years of passion poured into 10 masterworks.



The choice of timbers is constant with the concept of these limited edition guitars. Solid African Wenge on the Back and Sides is an incredible tonewood with deep, rich bass and clear top end presence yet its aesthetic is a simple and understated  with tight grain characteristics and rich chocolate colours. European Spruce has always had an appeal for Custom Shop guitars with a  thicker tonal quality and its brilliant crisp white appearance. Thus creating a stark contrast to the Wenge back and sides and adding to the guitars number one objective – an incredible consistent tone developed over 10 years. The X iv X inlays and the genuine mother of pearl side dots are hand inlaid as is the genuine American Rock maple pinstripes. Subtle, Refined – Beautiful.

The end result of the 10 4 10 guitars is a sound that is truly remarkable. Deep, thick and rich bass response that has Grand Piano type qualities. The Classic Maton mid-range sound is ever-present and something that will create a haven of sonic frequencies for finger style enthusiasts to lose themselves in.

Finally, the bright and punchy top end trebles are abundant and cut through the mix of lower tones that fall before them. All of these 10 guitars represent a world class, sophisticated sound that has the incredible balance of the entire tonal palate. Harmonic overtones and sustain are abundant in this refined instrument and make it a must for collectors and guitar enthusiasts to explore.


Model                   10th Anniversary X iv X
Body Shape          Dreadnought Cutaway
Soundboard         European Spruce
Rosette                Ebony
Back and Sides     Wenge
Outer Binding      Queen Ebony
Inner Binding       Custom Pin Binding
Neck                    Honduran Mahogany. Wenge and Rock Maple Stringer
Headstock           Veneer – Heritage Headstock. Madagascan Ebony Rock Maple Pinstripe
Fingerboard         Ebony – Genuine Mother of Pearl Dots. X iv X inlay with Rock Maple inlaid
Fretwire               Dunlop Std
Number of frets   21