Maton Guitars

The Starline 4606

60 Guitars, Celebrating 60 Years

Of the many guitars that comprise of Maton's long, rich history, it was the Starline that laid the foundations on which Maton thrives today. Originally produced in the 1940's, the Starline was Maton's flagship model and was highly prized by guitarists of the time.
 The guitar has a hollow-bodied f-hole design, with a 16” wide sound box and solid carved spruce face. And features fine detailing such as the ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl block inlays and the 9th fret inlay is engraved with Maton founder Bill May’s signature. The 12th fret inlay is engraved with the words “Anniversary”. This spectacular guitar is one for the collectors of rare and special instruments.
The Limited edition re-issue is both a fitting tribute to the original guitar, as well as the spectacular result of the marriage of traditional guitar making techniques and modern manufacturing.
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  • Model: The Starline 4606
  • Top: Carved Sitka Spruce
  • Back: Carved QLD Maple
  • Sides: QLD Maple
  • Binding Outer: White ABS
  • Binding Inner: 5 Ply
  • Neck: Set QLD Maple
  • Fingerboard: Ebony Bound
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Block MOP, Engraved “W.A.May” 9th Fret, “Anniversary” 12th Fret
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Machine Heads: Gold Grover Rotomatic
  • Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
  • End Pin/Strap: Gold
  • Nut: Bone
  • Fingerboard Radius: 304.8mm (12")
  • Nut Width: 42mm
  • 14th Fret: Width 55mm (2.165" - 2 11/64")
  • Finish: Gloss Sunburst
  • Bridge: TonePros Gold with Ebony Base
  • Tailpiece: Gold Trapeze
  • Machine Heads: Gold Grover Rotomatic
  • Case: Maton Hiscox
  • Bridge Pickup: JHB (Coil Tapped) Magnets - Alnico 8 1500G Coils - 2 X 11.5k
  • Neck Pickup: JHN (Coil Tapped) Magnets - Alnico 8 1000G Coils - 2 x 11.5k
  • Controls: 2 Volumes 2 Tones Master Volume (Coil Tap Neck & Bridge)
    3 Way Toggle selector switch
  • Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53.