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Maton Electric Guitars

From a small backyard workshop started in 1946 Maton Guitars has grown into a truly great Australian success story.  Currently Maton employs 60 people and remains 100 per cent family owned and operated.

The Maton MS500 is one of the best all round electric guitars available. Proudly Australian owned and made.  

From the initial selection and grading of rough sawn timber to the careful levelling and polishing of the frets, every step of the guitar making process is overseen by our luthiers in Melbourne Australia. It is their attention to detail that ensures that every guitar we produce deserves to bear the name Maton.


Maton Guitars is where some of the finest quality guitars in the world come to life, each with a unique character and tone. Every Guitar embodies the passion and skill of the craftsmen that our part of our team, each of them drawing on the years of experience and dedication necessary to produce a truly remarkable instrument.


Maton specialises in creating superbly crafted guitars from Australian timbers such as Blackwood, bunya, Queensland Maple, Queensland Walnut and now Satin Box. Bill May pioneered the use of many Australian wood species in guitar construction, and is regarded by many Australian luthiers as the founding father of their industry. The Maton team are constantly investigating new materials and techniques in the pursuit of creating the worlds finest guitars.


Maton manufactures its own pickups, which we consider essential to maintaining the sound of both the instrument and its internal amplification system. After much research and development the Maton AP4 Pickup system was created.The innovation continued when Maton in conjunction with Guitar legend tommy Emmanuel developed the APMic system. The APMic utilises both the piezo based system and a microphone which is located in the body of the guitar to pick up on the natural acoustic qualities of the instrument.