This is a one off Maton Honduran Rosewood guitar, hand built by Andy Allen, the head of Maton's Custom Shop. Only the finest timbers have been used to create this amazing instrument. All woods have been hand selected by Andy to ensure this guitar looks as good as it sounds. The top is a perfect cut of European Spruce and the back and sides are built from Honduran Rosewood.
Honduran Rosewood can be found in the small Central American country of Belize. Since it prefers humid environments, it usually grows along rivers and in river valleys. Its colors range from purple-brown to a rich looking burgundy with inky black grain lines.
Andy ensures that only top quality materials find their way into a Custom Shop guitar. The timber’s visual appeal and tonal quality also form an important part of the selection process. All the chosen components are then individually ‘voiced’ to ensure they can produce maximum acoustic performance. This is done by ‘tap testing’ and flexing each piece to determine maximum strength and minimum weight, the recipe for great tone. It is a process that requires deep experience and construction knowledge and can only be done by an extremely skilled craftsman.
As the head of Maton’s Custom Shop, Andy Allen has the ability to build a guitar that will produce the sound that the customer has ordered and wants to hear. The construction of a Custom Shop guitar is performed by a single, skilled luthier and this ensures every detail mirrors precisely the customer’s requirements. It also ensures the look as well as the sound matches the buyer’s dream.
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