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Maton Guitars History

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The Maton Guitar Company was founded in 1946 as the "Maton Musical Instruments Company" by Bill May and his brother. Bill and his brother's combined experiences have a background in wood and as working as musicians. As well as being a Jazz musician Bill taught woodwork and was an accomplish guitar luthier. Right from the outset the Maton company incorporated the use of Australian woods that helps establish them as something a bit different when compared to other high profile guitar building names. In part this helped create the extremely responsive Maton signature sound we have all come to appreciate. In the 1960's Maton started designing and building a wider selection of instruments to include electric guitars and even some amplifiers. Over the years an impressive list of artists have used Maton including names such as George Harrison, big Jim Sullivan, Sammy David Junior, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson and of course Neil Finn from Crowded House and most famously of all Tommy Emmanuel.
Tommy Emanual - Tommy surely needs no introduction to any fan of the acoustic guitar. His breathtaking playing and ultimate versatility has been showcased around the world for many years and he is something of a players player. A long time user of Maton guitars Tommy has actively used and gigged and recorded with a selection of Maton guitars since his very early days. He doesn't just choose to use this range because they are a fellow Australian brand but because they produce a remarkably balanced and intuitive musical tonal performance and they are also built to stand up to a heavy life on the road. If anyone reading this is not family with Tommy we strongly suggest you jump immediately onto YouTube and get to know one of the world's greatest guitarist ever.