Maton Ukulele, concert size, 2017. This little sweetheart is really quite lovely. Maton have been building world-class instruments from solid Australian tonewoods for many decades, and this is a curious little departure from the standard dreadnought acoustics. It's built from all solid Victorian blackwood; an acacia-family wood that's renowned for it's similarity to Hawaiian koa. The subtle but stunning grain really shows through the satin finish nicely, it's very pretty. It's precisely made and easy to play, everything feels 'right'. The tone is light, airy, bright and loud; it's very sweet and balanced. The basic LR Baggs piezo replicates the acoustic tone nicely too, it's handy to be able to plug-in and serenade the world with ukulele goodness. It's impossible to be depressed while playing ukulele, so imagine the elation of playing a really beautiful one... awesome.
Model: Maton Concert Ukulele
Made: 2017, Melbourne Australia (serial 2532 1GH)
Finish: natural satin
Body: all solid victorian blackwood
Neck: QLD maple, rosewood board
Pickup: LR Baggs Five-0 ukulele piezo
Case: original Maton deluxe hard case, inc. case candy
Cosmetic condition notes: negligible finish wear. Our inspection didn't find any noticeable dings or marks. There's some minor play scratches above and below the string, they're barely there. Overall: mint condition 10/10
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. There's no fret wear to speak of, 10/10 for life left. Basically new!