Maton Performer EBG808LG Acoustic/Electric Sunburst 2011
Maton EBG808CLG Performer, sunburst, made in Melbourne 2011. If you were to venture out amongst the live music venues in any Australian city this weekend, chances of running into a guitar like this are very good. The Maton 808 is a favourite amongst working players owing to it's comfortable shape and balanced tone. This one features the slimmer Performer series body shape and handy cutaway, so it's extremely easy to play and perfect if you're doing 3hr+ gigs. The gloss finish version was the deluxe offering in this line, plus Maton never made many sunburst finish acoustics, so this one stands out beautifully in the crowd. The bunya top and Queensland maple back and sides are a tried and true combo; this has a great balance of sparkle and oomph tonally. This is a perfect little gigging guitar, basically.
Model: Maton Performer EBG808LG
Made: 2011, Melbourne Australia (serial 0372)
Finish: sunburst gloss
Body: solid bunya top, Queensland maple back and sides, slimline 808 w/ cutaway shape
Neck: Queensland maple, rosewood board, 12" radius, 25.5" scale
Pickup: Maton AP5 piezo + preamp system
Case: Maton wood hard case, very good quality and condition
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. The headstock has a couple of minor chips on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples only. The back has some light scuffs around the bottom edge, no major marks. The sides are pretty clean, just some light scuffs near the rear strap pin. The front is also tidy, just some dimples around the outside edge and some play wear on the guard and top horn. Overall: very good condition (8/10)
Playing condition notes: action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets look great, minor wear only, 8/10 for fret life left. Setup with fresh 12/54 Moonshiners strings.