Celebrating 75 Years of Maton Guitars

At Shake It Up Music we love to jam, whether it’s guitar, piano, keyboard or the banjo, we’ve got it covered. 


But today we’d like to shine the spotlight on Maton, who are celebrating 75 years of continuous guitar production in Melbourne.  


Since conception in 1964, Maton has been manufacturing superbly crafted guitars. They’re known for using a wide range of Australian timbers, such as blackwood, bunya, Queensland Maple, Queensland Walnut and Satin Box.


When you listen to the rich tones of these beautiful, Australian made guitars, you’ll understand why they’re so popular and why they have been around for 75 years. With a diverse range of artists using Maton guitars, such as Tommy Emmanuel, Tash Sultana and Keith Urban you’ll be in good company when rocking out. 


Queensland Maple is used in nearly every Maton, and has shaped the sound of these wonderful instruments. This timber from Northern Queensland rainforest hardwood is light, strong and visually striking. It’s well balanced and has an even response across all frequencies. 


You can browse our range of Maton guitars online, or even better, come visit our team in store and test the guitars out for yourself. 


Here are just two of the amazing Maton guitars we have on offer. 


Maton S60 SRS Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar 

Light brown Maton guitar displayed on a stand

 

The Maton S60 SRS has it all - outstanding value, playability and it looks amazing and classic. It features a spruce top, Queensland maple back and sides which combine for a rich and full tone. 

The Queensland maple neck and ovangkol fingerboard are smooth and comfortable to play, while the bone nut and saddle, Grover rotomatic machine heads and scalloped Maton X bracing enhance the overall playability. Supplied with a Maton hard case, this guitar will suit any playing style and music genre. 

Maton EBG808CGB Acoustic Electric Guitar

Black rare Maton electric guitar displayed on a stand

 

Want a preview of the rich sound of this guitar? Well check out our YouTube!


This Maton Custom Shop EBG808CGB acoustic finished in black is a small bodied cutaway shaped guitar suitable for any style of music. The cutaway allows for easy access to the upper frets, while the Queensland maple neck and ebony fingerboard are smooth and easy to play. Perfect for fingerpicking and folk players, this Maton guitar is incredibly rare and boasts a unique visual presence, making it the ideal instrument to make your musical statement.


Maton has a passion for music, and this is evident in the design and construction of each of their guitars. You are sure to get an instrument you can love and cherish for years to come. 


Be sure to come check out our range of Maton guitars, amongst a huge selection of other musical instruments, at our store, in Nambour. The friendly and knowledgeable team will always be ready to help you out, have a laugh, and rock out, whether you’re just getting started on your music journey or you’re already a pro yourself.