For some time now at Maton we have been looking for ways to improve the acoustic performance of our 808 series of smaller bodied guitars. They have long been a favourite of finger style guitarists and are excellent instruments on stage and in the studio but as the demands and sophistication of acoustic guitarists increase the time had come to revisit this iconic Maton guitar and see if we could make it even better. Could we unlock the tonal potential of this fantastic little guitar? As with the recent improvements to our Messiah and Australian models the genesis of this project is to be found in the Maton Custom Shop.
Behind the Magical Tone Code of the SRS808.
With the advent of the “Traditional” series in the Maton Custom Shop we came to a new understanding of what a smaller bodied guitar is capable of in terms of tone and projection. The Traditional is slightly larger than the 808 in area but also slightly thinner so the volume of air in both guitars is fairly similar. We