Sunday, 12 June 2011

Maton Gold Line 750 - vintage Australian guitar from 1962
Based in Melbourne, the Maton Musical Instrument Company was founded in 1946 by Bill May and is Australia's longest running and most successful guitar manufacturer. They pioneered the use of many Australian wood species in guitar construction.

The guitar we see pictured above is a Maton Gold Line 750. It is of set-neck construction with a slab body featuring a German carve appropriately - given the model name - picked out in gold. Apparently only 210 examples of this model were built between 1962-1963, before the design evolved into the better-known Maton Fyrbyrd.

This guitar is in superb condition and is currently being offered for sale on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $5000 (US Dollars).

For more on Maton and other guitars from down under, see Australia's own always excellent guitarnerd blog.

G L Wilson

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