It’s great to be able to offer customers something a bit different and our range of boutique instrument brands does just that. In our first-floor Acoustic Room at Waterloo Music in Yeovil, you’ll find some lesser known brands of musical instrument, none less than the fantastic guitar collection from Maton.
You may not have heard of this Australian, high-end guitar manufacturer, but those who are enlightened know why the brand has such a loyal following.
A quote from their website….
“From a small backyard workshop started in 1946 Maton Guitars has grown into a truly great Australian success story. Currently, Maton employs 60 people and remains 100 per cent family owned and operated.”
From the initial selection and grading of rough sawn timber to the careful levelling and polishing of the frets, every step of the guitar making process is overseen by our luthiers in Melbourne Australia. It is their attention to detail that ensures that every guitar we produce deserves to bear the name Maton.
Maton Guitars is where some of the finest quality guitars in the world come to life, each with a unique character and tone. Every Guitar embodies the passion and skill of the craftsmen who are part of our team, each of them drawing on the years of experience and dedication necessary to produce a truly remarkable instrument.
Maton specialises in creating superbly crafted guitars from Australian timbers such as Blackwood, Bunya, Queensland Maple, Queensland Walnut and now Satin Box. Bill May pioneered the use of many Australian wood species in guitar construction and is regarded by many Australian luthiers as the founding father of their industry. The Maton team are constantly investigating new materials and techniques in the pursuit of creating the world’s finest guitars.”
There are many well known Maton Artists including the amazing Tommy Emannuel (pictured playing his signature model)
And Andrea Valerie (pictured here at Waterloo music with Ryan the store manager).
So, being one of only a handful of Maton Dealers in the UK, Waterloo Music attracts Maton fans from across the South-West and yes, some are completely in love with this brand.
A recent customer, Ned from Bath, visited to collect his new Maton Guitar and proudly showed us his new tattoo…. now that is dedication!
If you’d like to know more, please contact us or call into the shop, our team of friendly staff will enjoy talking through the features of each guitar.