Vera May Centenary 808 Acoustic/Electric Guitar

$4,299.00 inc GST

Brand: Maton

SKU: Vera May 808

Maton Vera May Centenary 808 acoustic/electric guitar | Serial# 69/100 | Produced in celebration of Vera May’s 100th year.Vera May, the matriarch of Maton Guitars and the wife of founder Bill May, turns 100. To celebrate, Maton has released one of the most beautiful guitars they have ever produced.This amazing instrument includes a limited edition Ivory Hiscox Maton case and the label hand signed by Vera May herself.



Maton Vera May Centenary 808 Acoustic/Electric guitar | Serial# 69/100

The Vera May includes a number of firsts for Maton. The headstock is an elegant rethink of the W.A May headstock, which in itself is a 21st century interpretation of the headstock that appeared on the very first Maton Bill May built in 1946. An elegant gloss finished streaky ebony veneer with a Mother of Pearl logo contrasts beautifully with a figured blackwood headstock veneer.
The 808 sized body is bound with ebony and inner pinstripe bindings. The rosette has been carefully designed to match also featuring ebony and pinstripe rings.
The soundboard of the Vera May is made from Lutz Spruce, a naturally occurring hybrid of Sitka Spruce and White Spruce (a close relative of Engelman Spruce). As often occurs with natural hybrids Lutz has a certain amount of “hybrid vigour” combining the best elements of both trees. The result is a soundboard with the stiffness of Sitka but with a little less density. This results in  a greater balance of subtle overtones which is a delightful combination in a smaller bodied guitar like the Vera May
  • The soundboard is finished in U.V cured gloss, providing strength and protection to the wood and enhancing its natural top end sparkle.
  • The blackwood back, sides and neck are finished in our special tuned satin finish, providing all that warmth and midrange our 808 series is famous for.
  • The fingerboard and bridge are made from streaky ebony, a material we have come to love for its strength, stability and tone as well as its earthy beauty. The fingerboard features snowflake inlays and a 12th fret Vera May signature block inlay . 
  • The Vera May comes with an AP5 Pro pickup system and case.
  • The first 100 guitars will come with a limited edition Ivory Hiscox case and the label hand signed by Vera May herself.
The New Vera May guitar is not only a superb instrument, but also a very special part of Maton’s story.

Product Specifications

Face “AAA” Lutz Spruce
  Face Inlay / Rosette Ebony With Rings
Back and Sides “AA” Blackwood 
Binding Inner 5 Ply WBWB Purfling
Binding Outer Ebony with Rock Maple Pinstripe
Neck Blackwood
Scale Length 64.77cm (25.5”)
Headstock Vera May – Blackwood Sides – Ebony Wedge  
Fingerboard Streaky Ebony
  Fingerboard inlays Snowflakes With 12th Fret Block Inlay
Nut Bone
Bridge Streaky Ebony
Paint Natural UV High Gloss
Decal Pearloid Maton
Pre-Amp AP5-Pro
End Pin Gold
Scratch Plate Black
Machine Heads Gold Grover Rotomatic
Saddle Bone
Case Limited Edition Ivory Hiscox Maton Case

Shipping Dimensions

Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 1200 × 400 × 200 mm

Shipping Dimensions

Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 1200 × 400 × 200 mm

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