SOLD - Maton EM425C 12-String – Australia 2009
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‘Over more than 60 years, musicians the World over have come to love Australia’s beautifully made and wonderful sounding Maton Guitars.
The Maton EM425C/12 offers all the benefits of the legendary EM325 in a 12 String version. Robust, loud and eminently playable, the EM425C/12 delivers exceptional value and has been the biggest selling Australian made 12 string guitar of all time.
The EM425C/12 is the ideal solution for stage use, being designed for the rigours of the road and built to deliver top performance night after night.
The Maton EM425C/12 is also a beautiful looking instrument and features a bookmatched “A” Select Grade solid Sitka Spruce Top with Queensland Walnut back and sides and a Queensland Maple neck. Sadly, Maton have recently stopped using Queensland Walnut in the construction of their guitars which means that the EM425/12 string is no longer available. Maton have replaced this guitar with the solid road series 12 string which is a good thing. There are still players that have lusted after the legendary Maton EM425C/12 and this may well be their last chance!’
Soundboard: Bookmatched A Grade Solid Sitka Spruce
Rosette Design: Mosaic
Inner Binding: Black and White
Outer Binding: Ivory
Back Material: Queensland Walnut
Side Material: Queensland Walnut
Neck Material: Queensland Maple
Headstock Facing: Victorian Blackwood Veneer
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlays: Dots
Bridge Material: Rosewood
Pickup: AP5 Pro
Pick Guard: Black
Machine Heads: Grover Chrome Deluxe
Case: Includes Genuine Maton Hardcase
As anyone who’s played one knows, there are 12-strings, and there are good 12-strings. This is certainly one of the good ones.
It has a super comfy low action all the way up the neck, and it doesn’t fight you like some of those ‘other’ 12-stringers do. And does it sound good? – Why YES. It’s a big but balanced tone, lots of chime & midrange punch.
The AP5 Pro pickup system is one of the best around and works a charm on this 12.
It is in great condition. No damage, no repairs, no dings & dents, and no issues. It is a great sounding 12 string instrument in a mid-range size, but with a lovely even projection.
Comes in original Maton hardshell case in excellent condition.