Maton The Vera May 808 Limited Edition Centenary - #75 of 100

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Maton The Vera May 808 Limited Edition Centenary - #75 of 100

SKU: VERA-MAY-808

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In Celebration of Vera May’s 100th year.
The New Vera May is a superb instrument, combining a very special part of Maton’s story with their no-nonsense approach to tone and feel. Limited Edition!
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The matriarch of Maton Guitars and the wife of founder Bill May, Vera May turns 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.

Features:
  • 808 sized body with that famous warmth and midrange
  • Ebony and inner Pinstripe binding
  • A meticulously designed, matching ebony/pinstripe rosette 
  • Soundboard finished with a U.V. cured gloss - adding noticably natural top-end sparkle
  • Blackwood back, sides and neck with a tuned satin finish
  • Streaky Ebony fingerboard and bridge
  • Features an AP5 Pro pickup system


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 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.

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Specification

  • Model: Vera May
  • Body Shape: 808
  • Face: "AAA" Lutz Spruce
  • Back and Sides: "AA" Blackwood 
  • Neck: Blackwood
  • Fingerboard & Bridge: Streaky Ebony
  • Face Inlay/Rosette: Ebony With Rings
  • Soundhole: 95 mm
  • Bracing: Scalloped Maton X
  • Inner Binding: 5 Ply WBWB Purfling
  • Outer Binding: Ebony with Rock Maple Pinstripe
  • Scale Length: 64.77cm (25.5")
  • Headstock Veneer:  Vera May - Blackwood Sides - Ebony Wedge
  • Fretwire: Dunlop 6260
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fingerboard Radius: 304.8mm (12")
  • Nut Width: 44.1mm (1.736" - 1 47/64")
  • 14th Fret: Width 55mm (2.165" - 2 11/64")
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Snowflakes With 12th Fret Block Inlay
  • Back & Sides Finish: Natural Satin lacquer 
  • Top Finish: Natural UV High Gloss
  • Bridge Pins: Ivory ABS
  • Machine Heads: Gold Grover Rotomatic
  • Pickguard: Black with Gold M
  • End Pin/Strap: Gold
  • Nut & Saddle: Bone
  • Case: Standard Maton Hardcase
  • Pickup: AP5 PRO
  • Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53
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