Maton Flamingo 1963

November 28, 2017

It’s hard to believe that this old girl is as old as me….. and like me, has done many, many gigs…. The action is sleek on account of the fret dress and set up just completed in our workshop.  I made a brass brake bar to increase the down pressure onto the bridge, and used the original tail piece mounting holes to fit the brake so as to not affect the originality. She is so lovely and is original right down to the fret wire. The patina and checking are sublime. She might be light in weight (3kg’s) but big on resonance and tone. Whether a collector or player, she’s just beautiful!


Inc. case