Topic: NGD - Maton mini 12 string

NGD - a Maton mini 12 string (hope the picture works):

https://scontent.fper5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/62470049_10161814098880514_8615908844809224192_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_eui2=AeHunLxK06IXyR5e2EAftxNAQGYu_yWm8-7kauejWI1vLHXwwuNJGFNgb1MztufjHhgK4nOxi7-fr6lmZqHAW9pSCCS6E9BEjKEnrpWH-JEVAQ&_nc_ht=scontent.fper5-1.fna&oh=3a8f71fb98c4eea554772a7071b13a86&oe=5D85E6DB

It's an older 2008 model, but  got it for a good price, however the truss rod needs some attention, and needs some new strings. This is the newer version, but has similar specs: https://maton.com.au/product/ems-12 (I don't know why Maton don't have an archive of older models)

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Richard 

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Re: NGD - Maton mini 12 string

What’s mini about it?     

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It's basically a travel guitar series; looked for a photo comparing it to the larger size guitars, but coudn't find one ... instead I found this pic of a 14 year old holding it, to try and give you an indication of the size of it:

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/aTGxFQXIsiM/mqdefault.jpg

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Very cool! I’m going to be in the market for a travel acoustic in the spring.     

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Nice find, Neo ... a beautiful looking guitar! The smaller body makes the head stock look larger than normal and the fret board wider than normal, almost like a lute. Looks like a cedar top and maple sides?     

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Tenement Funster wrote:

Nice find, Neo ... a beautiful looking guitar! The smaller body makes the head stock look larger than normal and the fret board wider than normal, almost like a lute. Looks like a cedar top and maple sides?

Thanks, I found these specs from 2006 (the guitar is a 2008 model, so I suspect similar):

Soundboard: "A" Grade Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides: Queensland Maple
Neck: Queensland Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood with dot inlays
Bridge: Rosewood
Headstock: Queensland Maple
Outer Binding: Black
Soundhole Rosette: Laser cut M logo design
Finish: Natural Satin
Machine Heads: Chrome Grover Rotomatic
Pickup System: AP4
Pickguard: Black with Gold "M"

https://matonmuseum.com.au/data/pdfs/Ma … de2006.pdf

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I must admit it's the first time I've ever heard of Maton. Although according to their web site they're well established. I'm sure you're going to have lots of fun     

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Very cool Neo - looks like a fun guitar. Happy NGD!     

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very nice looking guitar. sounds like a native Ozzy make?     

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Neo
i guess we`ll get to hear it soon when ``the smiling aussie``
does his next vid.
there are some lovely australian woods being used in guitars.     

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Re: NGD - Maton mini 12 string

keepitreal wrote:

I must admit it's the first time I've ever heard of Maton. Although according to their web site they're well established. I'm sure you're going to have lots of fun

Thanks - I believe they are selling them in the UK now: https://www.projectmusic.net/maton-guitars-1486-c.asp

topdown wrote:

Very cool Neo - looks like a fun guitar. Happy NGD!

Thanks - needs a small bit of work, but it sounds good!!

Phill Williams wrote:

very nice looking guitar. sounds like a native Ozzy make?

Yep, since 1946 - you'll see many Aussie artists using them, kind of a "national" guitar, although early on the Beatles used one or two, as per the video here: https://maton.com.au/page/maton-history

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maton

easybeat wrote:

Neo
i guess we`ll get to hear it soon when ``the smiling aussie`` does his next vid.
there are some lovely australian woods being used in guitars.

Yep, if I can wrangle it off the 4 year old, who (because it's perfectly his size) thinks it's his ... smile

Cheers all!

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Happy NGD. I've enjoyed playing around with my 12 string. At the most recent ChordieStock at Topdown's house, I borrowed his 12 string for Southern Cross and then played it pretty regularly for the next several days.     

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Baldguitardude wrote:

What’s mini about it?

Size comparison pic, between my small body EBG808CL and the Mini-Maton:

https://scontent.fper5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/64702424_10161830631710514_3014916219720433664_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ht=scontent.fper5-1.fna&oh=618480a6bc8039142301a6bc1ef4d83a&oe=5D820D11 

(hope the pic works!!)

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neophytte wrote:

if I can wrangle it off the 4 year old, who (because it's perfectly his size) thinks it's his ... smile

https://scontent.fper5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/64621819_10161829771165514_2530591707146223616_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent.fper5-1.fna&oh=ce602727160d2d9fa0dc5f2e0d5634fa&oe=5D7D4F38

Evidence ... !! 

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Zurf wrote:

Happy NGD. I've enjoyed playing around with my 12 string. At the most recent ChordieStock at Topdown's house, I borrowed his 12 string for Southern Cross and then played it pretty regularly for the next several days.

Thanks - 12's are fun to play, but I find you need to have the song to fit them ....

Cheers

Richard     

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That song is Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot.  :-)     

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Zurf wrote:

That song is Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot.  :-)

Noted.

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Or We Just Disagree by Dave Mason. Great 12 string song.     

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
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Zurf wrote:

That song is Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot.  :-)

https://youtu.be/8xdzvPuNW5o

Enjoy!!     

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That's cool!  Whats the tuning on it since its a short scale? or is just a smaller body?     

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S-U-N-Down Sundooooown.  S-U-N-Down Suuuuuuuundowown.  LOL!  Loved the mashup Neo.     

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beamer wrote:

That's cool!  Whats the tuning on it since its a short scale? or is just a smaller body?

It's normal tuning, just a smaller body - the acoustic sound is a bit thin, so I've got the pickup putting out it's sound ...

Cheers

Richard     

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Zurf wrote:

S-U-N-Down Sundooooown.  S-U-N-Down Suuuuuuuundowown.  LOL!  Loved the mashup Neo.

Thanks smile

Cheers

Richard     

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Richard - Love the sound of that Mic and the 12 string !  Very Nicely done!!!
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Re: NGD - Maton mini 12 string

wreck of the edmund  fitzgerald and copperhead road are great for the 12 also     

Music is a tribal experience, and it is about connection.  Figure out how to reach in and change their emotions. Learn how to put them in a mood. That’s what music is for.”-JH.
“..And remember, a song should contain only one story, or one message, told from a single point of view” - DG
Its the little mistakes that become great. and when it falls in place, the feeling is  indescribable.