Maton Guitars in many ways, is Australia’s Martin. Maton Guitars was started in 1946 and remains family owned and operated. Their instruments are quite distinct from their American counterparts, however, typically sounding drier and more lively. Maton Guitars use largely native tone-woods that offer distinct and exotic flavors. Maton's staggeringly precise, proprietary pickup system is part of the package, too. A Maton guitar is like a finely tuned drum plugged into a JCM800. They bring the thunder.