In many ways, Maton is Australia’s Martin. The company 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. They use largely native tone-woods that offer distinct and exotic flavors. Their 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.