EM325C review by Maton

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 8 (49 votes)
Maton: EM325C
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Price paid: $ 912

Purchased from: Allans Music

Sound — 10
Amazing sound. The salesman told me the EM325C was the "choice of professionals" and "the ultimate live guitar" and now I do not doubt him. A rich, and full sound (easily adjustable to individual settings) perfectly suited to what i wanted. Using it through a PA system, I often experience feedback and an unwanted change of volume, bass, etc is needed. Being an acoustic, the sounds are limited (to a certain extent) but its excellent sound makes upo for this.

Overall Impression — 10
This being the first 'good' guitar I've bought, i'm over the moon about it. If this were unfortunatley stolen I would definitley buy it again, although perhaps a different model.

Reliability & Durability — 8
This guitar definitley will withstand live playing and will last for years to come. The hardware will last as will the finish. The strap buttons are solid enough, and is a totally depenable guitar.

Features — 8
Made in 2000 22 Frets Maton's acclaimed AP5 pickup system. (Bass, Treble, Volume and Mid-range controls), powered by two AA batteries Rosewood Fingerboard, with Queensland Maple Mahogony for the body A lead came with it, but that was from the guitar shop I bought it from, and has nothing to do with Maton.

13 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Heritageboy
    I LOVE MY MATON!!! Mine is this same model but with a cedar face. Sounds great, looks great! It even smells nice! What more can you ask for? =)
    Aussie5468
    I got one of these as a "freebie" when I purchased a Martin D42K recently. Deal of the century or what??? I love this guitar, I've been playing it a lot more than the Martin lately. Perfect intonation, looks as good as it sounds...
    123-Trav
    lol that is ridiculous. Here, have a free 1500 dollar guitar! Wish i could get it for free
    smokin_joe
    To the reviewer, its noty mahogany for the back and sides (maton doesn't use mahogany) its Queensland walnut.
    cob1292
    great guitar i got one recently and its fantastic action was a bit high on mine
    moanaman
    This guitar is one of my closest friends. Me and Matey even go to the pub together.
    sam_galactic
    Yeh this guitar is a beast, sounds mad live (the AP5 is decent too) and when I record with it. Also it's made only suburb or two away from my place! lol Heritageboy it does smell great! It's the little things...
    Mookus101
    I have the same Maton its very impressive, it never lets me down and the sound is amazing. I love how the guitar has a darken sound, because of the Queensland Walnut. Over all its the Rolls Royce of all acoustic guitars.