Bought it for gigs but have switched back to my Martin, only owned for 3 month
Maton SRS808 incorporates solid Blackwood back and sides and a Western
Red Cedar top. The SRS808 is an absolutely beautiful little guitar and
combines the warm, full tones of Blackwood with the top end sparkle of
forward shifting of the X braces and the shifting of scallop peaks to
nodal points around the soundboard help to enhance the vibration of the
top. The shifting of the X braces also allowed the inclusion of a
second, parallel tone bar which allows the scalloping of both tone bars,
and spreads the load while reducing mass.
bracing heights as well as a locked15 foot radius for the arch of the
back, gave us the plate resonance separation we were looking for between
top and back.
We now have the full, open, lower frequency response we were looking for as well as a crisp, well defined treble response.
new 808 series sounds a whole lot bigger than a small bodied guitar
should. We were hoping the end of this journey would produce a guitar
that amazes the player at first strum, then continues to impress as each
aspect of the sound of the guitar meets and surpasses the player’s