Hey basstap, greetings from Newcastle NSW!
Maton do indeed make great acoustic guitars, though I do prefer my Cole Clark over a Maton acoustic. I've played a few Matons over the years, I gigged a maton p bass for a few months back in the early 90's, it must have been 10 or 20 years old back then. I have to say I wasn't particularly impressed with its sound, feel or weight, though its owner thought it was amazing. There are a few guys over on ozbassforum who play them, I tried but just couldn't get into it.
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