Solid Australian Timbers, Solid Australian Tone. The new Maton SRS series of guitars is the culmination of years of development and fine-tuning by Maton's senior luthiers and production designers. The Solid Road Series features Tasmanian Blackwood or Queensland maple Back and Sides, A Grade Sitka Spruce Top, Scalloped Bracing, Queensland Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard and Bridge, The AP5 Pro Pickup System comes as standard, ensuring you have the very best in acoustic guitar pick up technology at your fingertips. The Maton Case is designed specifically for Maton guitars, we feel they offer the best protection for the instruments Maton create. The NEW Maton SRS808c incorporates solid Blackwood back and sides, a Western Red Cedar top and a soft cutaway. The SRS 808c is an absolutely beautiful little guitar and combines the warm, full tones of Blackwood with the top end sparkle of Cedar. A 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. Adjusted 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. The 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 expectation. SRS808C SPECS Model: SRS808C Body Shape: 808 W/Cutaway Soundboard: "A" Grade Western Red Cedar Rosette: Sapele Ring Bracing: Scalloped Maton X Soundhole Diameter: 95mm Back and Sides: Blackwood Outer Binding: Black Inner Binding: None Neck: Queensland Maple Scale Length: 64.77cm (25.5") Headstock Veneer: Sapele/Standard Fingerboard & Bridge: Indian Rosewood Fretwire: Dunlop 6260 Number of Frets: 21 Fingerboard Radius: 304.8mm (12") Nut Width: 44.1mm (1.736" - 1 47/64") 14th Fret: Width 55mm (2.165" - 2 11/64") Fingerboard Inlays: 6mm Pearl Dots Back & Sides Finish: Satin/Natural Top Finish: Satin/Natural Bridge Pins: Ivory ABS Machine Heads: Chrome Grover Rotomatic Pickguard: Tortoiseshell With Gold M End Pin/Strap: Chrome Nut & Saddle: Bone Case: Standard Maton Hardcase Pickup: AP5 PRO Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53.