VWA Meets / 2016

Meet#40 Tour of Maton Guitars Workshop


6 Clarice Rd
Box Hill 3128

There is a limit of 12 people max for this tour, so anyone interested will need to book a place by contacting Stephen Ziguras – at stephen@ecowooddesign.com.au.

Maton Guitars specialises in creating superbly crafted guitars from Australian timbers such as Blackwood, bunya, Queensland Maple, Queensland Walnut and now Satin Box. After being based in Bayswater for many years, the company relocated to a larger facility in Box Hill, in an attempt to satisfy the overwhelming demand for the handcrafted instruments. The new purpose built facility is four times the size of the old factory in Bayswater.

In the early 1940s, Melbourne jazz musician Bill May established a custom guitar manufacturing and repair business. This enterprise was so successful that Bill’s older brother, Reg joined him as a full time guitar maker in 1946 and the ‘Maton Musical Instruments Company’ was born.  Bill May pioneered the use of many Australian wood species in guitar construction and is regarded by many Australian luthiers as the founding father of their industry.

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Victorian Woodworkers Association (VWA)
Postal Address

42 Courtney St,
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
03 5776 2178

VWA Wood Design Centre and Workshop

5 Tyrone St,
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
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