Maton Guitars

Iconic Melbourne Guitar Maker Grows With Help From $100,000 Grant

Australia’s most iconic guitar manufacturer is set to create jobs and boost its business thanks to a $100,000 grant from the the state of Victoria’s Labor Government Future Industries Manufacturing Program.

The Government’s support will help expand the company’s timber machining capability and significantly improve production and the tone consistency of its high-quality instruments.

Maton hopes to increase annual production to 10,000 guitars in the next three to five years – with 50 per cent earmarked for export. Maton currently exports 35 per cent of its guitars to Asia, North America and Europe.

The company have manufactured guitars in Melbourne for over 70 years and the family-owned business will create 10 jobs thanks to the Labor Government’s support.

Played by renowned artists including Keith Urban, Vance Joy, Paul Kelly and Tommy Emmanuel, Maton guitars have also been used by Elvis Presley, George Harrison and Keith Richards in live concerts and recording sessions – including the opening riff for The Rolling Stones’ Gimme Shelter.

From a small backyard workshop started in 1946 Maton Guitars has grown into a truly great Australian success story. Currently Maton employs 60 people and remains 100 per cent family owned and operated.

Maton specialises in creating superbly crafted guitars from Australian timbers such as Blackwood, bunya, Queensland Maple, Queensland Walnut and now Satin Box.

For more info on Maton Guitars please visit https://maton.com.au/

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