70 Years In The Making: The Music That Maton Made

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70 Years In The Making: The Music That Maton Made


It was 1946 when Bill May built the company’s first ever guitar in his Melbourne garage, it wasn’t long until his brand of instrument was in the hands of Elvis Presley on stage and in his films. Then Keith Richards used it to write the generation defining ‘Gimme Shelter’.


A unique and richly rewarding story, the history of Maton guitars is captured in The Music That Maton Made. A book for not just guitar enthusiasts, it recounts the story of a family’s legacy and the impact they’ve had on the history of contemporary music.


Taking 10 years worth of research including interviews with a diverse range of musicians including Paul Kelly, Josh Homme, Daniel Johns and the Wiggles, this book is rich with content. Coinciding with Maton’s 70th anniversary, it is a fitting tribute to a family enterprise that enriched the world.    


For more details, head to maton.com.au.