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The man who makes the guitars that make the music

The man who makes the guitars that make the music

Lovers of the guitar are in for a treat when head of the Custom shop for Maton, Andy Allen, talks about what goes in to making an instrument. Andy is the builder of dreams, spending his days making the perfect guitar to order!

He spoke briefly with The Echo – while making a guitar of course!

Maton-Andy-Allen-02-Andy, why do you think Maton has stayed at the top of its game?

By keeping an eye on trends and trying to stay one step ahead.

What is essential do you think in creating a guitar that best suits a player?

Each player is different, so it’s about the tone they’re after and the feel.

How long does it take you to make a guitar?

Approximately 50 hours.

How long have you been making guitars?

I’ve been 21 years with Maton.

What made you start making guitars?

The love of playing led to the desire to build.

Do you think making guitars has influenced the way you play? 

It has made different the way I hear tones.

What will you be sharing in your presentation in Byron?

I will be telling the story of how I came to Maton, up until today, and the process of building a guitar.

Q&A on Thursday 7pm, Double Bassment Studio, 144 Jonson St, Byron.


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