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Maton ECW 80 Heritage acoustic guitar

27 June 2014 | 5:15 pm | Reza Nasseri

Maton’s new ECW 80 Heritage goes back to the company’s roots.

Maton's new ECW 80 Heritage goes back to the company's roots, mixing the big bass of their '70s CW80s with today's technology. These guitars feature AA-grade spruce tops, sepele (mahogany) back and sides, a mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard that's amplified by their new AP5 Pro Pickup. The guitar plays, sounds and looks gorgeous in a honey-stained satin finish with a triple-white pinstripe binding and a retro Maton heritage logo. The neck is quite thin, with a medium depth and action suited to a wide range of styles, projecting a full, rich tone with an amazing depth of bass. Plugging in the new AP5 Pro pickup provides incredible versatility by combining an adjustable dynamic mic inside the body with a piezo pickup. The tiny circuitry of the preamp is housed on a single PCB that's free of electrolytic capacitors (known to introduce fuzz) and is mounted directly into the body, so it won't rattle over time.