MATRIARCH 8 STRING
True Temperament 8 String Matriarch
This is the Matriarch, named such as we believe it to be the mother of all super Strats. The theme of this guitar is a meeting of two worlds, the traditional looks of a Cello with the most modern technology available, such as the True Temperament fretting system. At the time of writing this, I believe we are currently the only UK Luthiers to offer True Temperament as an option.
The guitar features many Cello inspired features, such as the chambers and F holes, Spruce top and jet black Ebony fingerboard. A slim 5 Pc neck of Maple and Walnut provides a fast playing and stable neck. Also featuring is a custom Mother of Pearl inlay spanning the lower frets.
Hardware features include a Floyd Rose bridge, Gotoh’s top of the line 510 tuners and Seymour Duncan’s awesome Black Winter pickup set
This guitar was commissioned and customised by Vortigern, guitarist for the avant-
After the guitar was complete he had this to say about the results and about Manton Customs: "It was almost surreal to finally play a guitar with such accurate intonation everywhere on the fretboard. I would press a key on my keyboard and find the corresponding note on the guitar, and find a very pleasing-
Working with Manton Customs has been a positive experience from start to finish. Nothing was ever too much trouble and all my concerns at every step of the building process were answered by the kind of luthier that really knows his job. This guitar is the model I have waited for in the back of my mind for a very long time, and it is truly given me back the passion and inspiration that I need. I'm now looking forward to pushing myself as a musician to the next level with a truly reliable and greatly engineered instrument."
The build progress of this guitar can be viewed on our Facebook page
The build progress of this bass can be viewed on our Facebook page
Thick AAA Carved Spruce top
5 Pc Maple and Black Walnut Neck
Matching Spruce Head Plate
AAA Grade Ebony Fingerboard
Large Inlay Spanning Lower Frets
Floyd Rose Bridge
Seymour Duncan Black Winter Pickup Set
Gotoh 510 Tuners
Schaller Strap Locks
Please remember, any of our models can be specified with a different number of strings, scale length, frets, pickups or anything else for that matter! Also we offer the option for you to design your very own unique guitar or bass with your own body shape and specifications.
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