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"You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room." Dr. Seuss

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Re: GG-101 • Justin's Mini Maton Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2009, 04:02:51 pm »
When are you planning on releasing that album? The piece you played in Nashville tuning sounded amazing I would love to hear more stuff like that.

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Re: GG-101 • Justin's Mini Maton Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2009, 10:33:27 pm »
I would also like to know when your CD is coming out.
I also hope the song you played becomes a lesson. I will even donate. (:

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Re: GG-101 • Justin's Mini Maton Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2009, 01:42:07 pm »
Hey Justin,
Thanks for all the Reviews on your Maton Guitars (unfortunately - they have given me a taste for guitars that my wallet cant live up to  :D ).
Have only been learning the Guitar for about 6-8 months now & your lessons have been absolutely invaluable. Is there any possibility of making your DVD courses available Via Itunes?? Would happily buy the lot of them.

Just today I RCVD my first ever Maton Guitar. I picked up a 1 month old Mini Maton Via E-Bay (not a mark on it, not sure why the guy was selling it & don't really care ) It is a great little guitar & sounds Awesome plugged or unplugged. Plus its a great size for my kids to play. I was really struggling to find a 3/4 guitar that didn't sound like Crap & they were getting disheartened because as I was trying to teach them chords their little guitar just didn't sound like my full size acoustic & they would give up. Today they played & had smiles on their faces. (to anyone out there considering one of these guitars - don't let my comments make you think that these are "Kids Guitars" I actually prefer the sound of this Mini Maton to my full size guitar.)

Any way keep up the good work & again - thanks for all the time you put into the site & helping us out. It's a Bonza Beauty  ;D

Matt

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Re: GG-101 • Justin's Mini Maton Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2009, 12:17:52 pm »
Hey, I was thinking of getting a Mini Maton because it looks easy to carry about. Just wanted to know if it's and good for finger picking, or if that's difficult due to the size of the guitar?

Thanks

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Re: GG-101 • Justin's Mini Maton Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2009, 01:39:19 pm »
Tobaiy I luuuuurve my MM - I have the Diesel Special with the AA Spruce top - but now I'm just bragging :)

To answer your question I find it easier to play fingerstyle on the MM than my other guitars - the smaller scale size (it has only 19 frets) makes chords easier to form and notes easier to sound. When I get frustrated trying to get a piece right on my dreadnought size Messiah I pull out the MM and it restores my confidence. The only thing that took me a little while to get the hang of is the headstock is really tight for space at the nut so playing something like an E Major chord you feel your thumb and index finger up against the headstock - no big deal - I just found it a bit odd at first.

As much as I love my MM - you might also want to consider the Maton EBG808 (I have the TE model) it is more a concert size and apart from the AP5 Mic system (which sounds absolutely awesome plugged) it is THE most comfortable shaped/sized guitar I've ever played on my knee and unplugged it has a little more oomph than the MM.

Mrs Bootstrap always rather unkindly reckons that when I play the MM it looks like a "pimple on a pumpkin".

As for portability - if that is the major criterion then the MM is the way to go but the the 808 is also significantly smaller than a dreadnought.

To sum up - if portability is the most improtant thing then the MM is the way to go. If comfort, playability and sound have currency then consider the 808 (don't get me wrong though the MM more than holds its own in these things) - or buy both :D

For the best price and great customer service google Hans Music Spot in Croydon Victoria AU - send Peter Mayer an email asking for his best price. NB I have no financial interest in this business - I'm just an extremely satisfied customer. NB no 2 - Just because he might not advertise something on the the website doesn't mean he cant get it - the shop actually isn't very far from the Maton factory and Peter goes down personally to select the best available from the factory stock.

You wont regret it.

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Re: GG-101 • Justin's Mini Maton Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2009, 09:10:06 am »
Hi  I mainly play electric (metallica fan) but i am finding it difficult doing the Justin training  with a KH202 and also want to diversify my playing as it gets a bit much just playing heavy metal and the like, I actually have quite a varied taste in music anyway. I was wondering if the Mini Maton would be good enough to use as my only acoustic guitar Id like a full size version but haven't got that kind of money (well at least that's what the Mrs says) or whether to buy a cheaper full size. ( I hope this makes sense)
Thanks for any help and THANKYOU Justin I was finding it really hard to learn until I found your site even with private teachers, keep up the good work and good luck with the album.

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Re: GG-101 • Justin's Mini Maton Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2012, 09:57:00 am »
Would the Mini Maton be a good guitar for a beginner. I would use it with the beginners course book.

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Re: GG-101 • Justin's Mini Maton Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2012, 10:59:37 am »
Just my own point of view: it's a good idea to get a decent guitar as a beginner, it makes life easier for you. But the Matons are pretty expensive guitar, and to spend that kind of money before you really know what you're looking for in a guitar, I find a little out there. You can get really good to great entry-level acoustics for $250-$500. From there on out, it's mostly about tone. So I'd rather buy a less expensive guitar now, and once you know what you want (e.g. tone, nut width, neck shape, frets, strings spacing, etc.) you can upgrade. Because those questions only you can answer, but probably not just yet ;)

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Re: GG-101 • Justin's Mini Maton Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2012, 06:55:58 am »
I am not going to buy a this guitar. I am able to borrow a Mini Maton. I just am not sure if this is a good guitar to learn on as it is not a full size guitar.

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Re: GG-101 • Justin's Mini Maton Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2012, 07:38:44 am »
Some people find it easier to learn on a smaller body guitar. But in the end, you'll have to decide that. With modern acoustic guitars (vintage can be a different thing), there's not really such a thing as "good for learning". When people say that, they're usually referring to the price tag. But it's not like a Martin D-45 would be unsuited for beginners or more difficult to play, it's simply very expensive, that's all. The only thing to watch out for with small body guitars (but actually not just with those) is the nut width, since some have very narrow necks. But afaik the Maton Mini actually has a slightly wider neck, which would make it easier in the beginning.

So go, check it out, and if you feel comfortable with it, it's a good choice.

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Re: GG-101 • Justin's Mini Maton Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2012, 05:24:45 pm »
I am not going to buy a this guitar. I am able to borrow a Mini Maton. I just am not sure if this is a good guitar to learn on as it is not a full size guitar.

If you are just borrowing the guitar there's no money out of your pocket so go for it.

There is really no set rule for a full size guitar. Most Martin Dreds have a 25.4in scale and most
Gibson Dreds have a 24.75in and the body on a J45 is small than on a D28 and the and the
Grand Auditorium guitar is a completely different shape and size that a dred and they are all
considered full size guitars. The Mini Maton would be classified as a parlor size guitar with a
shorter scale but still a good guitar to learn on.

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Re: GG-101 • Justin's Mini Maton Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2012, 11:29:00 pm »
Thanks for all the information. Looks like I'm going with the mini maton.

Cheers

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Re: GG-101 • Justin's Mini Maton Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2013, 11:35:37 am »
 :D I too have a diesel mini matin. I received my custom model (12stg width neck, ebony fingerboard and bridge) at easter. The tone is wonderful. I am gettig to understand its way of speaking/tone. Very enjoyable journey, I play it most nights.

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Re: GG-101 • Justin's Mini Maton Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2013, 10:19:27 am »
Hello people! What's the awesome song Justin plays on his mini maton Review? Is it finished? 

 

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