Great Guitars Australia
1964 Vintage MATON
made Solidbody electric 2 p/u with tremelo. Stamford
Serial Number 1269
Called the PINK FLAMINGO, but this one is obviously a bright original
finish orange/red colour.
An unusual and rare model here differing from the earlier models as this
design has a lower treble horn
Earlier models do not have the treble horn.
This is very much a playable guitar with chimey 60's vintage tone. It has
original checked finish
( except the addition of a light coat of cream finish at the arm rest area )
Original tuners, pickups, three-way gear stick selector, controls and
The bridge has been updated to a more modern Schaller type for accurate
Very cool and quite an affordable entry for both players or someone wanting
to build their rare vintage Maton collection.
More details up soon.
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This Maton Flamingo is the later Stratocaster
shape not usually associated with Flamingo's.
This guitar has the original pickups switches and original pick guard. The
serial number indicates 1964-1965 build.
Along with it's big brother, The FyrByrd, the two models were the most
prolifically produced Maton electrics of the sixties
and as such hold a special place in the memories of Australian guitarists.
The white/red colour combination is quite striking . Although these
guitars represented probably the largest production volume of Maton electrics in
they are surprisingly hard to come by, particularly the first harsh cutaway
The love it or hate it body shape continued the Maton tradition of being
different and original along with the pioneering work in the use of Australian
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