Let’s face it, we all have our favorite toy that we’ve kept under our pillow, bottom of our school bag or in our parent’s garage since we were kids. Along with my Pocket People and Star Wars figurines, I play with these kind of ‘toys’ since I was a young lad too. Since I can make a living out of them, it’s ‘Mum Approved’! So, here is a quick word about my music gear and how much I love playing them everyday of my life.
PS. .. and there’s always room for another Fender, Gibson or a Martin in another garage always!
1. MATON-1991 Acoustic/Electric EM325c Guitar. Made in Melbourne Australia.
“I went to Melbourne, Australia when I was 19 yrs old, on a trip with my brother and my dad to visit family. Upon my request, my Uncle Gavan, drove me to the old location of Maton Guitar factory in Bayswater. It was there that I spotted this little beauty on the wall in the show room. I was drawn to ‘her’ the most. Once I got to play, I was hooked! I was told it was a one-off, as they were experimenting with the new finish and color! Even better! $1,100 well spent, which I saved up from playing live gigs and Graphics work that I did back then! This little beauty has sounded better and better with age. Sporting plenty of love marks to admire, there hasn’t been a day that goes by, that I haven’t picked her up to play! Maton has been played on hundreds of gigs, jam sessions, auditions, photoshoots and recordings with me!”
– Dean, Jul 20, 2014