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Maton Sapphire Deluxe – 1969


Arguably the most refined version of Maton’s various 1960s ‘Slenderline’ models, this Maton Sapphire Deluxe has serial number on the interior label reading 525 (1169) indicating a build date of November 1969.  This is a well-cared-for example, with minimal playing wear for its age.  The single-bound, figured cherry-red Maple body looks and feels great, while the Mahogany neck and 9.5 radius fretboard are all in very good original condition, with frets at 90%. Pickups, electronics, knobs (including Master Vol on the treble bout) and switchgear  are all original and correct.  At some point tuners were replaced with German-made Schallers as shown.  The tremolo system is original, however the tremolo arm was missing and we have recently fitted a suitably correct replacement arm.  This fine guitar plays as well as it looks and is matched perfectly with its original plush lined Stamford case.  We can’t recall seeing a nicer example in recent years.

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  • Brand: Maton
  • Model: Sapphire Deluxe
  • Serial No: 525 (1169)
  • Finish: Cherry Red
  • Original Finish: Yes
  • Original Parts: Yes, except tuners changed
  • Made In Year: 1969
  • Body Material: Maple
  • Neck/Fret board: Mahogany/Rosewood
  • Radius: 9.5″
  • Weight: 3.25kg (7.2lbs)
  • Scale Length: 25″
  • Nut Width:1-11/16″
  • Neck Profile: Medium C
  • Case: Original pink-lined Stamford
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Notes: Rare to find in such nice condition with original case.