Posted 2002-08-03 11:53 PM (#220561 - in reply to #220559) Subject: Re: New member question about Matrix Model
Joined: August 2002 Posts: 2
Location: San Diego, CA
Matrix was made in the late 70s and early 80s. It had an aluminum neck with a rosewood fingerboard. There is a binding that goes around the body and then goes over the top of the guitar about 1\8th of an inch. The aluminum neck is covered with some brown composite material that doesn't get cold when the aluminum neck does. I kept mine in the radar room of a navy ship for 2 years and no matter what the temp it never got too hot or cold to handle and of course, it never warped. The advertisments said the bowl was made from laramold as opposed to larachord. I bought mine in 82 and it is still my favorite acoustic.
Posted 2002-08-04 7:32 AM (#220562 - in reply to #220559) Subject: Re: New member question about Matrix Model
Joined: February 2002 Posts: 5750
The rosewood board was a later variant & that neck I think became the neck of the early Ultra guitars. The first Matrix or Medallion models had an aluminium fingerboard with integral frets. This could not be re-fretted and the idea was that when the frets wore out the guitar would be returned to a service centre for a new neck. Good idea in theory.