Only 231 Leadermans (Leadermen?) were produced, starting in 1964 and ending in 1966.
Effectively a stripped-down version of the Maton Fyrbyrd, with 2 pickups instead of the Fyrbyrd's 3, and simplified (more practical!) switching, the Leaderman was available in Sunburst, Autumn Red and Jungle Green. Custom colours, such as this original black example, were available at a 5% cost premium. Click here to see a PDF by Maton Guitars which replicates the original sales flyer.
This guitar, serial number 316, is incredibly original and complete. It even has its original Maton leather strap! (see more pictures link below). The case is also original, and comes with the guitar.
Some play wear is evident to the body, especially at the rear, which we have photographed in detail. The original black finish has crazed over the last 40 years, giving this vintage guitar a wonderful and genuine patina.
Sound from the twin 'Magnametle' pickups is great - plenty of output and bite. Very usable, very collectable, very original and very rare.
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