Melbourne has long been regarded as one of world’s great music capitals. However, recent global events have had a significant impact on our live music industry. It’s now more important than ever before to get out and support our much-loved live music venues, the artists and the wider music community. To celebrate and support our live music scene, a one-of-a-kind electric guitar has been created by local manufacturer Maton guitars, made from timber taken from four of Melbourne’s most iconic live music venues – The Tote, The Espy, The Corner Hotel and Cherry Bar.
The Maton MM3000 is modelled on Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme’s BB1200 JH signature model. The guitar and its story is celebrated in ‘Made From Melbourne’, a documentary exploring live music and the fight to keep it alive in Melbourne – told by artists, industry figures and our passionate live music community. Watch the documentary on Channel Nine on Saturday 24th at 10pm, or 9NOW from the 25th April onwards.
The guitar, announced during Maton’s 75th year of production, was commissioned as part of Support Act and Mushroom Group’s upcoming Made From Melbourne project, which was originally spruiked by the late Michael Gudinski as a means of raising funds for the local scene to assist in their post-pandemic financial recovery.
Find out more about the guitar and the documentary at madefrommelbourne.com.au
Donate to Support Act to help deliver crisis relief services to Australian artists at https://supportact.org.au/