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Matt Proctor designs and hand builds a limited number of electric guitars each year in his Portland, Oregon workshop. Innovative shapes and finishes set M-tones apart from the electric herd. Matt trained as a sculptor and spent over 15 years making large-scale works out of steel, wood, and cast metals before turning his attention to guitar design.

Features of M-tone Guitars

  • No two guitars are exactly alike: built by hand from lumber selection to final setup
  • Every neck is hand carved until it feels exactly right
  • Perfectly balanced, innovative body shapes with compound curve cutaways
  • One-of-a-kind finishes in environmentally agreeable water-based lacquer
  • 16-gauge steel pickguards individually surfaced to complement the finish of each guitar
  • Strategically laid out aluminum position markers placed where your eye travels naturally
  • Jackbite™ shape shelters the input jack and works equally well with straight or angled plugs
  • Top notch electronics and hardware sourced from small US companies
  • Real materials = real tone: wood, steel, brass and bone, but no plastic
  • M-tones have super long sustain and are very punchy and articulate with great note separation. Clean or driven hard, they always deliver.

Matt builds guitars from a No Robots No Plastic perspective: “I like doing all the work on every guitar myself, and I think I should be the smartest thing working in my shop. There are no computers or robots helping out with any of the building. I use steel whenever possible because it sounds, looks and feels better than plastic. Steel is loaded with personality. From rusty red to dark black, every surface is different and always evolving. The more you sweat and beat on a steel pickguard, the better it looks.”

M-tone Counterpunch in Seafoam Green Paisley Fade

This M-tone Counterpunch has an Alder body, handcarved Maple neck, a steel pickguard that’s been lightly acid etched, Lollar Imperial humbuckers, an amazing Seafoam Green Paisley Fade finish. Body Wood: […]

Preowned M-tone Counterpunch Black & Grey Metallic

This preowned M-tone Counterpunch has a Honduras Mahogany body, steel pickguard, Lollar Imperials humbuckers, and a killer Black & Grey Metallic finish. Neck is a handcarved Flame Goncalo Alves with […]

M-tone Counterpunch in Cream Paisley over VW Blue

This M-tone Counterpunch has an Alder body, handcarved Maple neck with Macassar Ebony fretboard, a steel pickguard mounted with three Lollar Firebird pickups, an amazing Cream Paisley over old VW […]

M-tone Guitars TKO #2 in Black Paisley Over Nicotine White Burst

M-tone TKO Everything you’ve come to expect from an M-tone guitar is now available in this much-loved iconic shape. This classic single-cut first saw the light of day in 1949. […]

M-tone Guitars TKO #1 in Black Paisley Over Seafoam

M-tone TKO Everything you’ve come to expect from an M-tone guitar is now available in this much-loved iconic shape. This classic single-cut first saw the light of day in 1949. […]

M-tone Counterpunch with One-Piece Quilted Maple Top

This killer sounding Counterpunch has a one-piece Quilted Maple top over a Honduran Mahogany body, a flamed Goncalo Alves neck with Asian Rosewood fingerboard, Imperial Lollar Pickups and a wonderfully […]

M-tone Counterpunch Orangeburst

This M-tone Counterpunch has a Honduras mahogany body, steel pickguard, Lollar Imperial humbuckers, and an amazing finish that Matt is known for. Topped off with a handcarved Birdeye Maple neck […]

M-tone Counterpunch Thinline with One-Piece Maple Top

This M-tone Counterpunch Thinline has a Mahogany body, one-piece Flame Maple top, steel pickguard, Lollar Imperial and El Rayo humbuckers, and a beautiful Sunset Burst finish. Neck is a handcarved […]

M-tone Flatiron Custom

M-tone Flatiron Custom #0512-34 This is a sweet new one-of-a-kind custom shape M-tone Flatiron. It has a semi-hollow reclaimed fir body with a 16 gauge steel top. The fir was […]

M-tone Blue Sputnik Slipstream NAMM/Premier Guitar Magazine

M-tone Blue/Copper Burst Slipstream #1011-26 This is the first Slipstream built, featured in the April 2012 issue of Premier Guitar Magazine, and was also the NAMM 2012 Editors’ Picks: Day […]

M-tone Slipstream Green/Copper Burst

M-tone Green/Copper Burst Slipstream #0312-31 The Green/Copper Burst Slipstream has two Lollar P-90 pickups giving it a really big, rich sound that can go from a real jazzy thing to […]