Mattisson series II 6-string, fatboy
The model that actually started it all when Mattison decided to go business with our bass building in 1999.
Even though it’s quite simple in its layout, it took a lot of time and R&D to make every measure and every curve the way Mattison wanted it to look and most importantly to feel in your hands and towards your body for maximum playability and endurance. The neck has 24 frets and angled headstock as standard. Almost as common is the Series IIc. That is the Series II with Neck Through construction
The Zero fret as we do it, with some distance between the fret and the nut, gives you 3 advantages. You don´t have to adjust the height of the slots in the nut. You get the same kind of tone on an open string as on fretted. And because of the distance, you can bend the string easier even on the 1: st fret.
The medal on the back strengthens the headstock/neck junction, gives a place to engrave but mainly, Mattison like the way it looks 🙂