Maton Mastersound MS500 Electric Guitar Review
This is the Maton Mastersound MS500 electric guitar. It’s made in Melbourne, Australia and features a really unique look, design, and tonal options.
The Maton Mastersound MS500 features two pickups. The neck pick is actually a single coil pickup even though it looks like the size of a regular humbucker. This neck pickup is a vintage voiced single coil so it’s not a hot pickup. It’s kind of similar to how a 52 telecaster neck pickup would be wired. It’s clean, warm, and doesn’t have a lot of guts or extended high end. While it still does have top end, it’s not the brightest pickup I have ever heard. Adjusting the height of the pickup has helped the top end since filming this video.
The bridge pickup is where the magic is at. The bridge pickup features a split coil system so you can run it in either single coil or humbucker mode. Humbucker mode is by far my favorite mode on this guitar but overall it just rocks. If you are on both pickups using single coil mode it’s actually a buzz free option which is great.
The Maton Mastersound MS500 has a magical neck! I love how the neck feels in my hand. It’s around the same depth as my 52 reissue telecaster which I love but it feels unique as well. The body of the guitar reminds me of a Les Paul but it’s not quite as thick. The overall finish on the body also looks great. Overall I am very impressed with this Australian made guitar. It won’t replace anything in my collection but it stands on it’s own feet as something unique and interesting.