Maton MS T-Byrd, made in Melbourne 2012, distressed white. This is both rare and awesome. Maton's Mastersound shape dates way back to 1958, this adds a big twist of 'tele' to the Australian classic. If there was one fairly common criticism of the standard Maton electric models like the MS500, it's that they can sound a bit 'muddy'; not so in this case. The 25.5" scale, brass saddled ashtray bridge, rock maple neck and board and Lollar pickups inject a heap of brightness into the round, warm tone of a Mastersound. The Lollar pickups are magical: heaps of body, clarity, dynamics... the tone is fat, bright and warm. The neck is fairly chunky, you can really feel how rigid and light the rock maple is. These used to fetch over $2k new, but like Maton electric models, they're out of production currently. Bag yourself a killer!
Model: Maton MS T-Byrd
Made: Melbourne Australia, 2012 (Serial 0061)
Finish: distressed semi-transparent white
Body: semi-hollow quandong, rock maple cap
Neck: rock maple neck and board, C-style profile
Neck pickup: Lollar Charlie Christian
Bridge pickup: Lollar T-Series
Case: original Maton branded Hiscox case, awesome quality, few scuffs etc but good condition
Cosmetic condition notes: Minor cosmetic wear. There's a handful of minor dimples on the body but nothing noticeable; a couple behind the bridge and a couple on the back. Chrome parts are in good condition. Guard has some minor play-wear but is sitting flush and looks fine. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. The frets are in good shape, there's very little wear, 9/10. Fresh, clean and ready to go!