MS500 HC

As you’d expect from its origins in the late ’50s, the MS500/HC exudes a retro vibe. Everything from the pickups and pickguard to the headstock with the original logo from 1946 is a nostalgic celebration of Matons heritage.

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A semi hollow-body guitar based on the MS500, the MS500/HC has a Queensland maple bolt-on neck with a rosewood fingerboard and a Queensland maple body with a Blackwood or Rock Maple tone cap. The pickups are Maton’s own design—a coil-tapped MVB1 in the bridge position and an MVS1 neck unit that has alnico magnets, a vintage styled 3 way chrome Rotary Selector Switch with settings of Cool, Mid-Way and Hi-Fi opens up the tonal possibilities.  Available in Wine Red Sunburst, and Natural finish. Also available as a twelve string


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Product Specifications

  • Tone Cap:

    Blackwood or Rock Maple

    • Binding:


      • Neck:

        Bolt on QLD Maple

        • Fingerboard:


          • Fingerboard Radius:

            12 inches

            • Fret Markers:

              Pearl Dots

              • Scale:


                • Fret Wire:

                  Jim Dunlop 6130

                  • Bridge:

                    Chrome Tailpiece & Bridge

                    • Finish:


                      • Machines:

                        Chrome Grover

                        • Bridge Pick Up:

                          MVB1 (Coil Tapped)
                          Magnets - Alnico 5 Poles
                          Coils - 2 x 7.5k

                          • Neck Pick Up:

                            Magnets - Alnico 5 Poles
                            Coil - 7.5k

                            • Controls:

                              Master Volume
                              Master Tone
                              Coil tap bridge pick up
                              3 way rotary selector switch

                              • Standard Colours:

                                Wine Red Sunburst

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