MS502 Mastersound Review

manufacturer: Maton date: 03/22/2004 category: Electric Guitars
Maton: MS502 Mastersound
Silkwood, Qld Maple or Bunya Body. Queensland Maple Neck. Rosewood Fingerboard. Dot Inlays. Chrome Grover Deluxe Machines. Two Volume, Single Tone, Coil Tap Switch 3 way rotary selector switch. 24.5 inches Scale.
 Sound: 10
 Overall Impression: 10
 Reliability & Durability: 10
 Action, Fit & Finish: 10
 Features: 8
 Overall rating:
 9.1 
 Reviewer rating:
 9.6 
 Users rating:
 8.5 
 Votes:
 11 
review (1) 1 comment vote for this gear:
overall: 9.6
MS502 Mastersound Reviewed by: Bluey, on march 22, 2004
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Price paid: $ 760

Purchased from: Syndal Music

Features: Made in early 2003, Australia. 22 frets with 2 tone knobs and 1 volume with a 3 way selector Switch. 2 Humbuckers (good quality, no replacing here). Think of the mastersound as a Les Paul but with double cut away and not as gay looking as the double cutaway lespauls. The amount of different styles you can rip out from these features are perfect for rock, heavy, pop and punk. JUst ask all the australians who own em and the rock stars out there who use them, Josh Homme from QOTSA, Brody from the Distillers and many aussie bands. (though model types vary, they are very similar). One fault is the learning curve of what does what and what sounds good. // 8

Sound: you have to hear it to believe it, great sustain, beautiful sounds, not to bright and not too dull. Thats all I can say about that. // 10

Action, Fit & Finish: Everything on this guitar were perfectly fine except for the input jack that kept geting loose but was easily fixed with a simply screw driver. // 10

Reliability & Durability: I have gigged with it and no problems on reliability. I am quite reckless guitarist and have dropped this baby on stage while rampaging about and picked it up and continued playing with only the b string going out of tune, I was like "wow". // 10

Overall Impression: This guitar is pretty much the jack of all trades of guitars. This baby can play anything I want it to with only a few little fiddles with the tones and switching between pick ups. If it was stolen I would hunt down the motherfuka who stole it and beat the shit out of him with it and then rip into a solo to show him that this guitar is special and I'm not letting anyone else have it. But I would definitely replace it if I couldn't find the thief. This was the third guitar I had owned and it is still my favourite. I have been playing 5 years now and have played alot of different guitars from prs, to Gibson (which are alot like the Maton sound) to Fender to ESP but this baby is the shit. Just one fault of it is the steep learning curve for all the features and getting it to sound the way you want it to. // 10

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