#1
Hi everyone,

Came across a Maton ms500 for cheap.

I've been wanting a guitar with single coils for a long time. This has coil splitting, will it achieve a tone simliar to a strat? Want to achieve tones like John Mayer, Mike McCready, Eric Clapton. I know it won't be exact, but will it get close? Running it straight into a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe with a custom treble booster.
Fender USA Standard Stratocaster
PRS SE Custom
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
Tonerider British Distortion
Tonerider American Overdrive
Boss DD7
Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker
Treble Booster.
#2
The Maton pretty similar to an LP in terms of body, i.e. giant hunk of mahogany. That plus the fact that coil split buckers won't sound that much like singles means you won't really get that strat tone out of it.

It'll still sound pretty nice, regardless
Fender Highway 1 Strat
Agile Septor Pro 725

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
Axe-Fx Ultra

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