From Maton -
“In 1958 company founder Bill May introduced the MS500 Mastersound series to the world. Played by some of the biggest names in the business including George Harrison, the guitar has been prized by many for its revolutionary design and extreme playability. The tradition continued today with the re-issue of the MS500 series, which has been extended to include the world class MS2000 carve top solid body that even Bill would be proud of today.
Classic shape, vintage tone. An incredibly versatile guitar suited to almost any sound or player. If it's classic vintage tone you want, or the big-bite cut through required for the loudest stages on today's live music circuit, the MS503 delivers.
Quandong (silkwood) body, Queensland maple set neck and pearl dots. The MS 503 Classic comes with a Maton Bad Boy pick in the bridge and a Maton Humbucker in the neck. Available in Maton's very own Retro finish, it is most definitely a classic.”
- Model: MS503 Classic
- Shape: Solid
- Body: Quandong
- Binding: White ABS
- Neck: Queensland Maple (Set Neck)
- Fingerboard: Indian rosewood
- Fingerboard Inlays: Pearl Dots
- Fret Size: Jumbo Jim Dunlop 6130
- Number of Frets: 22
- Machine Heads: Chrome Grover Rotomatic
- End Pin/Strap: Chrome
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Fingerboard Radius: 304.8mm (12")
- Nut Width: 42 mm
- Pickguard: Black/White
- Bridge Pickup: MBB2 (Maton Bad Boy)
- Neck Pickup: MHNO (Maton Humbucker)
- Controls: Vol 1. (Bridge), Vol 2. (Neck), Tone 1. (Master), Coil Tap Switch
- Finish Body: UV Gloss
- Finish Neck: Natural Satin
- Coil-Tappable Bridge pickup
- CTS pots
- Hard Case Included
It is worth noting that Maton ceased production of solid body guitars some years ago, and finding new examples of the MS500 series guitars has become difficult if not impossible. So we are fortunate to offer this MS 503 for sale. It has been looked after perfectly by its one owner, and is in pristine, as new condition.
This one also has a factory fitted Bigsby bridge as it was a custom order for the original retailer.
This MS 503C is a beautifully built guitar. High quality materials, exceptional workmanship, attention to detail in fit & finish, and a big bold sound with switching options plus the Bigsby for added versatility.
Comes in its Maton hard case in new condition.