Maton MS T-Byrd. Demo model. Guitar is brand new but has some superficial checking/cracking in the top layer of the finish and one “ding” on the lower bout. These issues are reflected in the price. The issues are ONLY in the finish, the guitar is otherwise brand new with no issues and plays perfectly.
“A respectfully re-engineered classic, resulting in an all-rounder that will especially appeal to the roots and country crowd” Steve Henderson, Guitarist Magazine. From John Butler to Joe Walsh, the MS-T-Byrd is a favourite amongst some of the finest players in the world.
First produced in 1958 as a response to a growing musical trend called rock ‘n’ roll, the Mastersounds soon found their way into the hands of local and international musicians (most notably, George Harrison, the Kinks and the Emmanuel brothers).
The T-Byrd represents yet another option for the musician searching for something a little different. T-style bridge and bridge pickup complemented by a T- style control plate with volume, tone and a 3-way. The front pickup is a Lollar “Charlie Christian” single coil.
The rock maple neck features a soft D profile and a tapered headstock The taper also creates a more even string tension across the set, improving the feel across the fretboard. The neck is rock maple neck with a separate maple board. The T-BYRD’s body, silver silkwood with a rock maple cap, is solid enough to handle the toughest road trip without being too heavy.
The MS T-Byrd is a time machine with a modern attitude.