The Musician MC200 is the “little sister” of the MC300 and was the more affordable model of the Musician Series introduced in 1978.
There also was a cheap MC100 model with a bolt-on neck construction, but to be honest, I wouldn’t call it a real Musician. Just my 2 cents.
Construction-wise, the MC200 almost had the same features as the MC300. It just had a Chrome/Nickle finish instead of Gold plated hardware and it lacked the two Tri-Sound-Switches.
Pickups and wiring harness were the same.
I bought this MC200 in May 2014 for a killer price (together with a Roland Mini Cube which I still own). It was in really good shape, not far from mint and had a beautiful grain. The previous owner put on some brass control knobs (can be seen on one of the pics in the gallery below) which I replaced with period correct Sure Grip I knobs.
But since I already had a MC500 and three MC300s, I’d let her go some months later.
But nevertheless, the MC200 is a great guitar, great sound, sustain for days and perfect playbility – Ibanez at its best.
Meanwhile asking prices for MC200s are the same or even higher as the ones from MC300s ten years ago.