Manson Guitar Works is an internationally respected custom guitar builder in the U.K. that has been working with Matthew Bellamy for over two decades. Founded by highly respected luthier Hugh Manson and CEO Adrian Ashton, the company has built instruments for a wide range of global superstars.
The MBM-1 features a discrete kill button allowing you to creatively expand the wide range of sounds already available.
The MBM-1 is equipped with locking tuners.
These die-cast tuners assure stage-ready tuning stability.
The MBM-1 is equipped with pickups developed by Manson Guitar Works especially for this guitar. The versatile setup includes fully voiced humbuckers in the neck and bridge positions reflecting the layout of several of Bellamy’s stage and studio custom instruments.
The Manson neck profile and shape has consistently received praise around the globe in many five star reviews. To maintain that competitive edge the new MBM-1 features the Manson soft V profile with a satin finish to give an immediate played-in feel. It’s the reason we refer to it as Meta Series; what has gone before was of excellence, but our philosophy is to transcend to a better product whilst referencing everything that existed before.
The controls on the MBM-1 are simple while versatile. There is a single volume control, master tone and a three way switch. This controls the 2 humbucker pickup combination. It all works together with the kill button and the overall instrument design to give you a highly creative and great sounding instrument.
- Body wood: Basswood
- Construction: Bolt-on
- Finish: Starlight Silver
- Neck wood: Hard Maple
- Fingerboard: Indian Laurel
- Width at nut: 43mm
- Width at last fret: 56mm
- Thickness at 1st: 21mm
- Thickness at 12th: 23mm
- Radius: Compound radius
- Scale: 25.5”
- Frets: 22
- Neck Pickup: Manson Humbucker(N)
- Bridge Pickup: Manson Humbucker(B)
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-way Pickup Selector, and Kill Button
- Tuners: Staggered Height Locking Machineheads
- Bridge: Fully Adjustable Bridge and Tailpiece
- Hardware Finish: Chrome
- Headstock: Matching Starlight Silver with Matthew Bellamy Signature
- Strings: D’Addario