Wow, this is surprising. For years pretty much everyone has wanted a Matt Bellamy guitar but the cost of an authentic Manson like he uses it pretty dang high. So Matt and Manson have teamed up with Cort to launch the official Manson Matthew Bellamy Signature Guitar, based on the official MB1-S series and featuring a bunch of key specs such as pickups designed by the Manson Guitar Works team, discrete kill button, and that killer not-quite-Tele-like shape. Here’s the official press release:
Cort Launch Official Manson Matthew Bellamy Signature Guitar
– The first official Matthew Bellamy signature guitar to be distributed to a global audience
– Incredible price point for a signature model which incorporates bespoke design and components
– All design and development work completed and personally overseen by Manson Guitar Works
Matthew Bellamy, the lead guitarist in the rock band Muse, Manson Guitar Works and Cort are pleased to announce the launch of an all new signature guitar. After a productive period of research and development between the three parties, the new guitar will be based upon the official MB1-S series and features a newly designed pickup set from the Manson Guitar Works team together with a discrete kill button.
The new matt black finished guitar incorporates a sleek maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, a solid basswood body, special Manson designed bridge humbucker and true single coil neck pickup reflecting the layout of several of Bellamy’s stage and studio custom instruments. The kill button allows a wide range of guitar effects to be created by the player without resorting to outboard effects. The headstock design features Bellamy’s distinct signature together with the Cort logo. The rear of the neck has a gloss finish and Manson logo behind the headstock. With a UK retail of £499.00 the guitar will offer incredible value for money for all guitar players seeking a quality and unique shaped instrument.
The instrument will be unveiled at the NAMM show in January 2015. For more information please visit www.cortguitars.com/MBC1
Manson Guitar Works has been making custom guitars with over 30 years of experience and is known for its reputation for innovation and quality. They have worked closely with Matthew Bellamy for two decades and build his custom instruments for both studio and stage work.
Matthew Bellamy is the lead guitarist and vocalist of the British rock band Muse. Recognised as one of the best guitar players of his generation, Matthew and the two other members of Muse are currently recording their seventh studio album.
Cort, founded in 1960, are one of the largest guitar manufacturers in the world with a vast experience in building solid body and acoustic guitars.