Finally! Manson Guitars is producing an official signature model for Matt Bellamy of Muse, and in terms of tricked-outedness this one is giving the Parker Adrian Belew model a run for its money.

The Manson MB-1 Standard is made in the UK. It includes a Manson-designed bridge humbucker, a Fernandes Sustainer in the neck, and a fixed bridge. Most interesting of all though is the optional MIDI control screen. Map it to your effects, your computer, whatever you like. Use it to activate whammy pitch effects, change the speed of modulation effects, whack it for rhythmic stutters, whatever you like. Awesome. Delivery is expected to start from summer 2009 and orders will be fulfilled on a first come, first served basis. There’s a minimum holding deposit of (gulp) £1000. Base price is £3299


Alder Body
Birds Eye Maple Neck
Rosewood Fingerboard
MBK-2 Bridge Humbucker
Fernandes Sustainer Humbucking Neck Pickup
Fixed Bridge
Gotoh 510 Machine Heads
Kill Switch
Volume, Tone
Sustainer On/Off Switch
Sustainer – Harmonic/Fundamental Switch
3-way Pickup Selector Switch
Manson Deluxe Logo Hard Case

Check out Guitar Noize’s post about this guitar too.

By the way, CLICK HERE for my ‘How To Sound Like Muse’ lesson from Mixdown magazine.