The latest Manson Guitar Works MB-1 Blanta Edition Matt Bellamy signature model is a blacked-out take on the sparkling Red Santa model and now comes in a sleek dark finish.
Manson MB-1 Blanta Edition
As ever the new Manson MB-1 Blanta Edition is a pretty amazing-looking guitar and features a host of Matt Bellamy‘s trademark specifications and custom specifications.
The guitars come in that super stealth-looking black sparkle finish with matching black hardware throughout. They will be available for a limited time and will attract a lot of attention from fans of Muse and Matt Bellamy.
V1 & V2
Key specifications include a two-piece alder body with a highly figured 3A Birdseye maple neck and an ebony fretboard.
The neck has the MB Soft “V” neck shape and a 12″-16″ compound radius. Plus there is a V2 model with a roasted 5A flame maple neck.
Pickups on this model are the PF-1 Matthew Bellamy Signature bridge humbucker, plus a Sustainiac Stealth PRO in the neck position. The bridge has a coil tap on the PF-1 for cleaner, single-coil sounds via the pull of the tone knob control.
Hardware includes a Gotoh GTC-102 bridge, a set of Gotoh 510 tuners, and Manson’s X/Y MIDI Controller embedded in the body behind the bridge.
The guitar ships in a Manson-branded Hiscox hard case.
These high-end UK-built guitars are at the top of their game and will no doubt sell out quickly, as Bellamy has a huge following. Plus, the Manson Guitar Works team are some of the best builders in the world, with a huge pro client list. I’d expect the best quality from these and they will no doubt be stunning instruments.
MSRP – MB-1 Blanta Edition V1 GBP 4650 and MB-1 Blanta Edition V2 GBP 4999
If your budget can’t quite stretch to one of the MB-1 Blanta models, then the Cort MBM-2P * is a good bet for well under the price. They are based on Matt’s guitar and are also a great platform to modify and make your own.
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