Matt Bellamy of Muse Buys Majority Share of Manson Guitar Works

Manson Guitar Works of Devon, UK announced today that Muse frontman and long-time endorser Matt Bellamy will be taking over ownership of the firm.

According to a press release from the company, founder Hugh Manson will remain a consultant while moving into semi-retirement.

Manson MB-1 Santa 2.0 Matthew Bellamy Signature

About the acquisition, the press quotes Bellamy, “I’m excited to be taking ownership of Manson Guitar Works and developing its potential in the future. Having played Manson Guitars since I was able to co-design my first custom guitar, I have the best insight into the products.”

The announcement follows Manson's recent relocation to a new production facility in Ashburton, in line with recent growth and a series of new models from the brand.

While Bellamy's personal collection of Manson guitars are known for including all sorts of high-tech gizmos like onboard synths and controllers, the company also produces a growing range of more mainstream models, as well as an affordable entry line.

For more on Bellamy's history with Manson, check out this article on Reverb.

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