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Guitarist - - Feature -

1 Man­son?

Hugh Man­son is one of the most ex­pe­ri­enced gui­tar mak­ers in the UK. His com­pany, Man­son Gui­tar Works, based in Dart­moor, cre­ates dream ma­chines for many big names. Skin­dred’s Mikey De­mus is their lat­est sig­na­ture artist.

2 Looks cheap for a UK hand­made…

That’s be­cause the body work and spray­ing is done in the Czech Repub­lic, then the hard­ware, pick­ups and any cus­tom-spec ‘mods’ are done by the Man­son team here in the UK.

3 I thought Man­son used Bare Knuckle pick­ups?

They do! How­ever, for these MD mod­els, as well as us­ing Sey­mour Dun­can clas­sics (a Hot Rails at the bridge and Pearly Gates at the neck on the MD-1), the MD-2 uses a new UK brand, Psy­chopaf Pick­ups. Psy­chopaf is an off-shoot of Man­son Gui­tar Works, if you like, with the pick­ups de­signed and wound by Si­mon Thorn. See page 106 for more.

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