More Man­sons…

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You can get a good flavour of the Man­son style with the Cort/Man­son­de­signed range that kicks off at £399 with the Clas­sic TC. Next up is the M-Jet (£469) with a 24-fret bolt-on neck and high-out­put twin hum­buck­ers.The key model is the Cort MBC-1 Matthew Bel­lamy Sig­na­ture (from £519), which gives a solid evo­ca­tion of the gui­tars played by Muse’s main­man with the ex­tended shoul­der body de­sign.This is avail­able in orig­i­nal Matt Black fin­ish and Red Sparkle.The MBC-1 takes cen­trestage in the Cort Mod Shop range (from £629),which pimps up the gui­tar to var­i­ous lev­els and specs, pro­vid­ing af­ford­able ver­sions of Matt’s in­stru­ments.The next level – the MA Clas­sic and MAEvo – are made in the Czech Repub­lic but, like the Mikey De­mus gui­tars,var­i­ous hard­ware and pick­ups (Bigs­bys and Man­son/Bare Knuckle pick­ups etc) are loaded in here in the UK. Prices start at £1,279. The E Se­ries (from £1,999) are also Czech-made but have a com­pletely dif­fer­ent body out­line with ex­tended horns and thru-neck con­struc­tion in 6and 7-string for­mats that hark back to Man­son de­signs of yes­ter­year.The Full Cus­tom level, from ap­prox­i­mately £3k, is where you can in­dulge your dreams.

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