One off dream machines created for stock by Hugh Manson. Sometimes they magically appear without warning, sometimes suggested by the Works team - always mind blowing.
Manson Works #002 is a great example of our Cracked Mirror art. This Works instrument started life from a cracked mirror top body on a single piece of ash. Component-less, we soon got a custom request and halted the Works project to convert it to a full custom including single coil sustainer, MBK-2 pickup and our classic profile neck. SOLD. Next crack mirror start date Nov 2011 - please mail!
Manson Works #010
NEW! Our latest MA Works custom electric guitar is a blend of luthier experience to create a lightweight wooden body that is then wrapped in hi-tech material for a thoroughly modern appearance. Vintage X-Nickel hardware plus a pair of Manson MBK pickups completes the contemporary vibe.
Fusing MGW creativity with drop-tuning is the theme for Works #009. Taking our ali topped MA series instruments as the inspiration, but coming up with another unique finish, then adding a Baritone neck and B-B tuning you can relive the spaghetti western sounds of the 50s or the drop tune thrash sounds of the new millenium.
Manson Works #003 is a neat twist on Works #001 with an aluminium swirl top, aluminium back and sides but with satin black edge binding, and a lighter swirl effect with a lacquered finish. These small tweaks give a suitably alternative vibe to Works #001. A unique 'sandwich' construction in the body department adds a new dimension to the tone. SOLD!
Manson Works 001 is a great example of our custom work at its purest and finest. It gets the title 001 for being the first instrument produced to showcase what the new Manson Guitar Works facility is all about. Created by Hugh Manson from design to final finish, this works instrument is unique both visually and sonically. A stunning guitar. And now SOLD.
Manson Works #006 is the follow on creation from Works #005 now in the ownership of Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters. Another single master build by Hugh Manson, Works #006 takes the unique 'holey' finish of model #005, an aluminium and wood sandwich body construction, liberally laced with various tone holes to create a voicing unheard of before in contemporary music. A Bigsby trem completes the vibe!
NOW SOLD! PLEASE E-MAIL FOR FUTURE PRODUCTION.
Manson Works #007 is another 'lightbulb' moment guitar from the Manson Guitar Works. Expanding even further on our original aluminium clad finishes and recent Holey models, Hugh Manson has included a complete resonator design into what can really only be described as a semi-hollow body design but not like any of those other semi-hollow designs you might be thinking of! Acoustically it's a fingerpickin' dream. But plug her in and visually and sonically you get a twisted rock monster! SOLD!