Production of these UK made models supply is provided on a strict first come first served basis whereby short production runs are released to customers who have supplied their contact details for us to notify them of the model release AND then provide us with a £1000 deposit. If we release 25 guitars then the first 25 deposits received get the guitars with the balance being paid upon completion of the instrument. At present all 2014 guitars are sold out however we will be offering 2015 production of further instruments although please note that demand currently outstrips supply so there is NEVER any free stock and the 2015 allocation will be taken by customers who have registered their details.
Here’s how it works. If you wish to purchase a 2015 or future production run MB signature model, provide your e-mail and other contact details. Make sure they are correct and up-to-date. You can contact us at any time if your details have been changed and need updating. Please contact our works facility for correspondence firstname.lastname@example.org
Do not wait for a run to be announced and then ask to join the wait list – it will be too late. Upon fulfillment of our current MB production runs, we will return to earlier wait lists and continue from there if we could not fulfill all orders on that list.
When a new production run is authorised, we will e-mail, in the order that we received the mails, details of the proposed run. The first 25 replies wanting the guitar are allocated a piece with a maximum of a week to forward a £1000 deposit. Any deposits failing to arrive in that time may result in the guitar being offered to the next person in the list. The balance is payable on completion, which usually takes anywhere between 8-12 months.
Why are the guitars limited?
All current MB-1 and DL-1 instruments are made in the UK at the Manson Guitar Works facility employing the finest components sourced from the UK, the US and Japan. Each guitar also comes with a hand signed certificate from Matt Bellamy and Hugh Manson. We cannot produce them any faster without altering this spec and Matt wishes for these guitars to remain very limited. Occasionally we release more than 25 instruments.
Do I pay a deposit now?
No. At this stage you only request to be notified of the opportunity to purchase an MB-1. The e-mail does not guarantee a guitar and nor do we ask for any money. Offering to send a deposit or pay in full does not accelerate your way up the list!
If I get an MB-1 can I have a chrome finish/tremolo etc. added?.
Sadly we cannot offer a full custom service on these models otherwise the lead time would run into years! We do offer some factory options however and these are outlined in the e-mail when it is sent.
I can’t wait that long/I don’t have £3000 to get a Manson what other choices do I have?
We cannot and will not replicate the shape of the MB-1 or DL-1 into any other custom guitar. We can offer either a full custom bespoke service or our MA Series as alternatives if you want either custom spec or faster production. MA prices start from £999 and you’ll find examples here on our website.