Matt Bellamy just bought Jeff Buckley’s ‘Grace’ Fender Telecaster – and plans to use it on the next Muse album

Matthew Bellamy of Muse performs at the San Siro Stadium on July 12, 2019 in Milan, Italy.
(Image credit: Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images)

One listen to Matt Bellamy’s piercing falsetto reveals his huge admiration for Jeff Buckley, and now the Muse frontman has purchased perhaps the ultimate piece of Buckley’s musical history: his iconic 1983 blonde USA Fender Telecaster.

In a new interview with Guitar World on his leadership of Manson Guitars, we quizzed Bellamy on the last piece of gear that impressed him - and suffice to say, we were not expecting the answer that followed.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.