Matt Bellamy is working on a new Manson Stratocaster-style guitar – and he’s already played it live with Muse

Matt Bellamy performs live with a Manson Stratocaster-style electric guitar
(Image credit: Erynn Halvorson/YouTube / Manson Guitar Works)

Manson Guitar Works has unveiled a new Stratocaster-inspired electric guitar design for Muse frontman and company owner Matt Bellamy.

The guitar was first spotted by fans during Muse’s debut Will of the People tour dates, which kicked off on February 25 in Chicago, and saw Bellamy employing the model for some delay-drenched clean lines on new track Verona.

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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.