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Old 02-03-2018, 01:58 AM   #1666
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Really considering getting another cort mbc-1 (sold one) putting gotoh 510 bridge and tuners, sustainer, black custom hardware and order a custom neck. Would that then be exact same as Bellamys? I just prefer the shape of the mbc1 over the Evos. Either that or get a dr-1 ans get it all matt black. Not sure what would be cheaper. Custom necks are 400.
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Old 02-03-2018, 10:41 AM   #1667
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Really considering getting another cort mbc-1 (sold one) putting gotoh 510 bridge and tuners, sustainer, black custom hardware and order a custom neck. Would that then be exact same as Bellamys? I just prefer the shape of the mbc1 over the Evos. Either that or get a dr-1 ans get it all matt black. Not sure what would be cheaper. Custom necks are 400.
Considering the amount of work you'd have done to the Cort, it might be worth initially going for a DR and having upgrades done to that when you could afford them over time. Then again, they may not offer a paint job for the DR since they like to keep their MBs exclusive nowadays. It'd be worth checking with the Guitar Works to see what they can offer.

The quality of a standard Cort is already brilliant, and an upgraded one would be killer. They're very true to Matt's as well.
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Old 02-03-2018, 12:59 PM   #1668
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Ye i was thinking that actually. New Dr - 1 is same spec as matt blacks but olive. But its 2399 so that and 400 for paint job probably. But as you said they might not even do it. Altho if its just matt black anyone could spray it for me. Altho logo on headstock would need to be white. Mmmm
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Old 02-03-2018, 01:02 PM   #1669
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Ye i was thinking that actually. New Dr - 1 is same spec as matt blacks but olive. But its 2399 so that and 400 for paint job probably. But as you said they might not even do it. Altho if its just matt black anyone could spray it for me. Altho logo on headstock would need to be white. Mmmm
Judging by MGW's facebook page, they won't produce a guitar for the public that is the exact specification of Matt's Touring Guitars. I saw someone ask for a MB1 Black Knight without the Floyd, and they got told no. So you could have a problem with having the DR-1 painted matt black. Anyway, the original olive paint finish and letters are what give the guitar it's model name, so they could get a bit iffy about that.
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Old 02-03-2018, 01:22 PM   #1670
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Yeah guess your right so if i do the cort up and get a custom neck ordered seperate then thatll be identical except the body will be basswood. Or i order a dr-1 and get someone else to paint it.
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Old 02-03-2018, 01:37 PM   #1671
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Someone already found out that they're not willing to refinish the DR-1s.

As for the cort, you can't get a custom neck on those. Olly had his spare MB-1 neck he wanted to use on his MBC-1, and it doesn't actually fit that guitar.
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Old 02-03-2018, 02:09 PM   #1672
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How come tbey dont fit!? Thought they were standard bolt ons.
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Old 02-03-2018, 08:44 PM   #1673
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Ye i was thinking that actually. New Dr - 1 is same spec as matt blacks but olive. But its 2399 so that and 400 for paint job probably. But as you said they might not even do it. Altho if its just matt black anyone could spray it for me. Altho logo on headstock would need to be white. Mmmm
With the DR route, having someone else do the paint job would be your only option. I don't think I could trust anyone else with that sort of job on a Manson. And yeah, the headstock logo would be a problem. It would probably have to be reapplied and there might be some sort of legal problems with that (or maybe none at all, I'm not sure.)

I think the Cort would be your best bet, though. They seem great. Or you could always go for an MA-25 and have something more personalised to your tastes

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Someone already found out that they're not willing to refinish the DR-1s.

As for the cort, you can't get a custom neck on those. Olly had his spare MB-1 neck he wanted to use on his MBC-1, and it doesn't actually fit that guitar.
They wouldn't even offer me a matte black finish rather than a Santa finish for my MB, which was a bit bizarre. It seems they're even more strict with their signature models nowadays.

Wait, how on earth has Olly ended up with a spare MB-1 neck?
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Old 03-03-2018, 03:45 AM   #1674
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To be honest, I really don't understand why you'd buy a cheaper guitar and then spend that much on upgrades for it. If you're going to spend that much, just get a Manson anyway? I'm getting the impression that this is all about the MB shape, but the MAs are brilliant guitars.

On the above point, I remember hearing them say ages back that legally (or something), they have to ship the signature guitars as per the agreed spec. You could then get them modified later on or something, but you'd have to get it in its original form first. I guess the point is that they're agreed within a certain spec and they're not supposed to be custom MBs that are then available to everyone whatever they want. Unless that's changed?
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They wouldn't even offer me a matte black finish rather than a Santa finish for my MB, which was a bit bizarre. It seems they're even more strict with their signature models nowadays.

Wait, how on earth has Olly ended up with a spare MB-1 neck?
Well they're not doing any of the others in black, so it wouldn't make sense to do just one.

It's from when he had his MB-1 modified. The neck was replaced with one of a different spec, so the original one is going spare.


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To be honest, I really don't understand why you'd buy a cheaper guitar and then spend that much on upgrades for it. If you're going to spend that much, just get a Manson anyway? I'm getting the impression that this is all about the MB shape, but the MAs are brilliant guitars.

On the above point, I remember hearing them say ages back that legally (or something), they have to ship the signature guitars as per the agreed spec. You could then get them modified later on or something, but you'd have to get it in its original form first. I guess the point is that they're agreed within a certain spec and they're not supposed to be custom MBs that are then available to everyone whatever they want. Unless that's changed?
I get the same impression, but I get the feeling they still won't modify the DR-1s with a black finish, as it will be far too close to the tour spec guitars.

Makes most sense to wait for a right handed version of the DH-1. That's what I'm doing.

Or I could be hipster and learn to play opposite handed like nerd herd does.
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Old 03-03-2018, 11:26 AM   #1676
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Yeah i already own a custom MA copperkroma but i dont use the ff so its a waste. Still prefer the mb shape and layout of controls as well. Want something more basic so was looking at options.
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Old 03-03-2018, 11:54 AM   #1677
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Fair enough then. I agree on the controls (and the shape too to be fair). The internal FF's actually pretty useful if you experiment with it a bit though in my experience.
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Old 03-03-2018, 03:17 PM   #1678
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Really considering getting another cort mbc-1 (sold one) putting gotoh 510 bridge and tuners, sustainer, black custom hardware and order a custom neck. Would that then be exact same as Bellamys? I just prefer the shape of the mbc1 over the Evos. Either that or get a dr-1 ans get it all matt black. Not sure what would be cheaper. Custom necks are 400.
I've seen them refinish MBC-1 necks before, but they might not do that anymore.

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Or I could be hipster and learn to play opposite handed like nerd herd does.
I haven't got a jazzmaster yet so I'm not full hipster


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I've seen them refinish MBC-1 necks before, but they might not do that anymore.



I haven't got a jazzmaster yet so I'm not full hipster


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122997460...p2471758.m4704

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I don't know. Jimbob plays a jazzmaster, and he seems more Texan lumberjack (can that combination exist?) than anything else.

I wonder what that will go for. Can you plug a left handed guitar into it?
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