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keloooe
28-04-2015, 10:24 AM
Hey guys,
I am a massive Muse fan here (I even met Matt and the others when they were last here in Melbs :D), and for many years I have dreamed of owning a Manson MB-1, one of the the custom guitars that Matt uses on stage and in the studio.

Thing is.... It costs ~AUD$6k EXCLUDING shipping!

But I found a site where you can get it a buttload cheaper and customise it to your liking! http://www.rareelectricguitar.com/Matt-Bellamy-Manson-MB-1-Black-Signature-Guitar-sale_1032.html

Now to save the pennies for my own.....

wokkaboy
28-04-2015, 10:33 AM
Hey Pest the link doesn't work bro ?

pablopepper
28-04-2015, 10:44 AM
Works for me. Rare Electric Guitars are one of those Chinese counterfeit sites. Chances are if you tried to import one, it would be held up in customs and probably destroyed. Counterfeit guitars are becoming a real problem as too many people are trying to resell them as the real deal.

keloooe
28-04-2015, 11:23 AM
Yeah Pabs that is a big deal but mine will have a different decal on it, so wouldn't that make it legal to be imported?

pablopepper
28-04-2015, 11:35 AM
It should. These are not very good quality guitars though. For the $800 plus it will cost to get this one you could easily build your own or hit DB up to shape you a body. Might even be able to afford the kaos pad to go along with it.

wokkaboy
28-04-2015, 11:47 AM
yeah build your own Pest, sure DB could shape the body for you

keloooe
28-04-2015, 12:36 PM
Quick Q to all,
If i buy this and get a different decal on it, is it still legal to import into Oz?

Mr Fox69
28-04-2015, 01:01 PM
Best ask customs by emailing them at information@customs.gov.au
Give them all of the details and await a response.

I would assume that even with the name removed they would still have issues with it as the site openly states that it infringes on trademarks.

pablopepper
28-04-2015, 01:05 PM
Technically, it's legal. But, these guitars are seriously hit and miss. Some are ok and just need a good setup to be playable. Some are firewood. None are ever great. $800 is way too much money to throw away.

Fretworn
29-04-2015, 12:00 PM
Well Pest someone here has already made a pseudo-Manson. You could do the same.

http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=2470&highlight=muse

kimball492
29-04-2015, 12:33 PM
Here you go Keloooe
https://crimsonguitars.com/shop/xy-MIDIpad-kaoss-pad-guitar-controllers

keloooe
29-04-2015, 12:54 PM
@Fretty: Yeah I was reminded of Matt's axes when I first saw the PBG-2! This one will be a full replica of the shape though, hopefully DB can get it 1:1!
@KB, those pads are the same ones I'm getting for my build!

andrewdosborne
29-04-2015, 01:56 PM
"Technically, it's legal. But, these guitars are seriously hit and miss. Some are ok and just need a good setup to be playable. Some are firewood. None are ever great. $800 is way too much money to throw away."

Agree pabs, you could get a very good 2nd hand guitar for that sort of coin, or a good few kits...!

keloooe
29-04-2015, 01:58 PM
Yeah I am going for the scratch build route. DB will do the body / neck and I'll pretend it's a more expensive PBG kit!

This will cost like $1.3k total if the prices don't change much and this will be very deluxe!

stan
29-04-2015, 07:20 PM
good luck with this adventure Callum!

keloooe
30-04-2015, 10:04 AM
Cheers Stan, still have no idea when I'll start though!