Muse’s Matt Bellamy purchases UK-based guitar manufacturer

Scott Legato/Getty ImagesMuse frontman Matt Bellamy is officially in the guitar manufacturing business.

The musician has purchased the majority shareholding of Manson Guitar Works, making him the official owner of the Devon, England-based company. Bellamy has previously worked with Manson on a number of signature guitars.

"I'm excited to be taking ownership of Manson Guitar Works and developing its potential in the future," says Bellamy in a statement. "Having played Manson Guitars since I was able to co-design my first custom guitar I have the best insight into the products."

Other artists who've played Manson instruments include Dave Grohl, Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones and Royal Blood's Mike Kerr.

Bellamy and Muse are currently touring Europe in support of their latest album, 2018's Simulation Theory.

Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.