Welcome to Manton Customs, Shropshire based luthier of fine electric and bass guitars. Each instrument is hand built with pride in England from the finest timbers. I’m happy to offer all of the more typical tone woods plus some exciting British alternative options for every aspect of the guitar. Whether it be fingerboard, neck, or body there is a British timber which can be used. I very much enjoy working with these native timbers and get great satisfaction from using alternatives which aren’t commonly offered on electric guitars. That’s not to say we don’t enjoy using exotic woods also though!
In addition to a range of custom built guitars and basses, I also offer the option of building anything the client can dream up (within reason!), creating a true one of a kind instrument for the customer.
I also offer an extensive repair menu covering just about everything from setups to refinishes.
Included is a picture of an 8 string Matriarch guitar featuring the True Temperament system.