3-22-18 - Catharsis #4 with the resin swirl top is in stock!
2-22-18 - Abyss #5 is here!
2-22-18 - New Gozu video!
1-25-18 -- Many thanks to Ivar, IceDale, and Grutle of Enslaved!
Ivar had this to say.....
"During our 2015 tour with YOB I kept asking Mike (YOB singer) to show me his chord progressions and riffs – one day we were looking at the song “Marrow”, and he handed me his guitar. “It’s a Monson – awesome hand build guitars, man!” You could say I was biased due to the owner and the music he plays, but his Nomad felt (and sounded) really good. So, like magic; that idea traveled the rounds through the multiverse, before Mr. Monson himself got in touch a little while back - to ask if I wanted to try out a Nomad for a possible collaboration. I got mine first (Ice’s and Grutle’s Monsons followed across the Atlantic a little later, we will get back to you on that), brought it on the Russian dates before the holidays to test it out properly, and yes – I am now a proud Monson guitarist. Ain’t life swell, folks!?" Grutle had this to say.... "My very first encounter with Monson instruments was at a show with the exellent and talented band YOB at the Roadburn festival a couple of years back. The sound of Mike's guitar was so massive that I immediately fell in love! Monson has it all! Sharp treble, massive and bearing mid and most important; a heavy and totally crushing bass! I'm really exited to get to know this monster of an instrument in the very near future! Thanks for having me on board!"
Brent added..... "Well, it's nice to be familiar with a band and their music to begin with. You're not looking to reinvent their sound. You want something that is aggressive, but versatile enough to have refinement, as needed. With just a little input from the guys about body styles and preferences, instinct took over for me. This month marks my 17th year building, so I'd like to think at this point I've honed my instincts to understand what an artist needs. I went out to the shop and dug through my stash of wood to find the magic pieces that I've been collecting and have waited for the right time to use. You just know what to do because it's not hard to imagine standing on a stage and understand what the artist would want the guitar to be like."
1-16-18 - Witch #7 is done
12-27-17 -- Monson Guitars is very pleased to announce the endorsement of longtime metal icons Enslaved from Norway! In addition, I'm pleased to say, Monson Guitars has been added as an official sponsor for the upcoming Decibel Tour featuring Enslaved as the headlining act! As a long time fan of the band, it is an honor to be working with them, as well as Decibel Magazine!
Ivar of Enslaved with the Nomad in Russia!
12-21-17 - Mystic #3 is here!
12-15-17 - Abyss #4 is out!
10-26-17 - Nomad #21 is done
10-20-17 - Introducing the DISSIDENT!
9-20-17 - Doomsayer #7 is here
9-12-17 - Suspiria #2 w/ the new Flat Black 'Xylem' finish in stock now
9-9-17 - Creature #3
8-16-17 - PaleHorse #7 is in stock now
7-21-17 - Nomad #20 - 12-string
6-21-17 - Introducing SUSPIRIA - Macassar Ebony top.....built for Doug of Gozu
5-25-17 - Conduit #2 with pale moon ebony top
5-18-17 - Redemption #13
5-1-17 - Introducing the SOLIDARITY - multiscale - burnt ash body
4-24-17 - Adam Sweeney, new guitarist for Untimely Demise has been added as an official Monson Guitar artist with his Heretic!
4-4-17 - Redemption #12 is in stock
4-4-17 - Nomad #19 is finished
3-25-17 - Portland based Shroud of the Heretic has been added as a Monson Guitar artist!
3-23-17 - Nomad #18 is in stock!
3-22-17 - I'm pleased to announce that Bartosz Janik of the Polish band Spaceslug has been added as a Monson Guitar artist. He is playing the Croatoan.
2-22-17 - Introducing the Reikon Bass!
2-22-17 - Introducing the Strigoi
2-18-17 - Croatoan #5 is done
1-20-17 - Introducing Meraki #1
1-18-17 - Malice Bass #7 w/ zebrawood top
1-3-17 - PaleHorse #6
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