MannMade USA

Guitar & Bass Bridges & Hardware - Hand Crafted in the USA

Mannmade USA designs, manufactures and sells World Class Quailty Parts, all crafted in Franklin, NH USA. We only sell what we make! Vibrato Bridges, Fixed Bridge, Tele Bridges and saddles, Wrap Around les Paul style bridges, pickguards, knobs, etc.

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John

After reading a post on this site by John Mann to another screwed customer re: his desire to make amends to anyone he screwed in a past life, I sent him an email. Told him I saw his post, reminded him of what had transpired in the past (he took my $310 and never delivered).
He ignored that mail, too. You're a piece of work, John. s**t happens to all of us, but if you had an ounce of integrity and were in fact a "real" Mann, you would have answered. You're a sad little Mann, John.

Re: John

You never got response because I never received your email. My original statement still stands and if you are owed product or money - contact me at jmann@mannmadeusa.com or call me direct at (603)488-1912. Regards, John Mann

Barrington Classical Electric

I just purchased a Barrington Classical Electric guitar that is very similar to the Gibson Chet Atkins Classical Electric. It is solid black and has oversized tuners (not classical slots!). I paid $375 at a guitar show for it, with the original hard shell case. There was a man at another booth who said he worked with Barrington back in the days when these were brought in from Japan, and then went to work for Gibson. He felt this was a superior guitar to the Gibson. That's all I really know about this puppy. I was wondering if anybody out there might have any more specific information on this particular model and make. One thing that was pointed out about this one was that the rosette hole was raised up, and that later ones were painted on. If anybody knows anything, I would appreciate the info.

Thanks, Paul

Barrington BGW 300???

hey is that a Barrington BGW 300? and if so, where did you get it, how can i get one, or would you sell it?!

Barrington Foxxe Tele

Barrington Foxxe Tele

This popular thread has been given its own page : Barrington Foxxe Tele

Value of the Barrington

https://store.bluebookinc.com/download/Model.aspx?product=EGUITAR&id=138

Above bluebook link quotes:
"Barrington solid body guitars were styled after the superstrat design prevalent in the late 1980s, and were built in Japan (possibly by the Terada company). Generally good-playing and good-looking guitars.
While the vintage/used market is currently focusing on vintage-style designs, models like these are generally overlooked, and as a result are generally inexpensive. Used prices on the electrics range between $200 to $400, $250 to $450 on the semi-hollow body models, and $250 to $500 on the acoustic models."

I own a Barrington electric that is fire engine red, double cutaway, since the 80's, and it would take more then that price to rip it out of my hands. It is a good playing, sounding, and looking guitar. I was lucky enough to get it through my brother who did some work with Barrington when they were in the business of making the guitars. I was told they were handmade and even some prominent muscians got their hands on some. Nevertheless, it was a gift and it makes me smile!

Re: Value of the Barrington

: i have a "foxxe" model, serial # 104357 it is metallic green with one slanted humbucker and gotoh floyd. I picked it up for $50 at a run down pawn shop in atl, ga. Email me . send your phone # and i will call you. (free long distance is nice) ttps://store.bluebookinc.com/download/Model.aspx?product=EGUITAR&id=138

: Above bluebook link quotes:
: "Barrington solid body guitars were styled after the superstrat design prevalent in the late 1980s, and were built in Japan (possibly by the Terada company). Generally good-playing and good-looking guitars.
: While the vintage/used market is currently focusing on vintage-style designs, models like these are generally overlooked, and as a result are generally inexpensive. Used prices on the electrics range between $200 to $400, $250 to $450 on the semi-hollow body models, and $250 to $500 on the acoustic models."

: I own a Barrington electric that is fire engine red, double cutaway, since the 80's, and it would take more then that price to rip it out of my hands. It is a good playing, sounding, and looking guitar. I was lucky enough to get it through my brother who did some work with Barrington when they were in the business of making the guitars. I was told they were handmade and even some prominent muscians got their hands on some. Nevertheless, it was a gift and it makes me smile!

Re: Value of the Barrington

: : i have a "foxxe" model, serial # 104357 it is metallic green with one slanted humbucker and gotoh floyd. I picked it up for $50 at a run down pawn shop in atl, ga. Email me . send your phone # and i will call you. (free long distance is nice) ttps://store.bluebookinc.com/download/Model.aspx?product=EGUITAR&id=138

: : Above bluebook link quotes:
: : "Barrington solid body guitars were styled after the superstrat design prevalent in the late 1980s, and were built in Japan (possibly by the Terada company). Generally good-playing and good-looking guitars.
: : While the vintage/used market is currently focusing on vintage-style designs, models like these are generally overlooked, and as a result are generally inexpensive. Used prices on the electrics range between $200 to $400, $250 to $450 on the semi-hollow body models, and $250 to $500 on the acoustic models."

: : I own a Barrington electric that is fire engine red, double cutaway, since the 80's, and it would take more then that price to rip it out of my hands. It is a good playing, sounding, and looking guitar. I was lucky enough to get it through my brother who did some work with Barrington when they were in the business of making the guitars. I was told they were handmade and even some prominent muscians got their hands on some. Nevertheless, it was a gift and it makes me smile!

Hello - Re posting some info- that same, that EXACT same guitar which was a very special Christmas gift to some Kin Folk, and which was "given" back to me, in return, which means y'alls gonna hear some s**t that'll knock your socks off, or maybe you have already heard, anyways, that same guitar has some history to it- yes, that means there were actually several albums, or "CD's" as the younger generation says, but either way, I put in/left a very quite "propper" pickup in it- This pickup has a very identifiable stamp, over the papers, yet, UNDER the wax, circled twice, (green wax over gold is... preservation of what has been before!) Know the number? starts with a...

Re: Value of the Barrington

: : i have a "foxxe" model, serial # 104357 it is metallic green with one slanted humbucker and gotoh floyd. I picked it up for $50 at a run down pawn shop in atl, ga. Email me . send your phone # and i will call you. (free long distance is nice) ttps://store.bluebookinc.com/download/Model.aspx?product=EGUITAR&id=138

: : Above bluebook link quotes:
: : "Barrington solid body guitars were styled after the superstrat design prevalent in the late 1980s, and were built in Japan (possibly by the Terada company). Generally good-playing and good-looking guitars.
: : While the vintage/used market is currently focusing on vintage-style designs, models like these are generally overlooked, and as a result are generally inexpensive. Used prices on the electrics range between $200 to $400, $250 to $450 on the semi-hollow body models, and $250 to $500 on the acoustic models."

: : I own a Barrington electric that is fire engine red, double cutaway, since the 80's, and it would take more then that price to rip it out of my hands. It is a good playing, sounding, and looking guitar. I was lucky enough to get it through my brother who did some work with Barrington when they were in the business of making the guitars. I was told they were handmade and even some prominent muscians got their hands on some. Nevertheless, it was a gift and it makes me smile!

Hello - Re posting some info- that same, that EXACT same guitar which was a very special Christmas gift to some Kin Folk, and which was "given" back to me, in return, which means y'alls gonna hear some s**t that'll knock your socks off, or maybe you have already heard, anyways, that same guitar has some history to it- yes, that means there were actually several albums, or "CD's" as the younger generation says, but either way, I put in/left a very quite "propper" pickup in it- This pickup has a very identifiable stamp, over the papers, yet, UNDER the wax, circled twice, (green wax over gold is... preservation of what has been before!) Know the number? starts with a...

Re: Value of the Barrington

: : i have a "foxxe" model, serial # 104357 it is metallic green with one slanted humbucker and gotoh floyd. I picked it up for $50 at a run down pawn shop in atl, ga. Email me . send your phone # and i will call you. (free long distance is nice) ttps://store.bluebookinc.com/download/Model.aspx?product=EGUITAR&id=138

: : Above bluebook link quotes:
: : "Barrington solid body guitars were styled after the superstrat design prevalent in the late 1980s, and were built in Japan (possibly by the Terada company). Generally good-playing and good-looking guitars.
: : While the vintage/used market is currently focusing on vintage-style designs, models like these are generally overlooked, and as a result are generally inexpensive. Used prices on the electrics range between $200 to $400, $250 to $450 on the semi-hollow body models, and $250 to $500 on the acoustic models."

: : I own a Barrington electric that is fire engine red, double cutaway, since the 80's, and it would take more then that price to rip it out of my hands. It is a good playing, sounding, and looking guitar. I was lucky enough to get it through my brother who did some work with Barrington when they were in the business of making the guitars. I was told they were handmade and even some prominent muscians got their hands on some. Nevertheless, it was a gift and it makes me smile!

Re: Value of the Barrington

: : : i have a "foxxe" model, serial # 104357 it is metallic green with one slanted humbucker and gotoh floyd. I picked it up for $50 at a run down pawn shop in atl, ga. Email me . send your phone # and i will call you. (free long distance is nice) ttps://store.bluebookinc.com/download/Model.aspx?product=EGUITAR&id=138

: : : Above bluebook link quotes:
: : : "Barrington solid body guitars were styled after the superstrat design prevalent in the late 1980s, and were built in Japan (possibly by the Terada company). Generally good-playing and good-looking guitars.
: : : While the vintage/used market is currently focusing on vintage-style designs, models like these are generally overlooked, and as a result are generally inexpensive. Used prices on the electrics range between $200 to $400, $250 to $450 on the semi-hollow body models, and $250 to $500 on the acoustic models."

: : : I own a Barrington electric that is fire engine red, double cutaway, since the 80's, and it would take more then that price to rip it out of my hands. It is a good playing, sounding, and looking guitar. I was lucky enough to get it through my brother who did some work with Barrington when they were in the business of making the guitars. I was told they were handmade and even some prominent muscians got their hands on some. Nevertheless, it was a gift and it makes me smile!
i bought serial #104437 in newnan ga pawn shop for $65.00, one slant hum, one volume,gotoh floyd, triangle fret inlays and neck binding metallic grey super strat almost mint condition, i love it!

barrington guitar

I have a barrington guitar hand made especially for Bearde & Son, can anyone tell me how old this guitar is and if it has any value

Barrington Guitar

I have a Barrington BGW-300 Bigsby, semi hollow body, double cutaway, dual-pickup electric, with two "Jackson: pickups, all black in color. Can anyone tell me what the guitar, with a custom case is worth?

Barrington BGW 300

Hello Wayne...it's been a long time but I'm wondering if you still have this guitar.

Thanks for your time!
brendan

Re: Barrington Guitar

: I have a Barrington BGW-300 without the Bigsby,its semi hollow body, double cutaway, dual-pickup electric, with two humbuckers pickups, all white in color. Can you tell me how you paid? thanks now!

barrington guitars

barrington guitars

This popular thread has been given its own page : barrington guitars

Bridges

We had a customer wanting a Mannmade trem in gold on his custom guitar order. We had to wait a little while but we got our delivery and one very happy customer!

MannMadeUSA Products are back

Let me preface this with "I do not work for John Mann". I have jammed with him in the past and consider him a friend.

I too, had a 1-1/2 year "delay" in my order. The stories here are inexcusable, and there were some things happening in his life that I will not discuss in an open forum.

I told him to check this site and make it right with the people who lost money. I hope he does this. If you like, send me your email, name, contact info and I will forward it to John's personal email. I really, honestly beleive he wants to make it right.

From now on (he realized he needed help) orders will be taken and processed by Retro Music, Keene NH @ 603.357.9732. Jeff Firestone is the voice on the other end of the line. He is going to be in charge of inside sales and shipping orders from stock. E-mail will be sales@mannmadeusa.com - effective 02/01/02.

I got my order after I thought I wouldn't. He's a good guy, and a fantastic engineer/tool maker - the best trems in the world! I hope this helps, but again, I can't excuse what happened to some of you and don't blame you if you ignore this, but I think his dealing through an established music store is a huge step in the right direction.

Later,
Roy
roy_66@yahoo.com

Thank you

Thanks for everyone for posting these messages, I came across this in a bid to find the mannmade website, I know now not to order through it. Anyone know any other good source for wrapover bridges though?

MannMade Products

The company you all are talking about is "MannMade USA" not "MannMade Products" MannMade Products makes truck window screen to keep bugs out of the interior of semi-trucks.
Would you please re-direct your comments.
Thank you.
Robert Mann
Co-Owner - MannMade Products.

I think Mannmade is out of business

Seriously, the website can't be found anywhere, the phone is not working, something must have happened to this man.
I really wanted one of his bridges for my guitar.

John Mann is a Criminal....

Expect nothing from Him!!! I gave him a year to Deliver???Had a Hell of a time getting Visa to credit my account. they also said they are having problems with Him...????? a True ScumBag!!! I suggest a Schaller, HipShot , ABM ,Callaham,Point Tremolo or one of the many other Trems available, But do yourself a favor.......Dont Deal With John Mann!!!!!!!!!! Cheers...H.R.

Re: John Mann is a Criminal....

Hello, Don't know John Mann but just wanted to ask you how did you get the job of stand in for Colin Farrell? Thanks.

More of the same...

I too tried to buy a product via the MannMade web site....Similar story as other disappointed cutomers I'm afraid....Good product, dreadful customer relations!

Another sucker

Well, at least I don't feel like I'm the only one now... it took me a LONG time to work out that John Mann is a liar and a fraud; I always give people the benefit of the doubt, but with a bad apple, just end up looking stupid & wondering 'why didn't I see that before'.

I ordered a couple of trem bridges, an RMC synth interface & piezos, for about £500 in 1999, paid via Visa... John Mann said he'd sent them but then claimed they must have been 'lost in the post' weeks later, and he'd claim the insurance & send again. So the last time we spoke would have been early 2000, I've not been able to contact him since, despite repeatedly leaving messages on his ansafone, on which he 'promises to reply as soon as possible'...

I managed to source the RMC stuff direct, and talking with the very helpful people there, discovered that John Mann had not ordered from them for a long time, and certainly not for the items I'd ordered.

So finally I twigged !

I find it such a shame that someone who is so obviously talented (I managed to get a couple of MannMade bridges from other sources and they ARE excellent) can be so criminal.
Personally, the money's not a problem, and I can probably get a refund from Visa, but the sheer waste of (my) time is exasperating, and worse, realising that a person who you've treated with patience and respect has less actual value than something you'd scrape off your shoe is not a nice feeling.

John Mann, if you ever get to read this, I hope you're ashamed of yourself; but I'm sure you're not, so go and run back to whatever drug or alcohol-lined hole you live in where you delude yourself that you're a really great person and that all those honest people you've been ripping off really deserved it.

PS: If anyone needs PRS-compatible bridges, I heard (from Chandler guitars in the UK) they're being distributed independently now, sorry, but I don't have any more details.

And another bad experience with MannMade

I can sympathise with Jack Camarda and David Harner - I tried to order a couple of bridges back in August 2000, never received them and now get no replies from enquiries to John Mann. I can't understand, because he gets great reviews and seems to make quality products.

Barrington

Barrington

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One good experience

It seems that I was lucky. I ordered a set of his intonated brass saddles for the Telecaster and received them on or about the date that was agreed upon. I paid upfront in full by credit card and had no trouble.

These postings, while I don't doubt their validity, are big surprise to me. I read about him in the British magazine, Guitar. They spoke highly of MannMade and their products. I guess they never ordered anything from John Mann.

Another Bad Experience

Do not place an order with the expectation that you will ever hear from this person again.

Do Not Do Business with MannMade Products

In January, 2000, I verbally contracted with John Mann to build me a bridge/tailpiece combination for an archtop 12 string.
We agreed on a price of $300. I sent him $200 on 14 January, and he sent me an invoice for the balance, including $10.00 for shipping.
I paid the balance in February. He never built the bridge, never attempted to tell me why, and never returned my $310.00. In June, he left a message on my machine that the bridge had\
gone to the platers, and he expected it back in a week. I never heard from him again, and he refused to take any calls from me or respond what happened.

In August I filed a complaint with the US Postal Service, charging him with one count of interstate mail fraud. He never bothered to respond to that either.

John Mann has demonstrated himself to be a man without integrity or character. I gave him every opportunity to respond, to explain and to make good.
He has opted to take my money, and in effect, say to me, "Sayonnara, Sucker".

Deal with him at your own risk.

Jack Camarda
jfcamarda@pcnet.com

Do Not Do Business with MannMade Products

In January, 2000, I verbally contracted with John Mann to build me a bridge/tailpiece combination for an archtop 12 string.
We agreed on a price of $300. I sent him $200 on 14 January, and he sent me an invoice for the balance, including $10.00 for shipping.
I paid the balance in February. He never built the bridge, never attempted to tell me why, and never returned my $310.00. In June, he left a message on my machine that the bridge had\
gone to the platers, and he expected it back in a week. I never heard from him again, and he refused to take any calls from me or respond what happened.

In August I filed a complaint with the US Postal Service, charging him with one count of interstate mail fraud. He never bothered to respond to that either.

John Mann has demonstrated himself to be a man without integrity or character. I gave him every opportunity to respond, to explain and to make good.
He has opted to take my money, and in effect, say to me, "Sayonnara, Sucker".

Deal with him at your own risk.

Jack Camarda
jfcamarda@pcnet.com

Do Not Do Business with this company.

In January, 2000, I verbally contracted with John Mann to build me a bridge/tailpiece combination for an archtop 12 string.
We agreed on a price of $300. I sent him $200 on 14 January, and he sent me an invoice for the balance, including $10.00 for shipping.
I paid the balance in February. He never built the bridge, never attempted to tell me why, and never returned my $310.00. In June, he left a message on my machine that the bridge had\
gone to the platers, and he expected it back in a week. I never heard from him again, and he refused to take any calls from me or respond what happened.

In August I filed a complaint with the US Postal Service, charging him with one count of interstate mail fraud. He never bothered to respond to that either.

John Mann has demonstrated himself to be a man without integrity or character. I gave him every opportunity to respond, to explain and to make good.
He has opted to take my money, and in effect, say to me, "Sayonnara, Sucker".

Deal with him at your own risk.

Jack Camarda
jfcamarda@pcnet.com

Re: Do Not Do Business with this company - AESOP INC./MARK JOYNER

This was the first thing that popped up on Google when I typed in "interstate mail fraud" -- so I'm taking the opportunity to put in this message.

If you EVER get an email from a guy named Mark Joyner -- RUN, and DO NOT GIVE HIM A DIME. Especially, don't give him your credit card! (hey, look him up -- you'll find that he defrauds people left and right, charging their credit cards long after they have cancelled their subscriptions with them. He's listed on many SPAM sites, too. Creep. He's taken advantage of a friend of mine -- and I think he sucks bigtime.

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