Manson Black 7 String
|Manson 7 String Black|
|Used||2012-09-20 — 2015-07-16|
|Body covering||Gloss black with holographic glitter finish|
|Wood||Body: Ash |
Neck: Birds Eye Maple
Fingerboard: rosewood (22 frets)
|Bridge||Fixed with Graph-Tech Saddles|
|Electronics||One volume, one tone, 3-way toggle pickup selector|
|Pickup(s)||Neck: Sustainiac 7-string Pickup|
Bridge: Custom 7 string Manson MBK-2 (presumably)
This new 7 string is the fourth of six Manson guitars created by Hugh Manson for Bellamy in 2012. The guitar had to match a specific weight requirement (around 2.4kg) so multiple holes were drilled into the body, neck, hardware to reach the target weight. This guitar has no Kaoss pad controller and does not seem to have any additional electronics, which is a departure from Matt's Resistance-era guitars.
This is also one of Matt's first guitars to feature a Sustainiac.
A duplicate of this guitar was built in 2015; Manson Black 7 String 2.0.
This guitar is featured in the Supremacy music video.
After The 2nd Law era touring finished in 2014, the guitar was only used in Rig B in 2015 and 2016 for Supremacy only.