Manson Guitars

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Guitar line-up
Guitar rack
Guitar line-up. From left to right: 7 String E Guitar, Bomber, Laser, Delorean, 007 and Mirror
Back-stage rig
Manson guitars hanging out

Matthew Bellamy owns more than 50 Manson guitars, of which all were built by Hugh Manson (before 2009) except the Mirror Kaoss, Doubleneck, Keytar and Matt Black II and many more, which were built by Tim Stark. Hugh still makes guitars for Matt, but nowadays, most of the work is done by head luthier at Manson Guitar Works, Tim Stark. All of the guitars built for Bellamy, aside from the 7 String E Guitar, have a shape that he designed alongside Hugh Manson in 2001, dubbed Mattocaster or MB shape. The Mattocaster shape resulted from Bellamy wanting a guitar with "the body of a Fender Telecaster and the sound of a Gibson Les Paul".[source?]

Guitars

Model Also known as Period used live Status
7 String E Guitar - 2001- In use
Mirror Earls Court 2004- In use
Matt Black - 2012- In use
Black 7 String - 2012- In use
Matt Black 2.0 #2/#3/#4/#5 - 2015- In use
Matt Black Stealth #1/#3/#4/#5/#6/#7 Stealth Matt 2015/16- In use
Matt Black Stealth LED - 2017- In use
Matt Black FR Matt Black Whammy 2017- In use
Chrome FR Chrome Whammy 2017- In use
Red Sparkle New Glitterati 2017- In use
Acoustic Black Acoustic Manson 2017- In use
M1D1 Stealth #1/#2 - 2015/16- In use
M1D1 Gloss Black 2.0 - 2015- In use
Silver Glitter Holes Sagrada 2015- In use
Copper Bomber 2.0 - 2015- In use
Metal Bomber - 2015- In use
Mirror 2.0 - 2015- In use
Silver Glitter Holes 2.0 - 2015- In use
7 String E Guitar 2.0 - 2015- In use
Holoflake #1/#2 - 2015- Currently Unknown
Black 7 String 2.0 - 2015- Currently Unknown
DR-1 #00/#01/#02/#03 - 2016- Currently Unknown
Xenokroma Bomber - 2016- Currently Unknown
Stealth Bomber - 2016- Currently Unknown
M1D1 Gloss Black - 2012- Currently unknown
M1D1 Black Kaoss, Invincible[note 1] 2006-2011 Retired/In studio use
Matt Black (batch) - 2013-2014 Retired/Given away
007 Black Manson, Blackie, Black Ed[note 1] 2001-2011 Retired/In studio use
Delorean Industrial Disease, Silver 2001-2005 Retired
Laser Lazer 2002-2007 Retired
Bomber 1945 2003-2006 Retired
Chrome Bomber Silver Bomber, Lozenge [note 1] 2006- Retired
M1D1 Mirror[note 2] M One D One, M1D1 2006-2007 Retired
Red Glitter Glitterati, Red Sparkle, Santa[note 1] 2007-2010 Retired
Black Midi Seattle, Auto[note 1] 2007-2011 Retired
Ali Top Son of Delorean, New Delorean, Delorean Bender [note 1] 2007-2015 Retired
Keytarcaster[note 3] - 2009-2010 Retired
Mirror Kaoss Hybrid Jools Manson, Chrome Kaoss 2009-2010 Retired
Doubleneck Casinocaster 2010 Retired
Keytar Neoncaster, Light Keytar, Troncaster 2010-2011 Retired
DL-1 (Delorean) Trasher [note 1] 2011 Retired
Carbon Olympic Manson 2012-2014 Retired
Red Glitter 2.0[note 3] New Glitterati, Santa 2.0 2010-2013 Retired
Matt Black 2.0 #1 - 2015 Retired
Matt Black Stealth #2 Stealth Matt 2015/16- Retired
MB-1 Red Glitter Son of Santa 2010, 2015 Retired
Red Carbon - 2012-16 Retired
Alloy 7 String - Never Studio use only (2012)
Rust Relic - Never Never used (Sold)
Delorean 3.0[note 3] - Never Never used
The Sheep Guitar - Never Never used
Copper Bomber Steampunk Lozenge 2015 display
Patented MID1 Manson - - Never released/used

Signature Guitars

Model
Manson MB-1
Manson MB-1S
Manson DL-1
Manson SDL-1
Manson DR-1
Cort MBC-1

Notes

  1. a b c d e f g These names are what Matt Bellamy calls his guitars by
  2. Now displayed inside the Manson Guitars shop, Exeter.
  3. a b c These names are not official, but fan dubs. These guitars have not been added to the Muse gallery on the Manson Guitar website and thus their official names are unknown.


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