Manson M1D1 Gloss Black

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Manson M1D1 Gloss Black
Manson M1D1 Gloss Black
Matt playing the M1D1 Gloss Black with scratched head
M1D1 Gloss Black
Manufacturer Manson Guitars
Used 2012-09-19
Body type Solid
Neck joint Bolt-on
Body covering Gloss Black paint
Wood Body: Currently Unknown
Neck: Birds Eye Maple
Fingerboard: rosewood (22 frets)
Bridge Fixed with Graph-Tech Saddles
Electronics One volume, one tone, 3-way pickup selector
Pickup(s) Neck: Fernandes Sustainer FSK-401
Bridge: Manson MBK-2
Special circuits
  • X-Y Midi Screen Controller used for a Kaoss Pad


This is the third of six Manson guitars created by Hugh Manson for Bellamy in 2012. It appeared at the French Taratata TV Programme on the 19th of September 2012. Because of the identical specifications of this guitar, this guitar together with the Manson Red Carbon replaced Manson M1D1 Black and the Manson Black Midi.

This guitar was duplicated as the Manson M1D1 Gloss Black 2.0.


Along with the Manson Matt Black, it was the guitar most frequently used guitar on The 2nd Law Tour. It was often smashed after Uprising or Stockholm Syndrome. The varnish shows some scratches, that are partly fixed with gaffer tape. Also at the top of the headstock is a big scratch.

As of the beginning of the Psycho UK Tour it seemded that this guitar was replaced by the Manson M1D1 Gloss Black 2.0, however it was seen being used live again at the May 8th 2015 Webster Theatre gig. The guitar was repaired by Tim 2015 and sent back to Matt in time for the US shows. The guitar is labeled number "4" on his strap by his tech, Chris.

While this guitar was originally in the Rig A, it was seen in Europe for the festival shows.

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Pictures of the Manson M1D1 Gloss Black on the Mansons Guitars Website

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