Manson Black 7 String

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Manson Black 7 String
Manson 7 String Black
Manufacturer Manson Guitars
Used 2012-09-202015-07-16
Body type Solid
Neck joint Bolt-on
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)
Special circuits


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.

Additional Information

This guitar is featured in the Supremacy music video.


This guitar was first used for the debut live performance of Supremacy at the 2012 Cologne gig. It was later used for performances of Liquid State, Survival and also Citizen Erased.

After The 2nd Law era touring finished in 2014, the guitar was only used in Rig B in 2015 and 2016 for Supremacy only.

Songs used for

Black 7 String Gallery


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