Manson Keytar

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Manson Keytar
Manufacturer Manson Guitars
Used 2010-06-162011-08-28
Body type Solid
Neck joint /
Body covering Gloss black paint
Wood Body: Poplar
Neck: Poplar
Fingerboard: Poplar
Bridge None
Electronics Unknown
Pickup(s) None
Special circuits
  • Two-octave keyboard
  • Midi buttons on neck
  • LED Lights around body


This guitar is almost identical to the Keytarcaster, with the addition of neon lights running around the outline of the guitar and keyboard. The guitar was built out of one piece of poplar.

It features the classic "Mattocaster" shape, with the right hand playing a two-octave keyboard, and the left playing the bass notes up the neck. This was the 3rd guitar Tim Stark at Mansons made for Matt.


It was first used at Glastonbury Festival on 26th June 2010 for Undisclosed Desires and was used throughout 2010 and 2011, being last used at Reading Festival in 2011, the last show of The Resistance era.

This guitar is now retired and was displayed in the MUSEum for The Drones World Tour 2015/16

Songs used for

Keytar Gallery


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