Manson M1D1 Gloss Black

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Manson M1D1 Gloss Black
M1D1 Gloss Black
Manufacturer Manson Guitars
Used 2012-09-192015-06-13
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 toggle 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 for The 2nd Law touring.

It first 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 the Manson M1D1 Black and Manson Black Midi guitars.

In terms of hardware, the M1D1 Gloss Black features custom aluminium control knobs with custom aluminium tuning pegs. It also features a fixed chrome bridge with black saddles. The X-Y pad frame is black.

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


Along with the Manson Matt Black, it was the 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. At the top of the headstock is also a big scratch.

As of the beginning of the Psycho UK Tour it seems 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 Stark in 2015 and sent back to Matt in time for the US shows.

While this guitar sat in Rig A for the US shows, it was also seen in Rig B for a couple European festival shows. The guitar was labeled number "4" by Matt's tech. It was used until 2015.

Songs used for

M1D1 Gloss Black Gallery

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