Manson MB-1 Matthew Bellamy Signature Guitar

MuseWiki, wiki for the band Muse
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Manson MB-1 Signature Guitar - Red Glitter
Manson MB-1 Signature Guitar - Satin Black
MB-1 Signature Guitar
Manufacturer Manson Guitars
Used -
Body type Solid
Neck joint Bolt-on
Body covering Red: Triumph red finish, with glitter on the body and headstock
Black: Satin black finish
Wood Body: Alder
Neck: Birds-eye maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Bridge Fixed
Electronics One volume, one tone, 3-way pickup selector
Pickup(s) Neck: Fernandes Sustainer FSK-101
Bridge: Manson MBK 2
Special circuits
  • X-Y Midi Screen Controller used for a Kaoss Pad (optional)
  • 3-way toggle killswitch


This is a signature series of MB-1 guitars based on Matt's X-Y pad guitars (the Manson Black Midi and the Manson Red Glitter), however, unlike Matt's guitars, this series feature a humbucking Sustainer pickup.

The MB-1 range (Matt Bellamy series 1) has a starting price of £3249 for a Black basic version with no Midi screen or Manson hardware. To upgrade to a Red Sparkle Finish would be an extra £200. To upgrade to a MIDI Screen would be an additional £319, so an identical one to Matt's costs £3768.

One of these guitars was used by Matt, the Manson MB-1 Red Glitter.

As this guitar features the FSK-101 Sustainer, Manson Guitars announced the Manson MB-1S Matthew Bellamy Signature Guitar, which is build with the FSK-401 Sustainer, with which it has the exact same specs as the Manson Red Glitter.

Go back to Manson Guitars
Go back to Guitars