Manson MB-1 Red Glitter

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Manson MB-1 Red Glitter
MB-1 Red Glitter
Manufacturer Manson Guitars
Used 2010-09-112015-25-07
Body type Solid
Neck joint Bolt-on
Body covering Triumph red finish with glitter on the body and headstock
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
  • 3-way toggle killswitch


This guitar is one of approximately 140 Manson MB-1 Matthew Bellamy Signature Guitars so far built by Manson Guitars (as of October 2014). The first batch of 25 were released in September 2009 and this guitar is from the second batch of 25, released in September 2010.

The specifications of the guitars are almost exactly the same as the Manson M1D1 Mirror but have the paint finishes based on the Manson Black Midi (satin black) and the Manson Red Glitter (red glitter).

Hardware-wise, Matt's guitar features standard chrome tone and volume knobs, standard machineheads and a black X-Y pad frame.


This guitar got it's first live outing (as Matt's Manson Red Glitter was damaged at the previous night's gig) on 11th September 2010, at the Wembley Stadium gig for all the songs in the setlist in Drop D tuning. After the Manson Red Glitter met it's demise on 26th September 2010, at the L.A. Staples Center gig, this guitar was used for the 2010 Autumn American Tour until 12th October, when it was replaced by the Manson Santa 2.0 (21st October 2010).

After that, it was used, for the first time in 5 years, for Supermassive Black Hole at the 2015 Rock im Revier Festival and used throughout the Drones Festival Tour in 2015. It didn't return for later tours.

Songs used for

MB-1 Red Glitter Gallery

Photos from Crazybobbles' guitar

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