Manson Chrome FR

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Chrome Whammy

Manson Chrome FR
Chrome FR
Manufacturer Manson Guitars
Used 2017-05-20
Body type Solid
Neck joint Bolt-on
Body covering Dark Chrome
Wood Body: Mahogany
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood (22 frets)
Bridge Floyd Rose Tremolo System
Electronics 3-way toggle pickup selector, one volume
Pickup(s) Neck: Sustainiac
Bridge: Manson MBK-2 (covered) / Manson MBK-2 (uncovered)
Special circuits
  • 2-way toggle tremolo YES/NO switch turns the tremolo arm into a Digitech Whammy controller for pitch shifting
  • 3-way toggle mini kill switch


This guitar is almost identical to the Manson Matt Black FR, except it's covered in dark chrome colour. The guitar's been seen with both a covered and an uncovered MBK-2 pickup. It is likely that one of them is in Rig A and another in Rig B. Both FR guitar models have the new Floyd Rose whammy controller system. Both guitars also feature the old Manson logo.

The YES/NO switch sits in place of the tone control knob. This could be the rumoured new feature referred to in the Patented MID1 Manson.

These guitar body shapes mark a departure from previous Mansons Matt used that feature a Floyd Rose system, as they do not have the rounded "Lozenge" shape, as seen on the likes of the Chrome Bomber and the Stealth Bomber models.

The Chrome FR is labeled by Matt's tech as "6" and "Standard"

It has been used live since Muse started touring US amphitheatres in 2017.

Songs used for

The Chrome FR is used for songs with standard tuning requiring the use of a whammy bar.

Chrome FR Gallery

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