Manson Red Glitter 2.0
|Red Glitter 2.0|
|Body covering||Triumph red finish, pink and holographic glitter on the body and headstock|
|Wood|| Body: Swamp Ash|
Neck: Birds-eye maple
|Electronics||One volume, one tone, 3-way pickup selector toggle|
|Pickup(s)|| Neck: Fernandes Sustainer FSK-401|
Bridge: Manson MBK 2
This was a new guitar built by Hugh Manson to replace Matthew Bellamy's original Manson Red Glitter, which was damaged beyond repair after being dragged off the tower by a curtain at Los Angeles Staples Center, in September 2010. The new guitar has a more even coat of glitter and a Mirror Perspex XY Pad frame as opposed to its predecessor which bore 4 distinct lines of glitter and an alloy XY Pad frame. The new guitar also has a black pickup frame at the bridge pickup, as opposed to its predecessor which had a silver pickup frame.
Official replicas of the Red Glitter and Manson Black Midi can be bought from the Manson online store. The MB-1 range (Matt Bellamy series 1) has a starting price of £3099 for a Black basic version with no midi screen or Manson hardware. Adding a Red Sparkle Finish costs £200 and adding a MIDI Screen costs £300, so a guitar identical to Bellamy's costs £3599. Adding the Alloy Machine Heads, as on some of Matts other guitars, would cost an additional £250.
This guitar received its first outing on 21st October 2010, at the Quebec City Pepsi Coliseum gig, where already it began to inherit the spirit of its predecessor by being thrown into Dominic Howard's china cymbal. Bellamy has been throwing this guitar around quite extensively, mostly at the end of Stockholm Syndrome. A video of him throwing it at Howard's kick drum at the Rod Laver Arena gig in Melbourne, shows the guitar getting a battering. At the Bassendean Oval gig, the guitar was thrown repeatedly and violently at Howard's drum-set, again at the end of Stockholm Syndrome.
As of August 2011 it had a Manson DL-1 Neck as the original's headstock was split after being thrown in the air whilst on tour in the USA
Songs used for
- Exogenesis: Symphony Pt. 1 Overture
- Map of the Problematique
- MK Ultra
- New Born
- Stockholm Syndrome
- Unnatural Selection