Manson DL-1 Delorean

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Reading Festival
Reading Festival
Reading Festival
DL-1 Delorean
Manufacturer Manson Guitars
Used 2011-08-262011-08-28
Body type Solid
Neck joint Bolt-on
Body covering Aluminium
Wood Body: Alder
Neck: Birds-eye maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Bridge Tune-O-Matic + Stoptail
Electronics One volume, one tone, 3 way pickup selector toggle
Pickup(s) Neck: Fernandes Sustainer FSK-101
Bridge: Manson MBK 3
Special circuits
  • Fernandes Sustainer
  • Push Button Killswitch


This guitar is one of a handful of Prototypes for the first batch of 25 Manson DL-1 Matthew Bellamy Signature Guitars so far built by Manson Guitars first released in August 2011. This one differs by having a push button kill switch and a Fernandes Sustainer instead of a P90 Neck Pickup, this also has a Manson MBK3 pickup, the first of Matt's guitars to have one fitted.


This guitar got its first outing at Leeds Festival on 26th August 2011, where it was thrown into the air by Bellamy at the end of both Space Dementia and Stockholm Syndrome, landing on top of Dominic's drum kit during the latter. It made a return for the Reading Festival, which was only two days later. It was thrown high in the air at the end of Space Dementia. At the end of Stockholm Syndrome, it was smashed into Dominic's bass drum twice and thrown in the air yet again.

After two concerts, it currently holds the distinction of being thrown into the air at the end of every single live song it was used in.

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