Manson Red Glitter 2.0

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Manson Red Glitter 2.0
Red Glitter 2.0
Red Glitter 2.0
Red Glitter 2.0 with DL-1 neck at Reading 2011
Red Glitter 2.0
Manufacturer Manson Guitars
Used 2010-10-212013-07-06
Body type Solid
Neck joint Bolt-on
Body covering Triumph red finish, pink and holographic glitter on the body and headstock
Wood Body: Swamp Ash
Neck: Birds-eye maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Bridge Fixed
Electronics One volume, one tone, 3-way pickup selector toggle
Pickup(s) Neck: Fernandes Sustainer FSK-401
Bridge: Manson MBK 2
Special circuits
  • Fernandes Sustainer
  • X-Y Midi Screen Controller used for a Kaoss Pad


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.


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.

It was believed to be damaged beyond repair after the Kyiv Palats Sportu gig but was repaired by Manson's Guitars and was back in action at LA Rising gig.

In August 2011, for the gigs at Reading and Leeds, 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.

This guitar was seen as a live back up at the 2013 Stadium gigs, until the Rome gig where Matt played it in replacement for the back then damaged Manson Red Carbon.

This guitar is now retired and displayed in the MUSEum for the Drones World Tour. It now has a red headstock again.

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