Manson Silver Glitter Holes
|Silver Glitter Holes|
|Used||2015-03-15 — 2016-07-02|
|Body type||Solid with holes|
|Body covering||Metallic Black with Holographic Gllitter|
|Wood||Body: Currently Unknown |
Fingerboard: Rosewood (22 frets)
|Electronics||One volume, one tone, 3-way toggle pickup selector|
|Pickup(s)||Neck: Fernandes Sustainer FSK-401|
Bridge: Manson MBK-2 (Uncovered)
This is one of the several guitars built by Manson Guitars for Matt in 2015. It is similar to some guitars produced by Manson Works series, that features the unique 'Holey' finish. Two Silver Glitter Holes were bulit for Matt. This one features black pickup on bridge and holes which come in from different directions, rather than vertically, while Silver Glitter Holes 2.0 features chrome bridge pickup and diferent placement of holes on the body. Like all new Manson guitars from 2015 it features a truss rod adjuster at the end of the neck. The Silver Glitter Holes both feature custom Manson aluminium control knobs and tuners.
Built by Hugh, the guitar's design and finish was inspired Hugh's trip to the Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona, Spain in 2014.
Hugh on Silver Glitter Holes in Total Guitar Magazine #268:
I went to Barcelona for a long weekend and went to Basilica, which is just the most amazing piece of architecture. I went there and I was so inspired by the whole thing… So I came back and bult a guitar with loads of holes in it, which seems a bit diverse, but the idea came from seeing the columns in the Basilica. It's the lozenge shape with lots of holes that are aluminium tubes. Then the body is lacquered with a holographic sparkle. They sound amazing, really mid-scooped. It's really resonant, because what's happening scientifically when you drill a load of holes is you're making the surface area of the guitar enormously greater. So it sounds louder acoustically, and the strings performs differently. Every electric guitar is different, and by messing around with what I call the surface area of the guitar allows you to mess around with the way the strings vibrates, thus what frequency is accentuated or not.
This guitar first appeared at the Belfast Ulster Hall on the opening night of the 2015 Psycho Tour. Since the summer festival gigs it has been used for songs tuned half step down. The guitar was marked "3" by Matt's tech on the strap. The guitar made it's last appearance at the 2016 Montreux Jazz Festival gig.