Manson Mirror

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Mirror with a P90 on the bridge
New body and the destroyed old one
Manufacturer Manson Guitars
Used 2004-12-192013-02-18 (original); 2013-04-10(rebuilt body)
Body type Solid
Neck joint Bolt-on
Body covering Mirrored perspex (acrylic)
Wood Body: Currently Unknown
Neck: Currently Unknown
Fingerboard: rosewood
Bridge Tune-O-Matic
Electronics One volume, one tone, 3-way pickup selector
Pickup(s) Neck: Bare Knuckle Mississippi Queen P90, previously Rio Grande Covered Bastard
Bridge: Bare Knuckle Mississippi Queen, previously Rio Grande Crunchbox
Special circuits


It was built at the same time as the Rust Relic for the December 2004 Earls Court Exhibition Centre concerts.


The only internal effects are the usual Fuzz Factory and MXR Phase 90. Originally with a Rio Grande Covered Bastard on the neck and Rio Grande Crunch Box on the bridge. Now has a Mississippi Queen on the bridge and neck positions. The guitar now features a string tree on the headstock.


At the February 18th, 2013 London War Child gig, Matt smashed this guitar into Dom's bass drum, then a few times into his Dickinson amp and finally across the drum kit. Pieces of the mirror cover can be seen breaking off during the impacts.

The guitar was repaired with a completely new body and was back in action at the April 10th, 2013 Toronto gig. The new body had to match the new weight targets that Matt specified for his Manson guitars built in 2012 and 2013.

Since the start of The 2nd Law tour, this guitar had only been used for performing Plug In Baby and whilst the guitar was being repaired, the song was removed from the setlists.

For the Drones tour it was used in RIG A for the Americas shows, but was also seen in RIB B for the festival shows.

Songs used for

Pictures of the new Manson Mirror [1]

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