Manson 7 String E Guitar
|7 String E Guitar|
|Body covering||Sycamore (flamed)|
|Wood|| Body: mahogany (archtop, hollow-chambered)|
|Pickup(s)||Custom 7-string Kent Armstrong|
Hugh Manson on the 7 string
"Matthew Bellamy bought that second-hand. I made it for a jazz musician as a 7-string guitar with no bridge pickup, just a neck pickup and a bridge transducer (7-string) which I had custom-made with Mike Christian saddles in it. It's an archtop, straight-though neck, hollow-chambered guitar. Matt came in to the shop and said, ‘I need a 7-string for a certain song’ and I said, ‘I've got this one here that a guy doesn't want.’ He tried it and said, ‘Yeah, that'll do’. It's a great sounding guitar and it's probably my favourite out of all of them."
According to Matt in an interview with Australian Guitar Magazine 2010, this was the first guitar he bought from Manson's guitar shop.
This guitar was only used live for Citizen Erased, for which it is tuned to AADDGBe.
Nowadays it's the backup guitar for the Manson Black 7 String on tour.
Songs used for
On the making of the 2nd Law DVD you can see the 7 string E guitar being used to record Survival