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Matt Bellamy’s Manson guitar Bomber was used for three years from 2003 to 2006, notably during the 2004 Absolution Tour, and made its last debut at Werchter in 2006. Bomber is also featured in music videos of Hysteria (US version) and Starlight.

Bomber is decorated with airplane rivets (from a scrap yard, presumably from the Second World War) to cover some faults in the chrome plate as the guitar needed to be done incredibly quickly, in only a few weeks time, to use it during touring. Hugh Manson commented on the guitar; “I was trying to make it look like a sort of burnt wing of a B52 bomber, I suppose. Luckily it turned out amazingly and it sounds awesome. It’s funny how something that starts out being a good project, goes through this potential disaster stage and comes round to being a massive success.”


Matt Bellamy’s Manson guitar M1D1 Black (or better known as Kaoss Manson) was first used live at Radio 1′s Big Weekend on 13th of May 2006, and last in August of 2011. As well as being used most during The Resistance tour, it was used during warm-ups for The 2nd Law tour and in studio when recording Drones.

It is featured in music videos of Invincible, Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever), the alternative live version of Supermassive Black Hole, and can be spotted from a clip called The Making Of Uprising (from The Resistance DVD). Notably, the guitar had been used live for songs like Dead Star, Forced In, Hyper Music, Unnatural Selection, MK Ultra, Nishe, and a cover of Man of Mystery by The Shadows (first performed in Luxembourg on 26th of May 2007).


When I first saw this, I was kind of mad. The m&gs were my only 100% guarantee that I would ever meet Justin. I live in a small town in the middle of Nebraska, when will he ever come around here? And I know I could see him when he comes to Lincoln, but will he really roam around town when he has to be in Des Moines the next day? After I calmed down, I realized that I was so stupid for being mad and I began to feel grateful that Justin was still alive. Justin chose his health and becoming truly happy over putting on a fake smile everyday and going back into that hole that he was in. All he really wants is to make us happy and he has put that in front of being happy himself.
@justinbieber I want you to know that I have, am, and will continue to support and love you through anything. I hope that you will one day become truly happy because you are the person who deserves it the most. I love you no matter what happens 💜💜