Dave Mustaine: Legendary Founder of the Multi-platinum band Megadeth, Adds Limited Edition Gibson Custom Shop Flying V EXPs to Dave Mustaine Collection

Gibson Custom Shop:

Dave Mustaine Flying V EXP Limited Editions,

Available Worldwide on Gibson.com


Legendary Guitarist, Vocalist, Songwriter, and Founder of the

Multi-platinum and GRAMMY® Award-winning Megadeth,

 Adds Limited Edition Custom Shop Flying V EXP in Red Amber Burst and Ebony VOS to the Dave Mustaine Collection

Above: Dave Mustaine with his new Gibson Dave Mustaine Flying V™ EXP Limited Editions.

Download photos of Dave Mustaine and the Gibson Custom Shop Flying V EXPs, HERE, specs, HERE.

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Explore the full Dave Mustaine Collection, HERE.

NASHVILLE, TN (October 25, 2022) For 128 years, Gibson has shaped sound across generations and genres of music, becoming one of the most relevant, played, and loved guitar brands around the world. Gibson Custom Shop is proud to unveil the latest addition to the Dave Mustaine Collection, the Gibson Dave Mustaine Flying V™ EXP Limited Edition in Red Amber Burst and Ebony VOS. To create the new Limited Edition Flying V EXP guitar, Gibson Custom Shop luthiers collaborated with Dave Mustaine the legendary guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and founder of the multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® Award-winning band, Megadeth. The entire Dave Mustaine Collection is available now at select global dealers and on Gibson.com.

The Gibson Dave Mustaine Flying V™ EXP Limited Edition delivers the powerful, heavy sound and exceptional playing performance on the stage and in the studio that Dave demands. The 25.5” scale mahogany neck has an ebony fretboard with 24 frets, Mother Of Pearl inlays, an Explorer™-style headstock with Grover® Mini Rotomatic® tuners, and a Graph Tech® TUSQ® nut. Dave Mustaine’s signature is reproduced on the truss rod cover, and Dave’s silhouette is featured on the back of the headstock and on the included hardshell guitar case. The mahogany Flying V-style body has a maple cap (figured maple on the Red Amber Burst version) and is equipped with a Tune-O-Matic™ bridge, a string through body Chevron tailpiece, and a Dave Mustaine signature Seymour Duncan® Thrash Factor pickup set. The Red Amber Burst nitrocellulose lacquer finish is complemented by gold hardware, while the Ebony VOS finished model is equipped with nickel hardware. Only 75 of each color have been crafted by the expert luthiers of the Gibson Custom Shop as part of this very special limited run.

The Dave Mustaine Collection is currently comprised of seven models and continues to be a global success–the Flying V RIP electric guitars, and the Songwriter (signed) acoustic guitars immediately sold out upon release. Expect more Dave Mustaine Collection releases in 2023. The Dave Mustaine Collection is available at select dealers and the following models are available worldwide on Gibson.com: Gibson Dave Mustaine Collection Dave Mustaine Flying V EXP (Antique Natural and Silver Metallic): https://www.gibson.com/en-US/Electric-Guitar/USAIQC139/Antique-Natural, the Songwriter acoustic (Ebony): https://www.gibson.com/en-US/Acoustic-Guitar/ACC36V567/Ebony, and the new Gibson Custom Shop Dave Mustaine Flying V EXP Limited Editions (Red Amber Burst and Ebony VOS): https://www.gibson.com/en-US/Electric-Guitar/CUSL3M238/Red-Amber-Burst.

Above: The Gibson Custom Shop Dave Mustaine Flying V™ EXP Limited Editions.

Gibson is honored to be working with Dave Mustaine, who formed Megadeth at the dawn of the American thrash metal movement. Renowned worldwide and synonymous with metal guitar, Dave Mustaine founded Megadeth in 1984 and less than a year a later debuted with the release of Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! in 1985. Megadeth has gone on to sell more than 50 million albums worldwide, earning many accolades along the way, including a GRAMMY® Award for the title track from their most recent album Dystopia, along with 12 additional GRAMMY® nominations, as well as five consecutive platinum/multi-platinum albums. Megadeth has headlined many of the biggest stages in the world and recently played their most successful tour ever, closing every night on the North American amphitheater “Metal Tour of the Year”. Also, a New York Times bestselling author and sought after speaker, host, and commentator, Mustaine has remained a standard bearer for metal and heavy guitar rock, combining a musical and technical standard with the punk and rock n’ roll ethos and attitude.

As vital as ever, MEGADETH debuted at the top of the charts with their new album The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!. The album’s first week of sales, premiered at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 marking their eighth Top Ten album of their career, and matching the chart impact of the band’s last album, the Grammy-winning Dystopia. The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!  total consumption was 47,552, and pure Album Sales were 44,781, placing the album at No.1 on Top Album Sales, Top Current Albums Sales, Top Rock & Alternative Album, Top Rock Albums, and Top Hard Rock Albums charts respectively, and at No. 2 on the Vinyl Album Sales chart.

The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! was released via UMe on September 2, 2022 and features twelve new tracks. The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! is available on CD, vinyl, and cassette, as well as digitally through all online partners, HERE. There is also a limited deluxe edition 2LP, 12-track album pressed on 180g black vinyl housed in a numbered gatefold jacket with a 12×24 lyrics/credits insert, a lenticular vinyl lithograph and a bonus 7-inch featuring “We’ll Be Back” and the unreleased b-side “The Conjuring (Live).” The limited deluxe edition can only be purchased via MEGADETH’s official online store, through Sound of Vinyl, and uDiscover, HERE.

‘The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead’ World Headline Tour begins in February 2023.

Watch and share the Dave Mustaine interview from the Gibson TV’s series “Icons,” HERE.

Check out the new Gibson Custom Shop Dave Mustaine Flying V™ EXP Limited Editions:

Above: Gibson Dave Mustaine Flying V™ EXP Limited Edition in Red Amber Burst.

Above: Gibson Dave Mustaine Flying V™ EXP Limited Edition in Ebony VOS.

Above: Gibson Dave Mustaine Flying V™ EXP Limited Edition headstock on the Ebony VOS.

Above: Dave Mustaine with his new Gibson Dave Mustaine Flying V™ EXP Limited Edition in Ebony VOS.

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