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‘Dave Mustaine Gibson USA Flying V EXP’
Available Worldwide in Silver Metallic and Antique Natural on Gibson.com
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 is proud to unveil the wide release of the new Dave Mustaine Collection, the Gibson Dave Mustaine Flying V™ EXP. For the new Flying V’s, the Gibson team collaborated with Dave Mustaine the legendary guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and founder of the multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® Award–winning band, Megadeth. The Gibson Dave Mustaine Flying V™ EXP is now available in Antique Natural and Silver Metallic finishes at select global dealers and on Gibson.com.
“Fasten up your head belts, it’s time to ride the skies, it’s time to be immortal, cause heroes never die.”–Dave Mustaine, lyrics from Megadeth’s“Blood of Heroes”
Gibson is honored to be working with Dave Mustaine, who formed Megadeth at the dawn of the American thrash metal movement. Mustaine has sold 50 million records worldwide, earned six platinum albums, and is a GRAMMY® Award winner, cancer survivor, and a certified 1st degree black belt in Ukidokan Karate, and Songahm Taekwondo, an honorary 4th degree black belt and Goodwill Ambassador in the World Taekwondo Federation, and he is currently on the way to a 1st degree black belt in Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu.
Watch the interview with Dave Mustaine re the new Dave Mustaine Flying V™ EXP guitars: HERE.
The Dave Mustaine Flying V™ EXP guitars are part of the Dave Mustaine Collection. These guitars deliver the powerful, heavy sounds 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 a compound fretboard radius, 24 medium jumbo frets, mother of pearl “teeth” inlays, an Explorer-style headstock with Grover® Mini Rotomatic® tuners with Kidney buttons, and a Graph Tech® nut. The mahogany Flying V-style body is equipped with a Tune-O-Matic™ bridge, a Stop Bar tailpiece, and a set of Dave Mustaine Signature Seymour Duncan® Thrash Factor pickups. The Flying V’s are available in both an Antique Natural and a Silver Metallic nitrocellulose lacquer finish which are complemented by black chrome hardware. A hardshell case is also included.
Renowned worldwide and synonymous with metal guitar, Dave Mustaine founded Megadeth in 1984 and less than a year 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 and pace-setting as ever, Megadeth’s last album Dystopia matched the highest chart positions ever achieved by the band.
Watch and share the Dave Mustaine episode of “Icons” on Gibson TV, HERE.
Explore the Dave Mustaine Collection HERE.