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DAVE MUSTAINE PERSONAL GUITARS


David Scott "Dave" Mustaine was born in September 13, 1961. When he was 13 (1974) he started playing guitar and writing music. When he was 15 (1976) he wrote his first song: "Jump In The Fire", and his next songs were "Hangar 18" and "Rust In Peace". He started using Flying V shapes guitar due to Michael Schenker. Panic was Mustaine's first band. In 1981, Mustaine left Panic to join Metallica as the lead guitarist. On April 11, 1983, after Metallica had driven to New York to record their debut album, Mustaine was officially fired from the band because of his alcoholism, drug abuse, overly aggressive behavior, and personality clashes with founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, an incident Mustaine refers to as "no warning, no second chance". Fallen Angels was the name of the short-lived band that Mustaine founded after his departure from Metallica in 1983. After a series of unsuccessful vocalist auditions, Mustaine elected to take on vocal duties himself in addition to playing lead guitar. In 1984, Megadeth cut a three-song demo. In May 1985, Megadeth released their first album, Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!

1981 - (simil explorer?)

Mustaine used B.C. Rich guitars early in his career (and for his entire duration with Metallica), most notably a B.C. Rich Bich 10 string with just the regular six strings. First the guitar started in a natural finish, but Mustaine painted it black around the time 'Peace Sells' was released.

1981 - B.C. Rich Bich Natural (painted Black in 1985)


1986-2003 JACKSON GUITARS thanks to "Mastermind"
In 1986, after recording Killing Is My Business..., Mustaine approached Jackson Guitars for a custom-built guitar. Jackson modified their existing Jackson King V model (Jackson King V model was 1985, before there was the "Double Rhoads" with 2 wings more big than the King V) for Mustaine by adding 2 more frets to the standard 22 fret King V. In the 1990s the company began mass-producing a Dave Mustaine signature series Jackson King V, which continued into the early 2000s. This model uses Seymour Duncan SH-4 pickups, also known as TB-4 pickups.

1986 - Jackson King V Black --> Silver in 1990/1991

1986 - Jackson King V Custom "Megadeth-2"
1988 - Jackson King V Custom "Megadeth-3" (NO "made in USA")
1988 - Jackson King V DoubleNeck
1990 - Jackson King V Custom "Megadeth-4" (toggle)(J57xx)
1990 - Jackson King V Custom "Megadeth-5" (Anarchy)

1993 - Jackson King V Pro Mustaine Signature

1993 - 1995 - Jackson King V Player's Choice [40]


04 - DM010 Dave's Number One

05 - DM002-92 Custom King V
07 - Jackson Player's Choice King V
08 - White String-thru King V Custom

09 - Korina Anarchy Inlay King V Custom
10 - Arizona Flag King V Custom
11 - Mirror Top King V Custom
12 - Black Doubleneck King V Custom
13 - Figured Maple Doubleneck King V Custom
14 - Jackson KV1 Dave Mustaine signature
15 - Grover Jackson King V Mustaine signature
16 - Y2KV
Prototypes
17 - Jackson Y2KV Dave Mustaine signature
18 - Jackson Custom Shop Y2KVs
19 - Jackson Doubleneck Y2KV

2003-2006 ESP GUITARS

In 2003 Mustaine left Jackson guitars unveiled his new ESP model at the NAMM convention. The company released the DV8 signature model in the 2004 NAMM convention also at which time Mustaine announced his ESP endorsement deal. In 2005, Mustaine and ESP teamed up to release the ESP Axxion, (pronounced Action), in order to celebrate Megadeth's 20th anniversary.(the XX in Axxion and the fretboard inlays being the number 20 in Roman numerals) The ESP Axxion and ESP DV8 were both successful and cheaper models such as the LTD-DV8 R, LTD DV200 and the LTD Axxion were released to target a bigger market.


2007-2015 DEAN GUITARS

On December 6, 2006, Mustaine announced that he was leaving ESP and shifting his endorsement to Dean Guitars. His new signature guitar was revealed during NAMM Show on January 19, 2007. The signature guitar is called the Dean VMNT. The V-shaped guitar is very similar to his earlier Jackson and ESP Signature models. The release campaign of the VMNT had a limited copy of only 150 in the world and are signed by Mustaine.



DAVE MUSTAINE COLLECTABLE GUITARS


B.C.RICH (Made in USA)
late 70s - B.C.Rich Bich 10 Supreme (repainted black in 1986)
In 1987 he switched to Jackson guitars.

JACKSON

1987-2014   Jackson King V (KV2 after 1996) "Made in U.S.A."
1992-1995   Jackson King V Pro Mustaine (Black, Sparkle Silver)(BLK,SSM,CSB) (catalogo nel 1993)
1993-1995   Jackson King V STD (Standard)(dot inlays, rosewood fingerboard)
1993-1997   Jackson King V PRO (Professional)
1996-2000   Jackson KV1 Dave Mustaine Signature (black,natural)
1998-1999   Jackson KV3
2000-2002   Jackson Y2KV (Black Pearl, Mahogany)
1999-2001   Jackson KV4
2001-2006   Jackson KVX10 (made in India)[BO]
2004-0000   Jackson KV-J2; KV-J2E (Japan Only)
2005-0000   Jackson KV-J1; KV-J1K; KV-J1E; KV-J1EK; KV-J2; KV-J2K; KV-J2E; KV-J2EK; KV-03; KV-04; KV-05B
2006        Jackson KV2T
2006        Jackson JS30KV (made in Indonesia)[BO]
In 2003 he switched to ESP guitars.

ESP (Made in Japan) - LTD by ESP (Made in South Korea)
2004 / 2006 - ESP DV8 Custom Shop Dave Mustaine Signature - http://web.archive.org/web/20031204065149/http://www.espguitars.com/html/mustaine.html
2004 / 2006 -
LTD DV8-R Dave Mustaine Signature
2005 / 2006 - ESP Axxion Dave Mustaine Model
2005 / 2006 - LTD DV200
2005 / 2006 - LTD Axxion

In 2007 Dave switched to DEAN guitars.

DEAN
2007-2007 USA VNMT Limited (Limited 150, signed)
DCR VMNT FLOYD (Limited 50+50)
DCR #4 DCR DAVE MUSTAINE ZERO FLOYD
2014 - USA DAVE MUSTAINE VMNT LTD Run 50 Pc in Silverburst
2014 - DAVE MUSTAINE VMNT Limited - Limited Edition 50 Pieces (Trans Red, Trans Black, Trans Amber)
2014 - DAVE MUSTAINE VMNT FLOYD Classic Black
2014 - DAVE MUSTAINE VMNT PEACE SELLS
2014 - DAVE MUSTAINE VMNT ANGEL OF DETH
2014 - DAVE MUSTAINE VMNT RUST IN PEACE
2014 - DAVE MUSTAINE VMNT FEAR
2014 - DAVE MUSTAINE VMNT (Metallic Silver, Classic Black)
2014 - DAVE MUSTAINE VMNT END GAME
2014 - DAVE MUSTAINE VMNT X - (United Abominations, Metallic Silver, Classic Black)

2015 - DAVE MUSTAINE V LIMITED - TBL W/CASE - $1099

2015 - DAVE MUSTAINE ZERO PUNK - $799

2009 - USA DAVE MUSTAINE DOUBLENECK BLOOD LUST - $5899

2015 - USA DAVE MUSTAINE STRADIVMNT CHARCOAL BURST - $3999





 
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